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Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden

A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, is a bewitching mixture of romance and history.

Home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert - half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Wander round this charming small castle's medieval kitchen, great hall, solar and sub solar.

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2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo © Cadbury

2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo

Cadbury Easter Egg Trails

 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 April 2015, 10.30am-4pm, £3 child (normal admissions apply)

Navigate your way around Compton Castle looking for pirate flags to find all of the clues on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trails and claim your Cadbury Egg Head as a prize. 

Come back in April

Compton Castle is open from 1 April 2015 - come and explore this medieval gem.

Explore the collection

Why not discover the contents of the castle's collection online? There are lots of interesting things, from carved chests to shields.

Bring a school group

Compton Castle is the perfect place to take a school group. Spark their interest in history in this medieval marvel - look out for the defences, find all the clues in the kids' trails, and much more.