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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.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot take credit cards.

Perfect picnic spot

Enjoy a lazy picnic with friends and family

Looking for a perfect picnic spot? The orchard is ideal for picnics - you can relax under the apple blossoms and kids can explore the tufty paths mowed into the longer grass.

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.

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