Compton Castle

Compton Castle

What's on 

Upcoming events

National Walking Month: a week of walks

Tue 05 May 2020
To celebrate National Walking Month there’ll be a week of walks in the English Riviera at Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Greenway.
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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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Our work

View from the top of Compton Castle, Devon

Lightning protection at Compton Castle 

Compton Castle has a blanket of scaffolding this year, as we're undertaking some extensive restoration and installing a brand new lightning protection system.

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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