There’s still so much of Devon I have to see so when Daz is off and I can’t think of any DIY for him to do, we take our selves off to discover somewhere new, one place that’s been on my hit list has been Castle Drogo, near Exeter.
I’ve always had a secret castle love thing ever since I can remember, spurned on by a regular train journey from Chester to Holyhead visiting families on a route which passed the magnificent Conway Castle. My siblings and I always looking out for the Sleeping Beauty’s touret nestled in the hills. So I’ve been itching to visit some of the great historical homes my own county has to offer.
Currently hidden beneath a mass of scaffolding, Castle Drogo is under a much-needed construction so I didn’t get to see the sights I was hoping, none the less, we still had a chance to explore inside. I’m not entirely sure what was going on with some of the rooms or the story they were trying to tell as I was too pre occupied helping Tween which a challenge trail of cryptic clues, but I’m sure it made perfect sense to anyone who had the time to read the guide.
As we walked round there was some amazing sites to be seen, I imagined living in a place as magnificent as this. I’m not a great fan on scary movies, but I could’t help wonder what a great set it would make.
After our tour we strolled the beautiful grounds, taking in the sights and smells of the garden in bloom.
The castle seems a long way of completion but we will return to see it in all it’s glory one day, hopefully as a full family pack again.