Compton Castle

A dramatic fortified manor house and formal gardens

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This medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, is a bewitching mixture of romance and history.

With a portcullis entrance, machicolations, loopholes and lookouts, this castle was well defended against any potential attack.

It was home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert - half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Wander round this charming small castle's medieval kitchen, great hall, solar and sub solar.

Check National Trust website for opening hours which vary through the year.

Join the National Trust and get into Compton Castle for free



  • Marldon
  • Paignton
  • Devon
  • TQ3 1TA


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