I’m sitting at my desk, in the heart of the servant’s quarters at Castle Drogo (so no-one can say I don’t know my place!) and, as I write this, a strange, almost eerie silence has descended over the castle – am I in the presence of the legendary Drogo ghost…….? Unfortunately not, it’s just the end of the season and the house is, temporarily, closed to visitors, so the pitter-patter of tiny (and not so tiny) feet has faded away. However, it is only the house that is closed - the café, shop, gardens and estate are still open and will be every day, throughout the winter, except 24th – 26th December. In fact we even have a special offer, only available to local residents. During November entry to the grounds is free, from Monday – Friday and between 11am and 4pm. Not only that but, if you do come and see us during these times, you will get a 20% discount on anything you buy in the shop or the café. So, if you’re looking for a few Christmas presents, now would be a good time to come and see us. I’m afraid that these offers are only open to people living in either the EX or TQ postcode areas during the month of November so, to benefit from this, please bring along a recent utility bill (or similar).