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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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Enjoy volunteering at Compton Castle © Tim Harris

Enjoy volunteering at Compton Castle

Volunteer recruitment fair

Tuesday 3 February, 2-4pm at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay

Are you thinking about volunteering? Why not come along to find out more about what is on offer and meet the team? Volunteers bring Compton Castle to life; would you like to join the team to help tell the story of Compton Castle? From room guiding to gardening, there are lots of opportunities to cater for all interests.

Come back in April

Compton Castle is now closed for the season; come back from 1 April 2015 to 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.