Compton Castle - National Trust

Compton Castle - National Trust




01803 661906


01803 661900

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The north front of Compton Castle, Devon

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539–1583) was coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. Within the curtain wall can be seen the old kitchen with spiral staircase to the guard room, reconstructed great hall, solar and chapel. There is also a lovely rose garden and knot garden.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£3.50, child £1.75. Groups £3, child £1.50.


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photograph of apples on tree

Family Volunteering: Apple Picking in Compton Village

  • 4 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Come and help to pick apples in Compton village, ready for Apple Day at Woodhuish near Coleton Fishacre which takes place on 12 October.

As a reward enjoy free entry to Greenway, Coleton Fishacre or Compton Castle during half-term; you will be given a free entry voucher at the event.

Please park and meet in the Castle Barton car park, over the road from Compton Castle. A member of the team will be waiting for you there, wearing a high visibility jacket.

Suitable for

  • Any age