Compton Castle

Come back and explore in 2019

Compton Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Tue 02 Apr 2019
A menagerie of medieval animals has taken over the garden at Compton Castle and hidden all the Easter eggs. Can you join the hunt to find all their favourite hiding places in the garden?
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Every day heroes

Everyday heroes 

Meet the people behind our special places, as we introduce the every day heroes. Each month we'll feature a supporter - visitors and volunteers, staff members and fundraisers. We couldn't do it without you.

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.

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A group of people walking towards a coach

Bring a group 

Compton Castle is the perfect place to bring a group; whether you're part of a coach party, special interest tour, school group, or are just looking for somewhere to go with a large group of friends. Your group could even have a talk from Lady Katherine. Our group bookings coordinator will be happy to help arrange your visit.

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Places to stay

The garden at Compton Castle, with holiday cottage the Watch Tower in the background

The Watch Tower 

The three-storey building of the Watch Tower is built into the curtain wall of Compton Castle. It has been carefully restored, features a narrow winding staircase and small peeping windows, and sleeps two people.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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