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National Trust's Compton Castle

  • 4.1

  • from 444 Google reviews

A castle on top of a stone building
A castle on top of a stone building

Compton Castle 2 by Roger Cornfoot. CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden. A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, is set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards.

Opening times

May - October 2018: open Tues - Thurs & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:30 - 16:30.

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.



Devon, TQ3 1TA

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Google reviews

  • 4.1

  • from 444 Google reviews

Michael and Julie Bowell

3 months ago


Lovely house with beautiful gardens, the internal areas of the house being part opened to the public as the remainder is still a private family residence. Fascinating history to discover about the history of the family and the property, wonderfully explained by the helpful guides. Picnic tables in the adjoining field and a small grassed parking area at the property entrance. Worth noting that no inside photography is allowed at this property as still a private residence. Recommended to visit!

Michael Roche

a month ago


Really interesting building, not a castle in the true sense, more a fortified medieval farmhouse, some of which is still lived in by the family so not all is accessible. The high point are the actors playing past members of the family and giving a detailed account of what 'they' and their family did/do. The gardens are quite small but really nice to walk around. The Elizabethans were not too hot on wheelchair access. A few steps into the great hall can with assistance be managed, however the spiral staircases' are of course not possible.

Laurence Batchelor

3 weeks ago


A nice way to spend 1hour. Must be one of the smallest National Trust properties I've been to. No cafe, bookshop or gift shop. Best part was sitting in the garden by the Lily pond admiring the rolling green hills

Doreen Veal

2 months ago


Game this a four star as there's not a lot to see in the house, and you wasn't aloud to take photos. There a nice garden which you can take photos.

Mat Wells

a month ago


Absolutely amazing castle filled with Devonian history and staffed by some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people I've had the pleasure of speaking to at a National Trust property. Small but perfectly formed and densely packed with it's own living history, I highly recommend a visit.

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01803 661906

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