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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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Celebrate all things apple at apple day © Paul Harris

Celebrate all things apple at apple day

Apple day

Saturday 17 October, 11am-3pm, free

Celebrate all things apple at Compton Castle. Bring along your own apples to make into juice on the mini presses, taste local produce and much more.


Step back in time

Get into character and look the part

A group of Compton Castle's volunteers have been busy over the winter creating costumes for children to try on when they visit.

Talk to the team about it when you arrive to find out more.

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.