Compton Castle

Important notice -

Please be aware there is scaffolding around the castle as essential works are taking place. Sorry for any inconvenience, for more information call 01803 842382.

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden

Family fun

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Minibeast Monsters trail at Compton Castle

Tue 22 Oct 2019
There are mysterious goings-on with the mini beast monsters in Compton Castle this half-term. Can you spot the spooky spiders, witchy woodlice and scary snails?

Volunteering at Compton Castle: sewing group

Tue 10 Dec 2019
Are you good with a needle and thread? Our visitors of all ages love dressing up in costumes at Compton Castle, so we’re looking for volunteers to join a sewing group.
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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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Art and collections

Our collections

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