Compton Castle

Important notice -

Compton Castle is now closed for 2021, and will reopen in spring 2022.

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden

Compton Castle

What's on 

Book your visit

Please note we can only accept pre-booked visits, so you will need to book tickets in advance to visit Compton Castle. We're unable to accept walk ups at this time.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

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.

Compton Castle


Compton Castle


Two mirrors against a brick wall with some plants next to them

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

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.

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.

Compton Castle

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