Facilities & access


  • Narrow approach lanes with passing bays
  • Free parking, 30 yards from Castle. Additional parking at Castle Barton opposite entrance, 100 yards
  • Dogs on leads welcome in the orchard and car park; access is signposted
  • Table-top shop - souvenirs, guidebooks and postcards
  • Refreshments are available at Castle Barton restaurant (not National Trust)

Family & children

  • Children's Squirrel Trail
  • Baby back-carriers admitted
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Ideal for schools studying castles, please see our Groups page


  • Drop-off point
  • Braille guide and large print guides available
  • Access to Compton Castle is extremely limited as there are many changes in levels and steps. Please let us know when you arrive so that we can give you help with portable ramps
  • Three steps to entrance and ground floor has steps, ramp available. Spiral staircases to other floors, access to the Solar is by spiral staircase only
  • Grounds are partly accessible and there are steps to the Rose Garden
  • Access to Castle Barton restaurant is not possible for those with limited mobility