Castle Drogo near Exeter has re-opened to visitors despite being in the middle of a 5 year restoration project.
The 100 year old castle is owned by the National Trust and is having an £11 million pound repair job to stop it from leaking.
But rather than close it to the public, they are encouraging visitors to come and have a look at the restoration as it happens.
A special 20 metre viewing tower has been constructed alongside the scaffolding so visitors can get a bird's eye view of the work and take it breathtaking views of the Teign Valley and Dartmoor.
Francesca Carpenter reports:-