Castle Drogo and the walk to Fingle Bridge through the Teign GorgeWednesday, September 28, 2016
First in the selection of reports back from our time in Devon is our visit to Castle Drogo and the walk we took to Fingle bridge through the Teign gorge. Now, the name is intriguing for starters as it sounds both Games of Thrones and Bond-esque. The building itself is baffling. C had heard about the ongoing project to make the castle watertight so warned me that it might be a bit different. I'm not a history buff (far from it - I've a memory like a sieve) but I love to snoop around places and learn a little on site. The Castle is a National Trust property and they are currently halfway through an ambitious project to sort out the massive leakage problems (it looks to me like they're rebuilding the castle - but what do I know). The time we spent inside the castle was very interesting and I really enjoyed it, I didn't take photographs as it seems rude and also boring. Unlike the people who take 3000 pointless pictures for no apparent reason, of everything. Who do they plan to subject with that arduous slideshow? Anyway, I liked the interior, displays, information and the garden areas. FYI There is a large cafe/restaurant so if you have a dither about whether to bring a sandwich there's another option.