Castle Drogo – National Trust

National Trust Appeal for Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is engaged in a battle for survival – a battle that, without your help it may lose. It is being destroyed by water penetration. High on Dartmoor, it is exposed to strong and almost constant winds and rain, while flaws in the original construction mean that today significant amounts of water penetrate the roof, windows and pointing.

This has resulted in multiple serious leaks, which can result in water running down the walls and staircases. Each walk around the castle reveals further damage; damp patches and cracks which bring threat of structural failure of the ceilings or walls.

The National Trust urgently needs your help, because without it, Castle Drogo will soon become unsafe. Its structure will fail and ultimately it will collapse and become inaccessible. If this is allowed to happen, visitors will no longer experience the thrill of seeing its imposing edifice emerging from its breathtaking Dartmoor setting. Castle Drogo is, simply, too important to allow it to become a ruin.

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