Compton Castle

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Compton Castle is closed.

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden

A garden fit for a castle

Compton Castle

History

A distant view of the north front of Compton Castle, Devon

A brief history of Compton Castle 

Find out about the history of Compton, which stretches back to the 1400s, and includes famous connections in Sir Humphrey Gilbert and his half brother Sir Walter Raleigh. There's a video of Sir Humphrey's life and times you can watch as well.

Compton Castle

Our work

Compton Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Compton Castle on the National Trust Collections website