20 Apr 2011

Castle Drogo Centenery Celebration

Hello friends of The Homespun Loft, lovely to be back on here blogging again.  Something a little different to show you, would love to share some photos I took on our last day trip.  We are members of The National Trust and love visiting the historic houses and gardens around the area we live.  Recently it was the 100th Anniversary of one of the properties Castle Drogo which is situated in Drewsteignton, near Exeter, Devon.  This was the last castle to be built in England, commissioned by Julius Drewe, and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.  The building is entirely made from granite and has beautiful gardens that we wandered through.

"The Bunty House"
every childs dream!


The Games House

The Castle!
Lots going on with everything you would expect to see at an English fete

The view from the Castle overlooking the Teign Gorge.

and of course Morris Dancers!

The newly laid Centenery Stone

This is a very new property compared to most other National Trust Houses, (my home is older than this!) but it is still one of our favourite places to visit and I wanted to join in their Centenery Celebrations and am so glad you have shared in them too.

Thanks for looking, hugs, Charlotte xx


  1. Charlotte, it looks beautiful. I think would like the Bounty House too! Do you think I could fit my sewing machine in there too - lol

  2. I love National Trust properties and this one's amazing!
    Loved seeing the morris dancing!

  3. Hi Charlotte...Gorgeous photos! I'm sure you had a wonderful day!

    Carole xx