Compton Castle

Important notice -

The ground floor of the castle and gardens are open. You will need to book your visit in advance. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden

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Compton Castle

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

Compton Castle is open Tuesdays-Thursdays, and you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Compton Castle (22 June - 24 June)

Tue 22 Jun 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Compton Castle.
Compton Castle and garden in summer

Fun for families at Compton Castle 

Little ones love castles, and at Compton there is plenty to keep them enchanted. Take a peek at the medieval rooms, explore the paths in the garden and complete the trails.

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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.

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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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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

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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