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Getting under the skin of Britain's last castle

The National Trust owned Castle Drogo is undergoing £11million worth of repairs. Photo: ITV News West Country

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.

Castle Drogo is undergoing repairs to prevent leaks. Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

A 20m high viewing platform allows visitors to get a bird's eye view of the Teign Valley and the work at Castle Drogo Credit: ITV News West Country

Francesca Carpenter reports:-