Visiting Compton Castle: what you need to know

Compton Castle in Devon

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.



Arriving at Compton Castle by car

If you are arriving by car, there is free accessible visitor parking on the grass entrance either side of the main gates. If the car park is full, please come back another time. 

Please note if you are arriving by motorhome or campervan, contact Compton Castle on 01803 661906 for detailed parking arrangements before your visit. 


What's open?

Compton Castle is open Tuesdays-Thursdays 11am-3pm, from Tuesday 5 April until Thursday 27 October. 

At times there may be stanchions in place in some of the rooms. For example, you will be able to look into, but not fully enter the rooms.  Outside you will be able to visit the medieval Knot Garden, Rose garden and Chapel. 


Medieval costumes

Visitors to Compton Castle can step back into medieval times with a range of handmade costumes for kids big and small to try on, as a group of Compton Castle's volunteers have been busy creating costumes for how people would have dressed in medieval times. 

As well as seeing the types of clothes, find out about how clothing showed what social class you belonged to, and the differences between men and women's outfits of the time. 

Play games on the lawn

The smooth lawn in front of the castle is the perfect place for a game of quoits, a traditional game where you throw hoops and try to land them on the markers. 

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, they will be entitled to free admission on arrival. There are accessible toilets available.