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

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

Shopping

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

Compton Castle

Places to stay

Compton Castle

Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Compton Castle, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

View from the top of Compton Castle, Devon

Protecting the castle  

Compton Castle had a blanket of scaffolding last year, as we undertook some extensive restoration and installed a brand new lightning protection system.

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Join or give

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