Compton Castle

Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden A rare survivor, 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. Home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert - half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Admission & prices

2 Apr-31 Oct 10:30-4:30. Tues, Wed and Thurs
Open Bank Holiday Mondays: 1 April, 6 May, 27 May and 26 August.

£5, child £2.50

Find us

1½ miles north of Marldon. Signposted off A380 to Marldon or turn south from A381 Totnes road at Ipplepen - 2 miles to Compton

Parking: free, 30 yards. Additional parking at Castle Barton opposite entrance, 100 yards


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Childrens activities

–Table-top shop - souvenirs, guidebooks and postcards
–Refreshments are available at Castle Barton restaurant (not National Trust)
–Braille guide and large print guides available
–Access to Compton Castle is extremely limited as there are many changes in levels and steps. Please let us know when you arrive so that we can give you help with portable ramps
–Three steps to entrance and ground floor has steps, ramp available. Spiral staircases to other floors, access to the Solar is by spiral staircase only
–Grounds are partly accessible and there are steps to the Rose Garden
–Access to Castle Barton restaurant is not possible for those with limited mobility

Marldon, Paignton, TQ3 1TA Telephone:

T: 01803 661906

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Compton Castle

Marldon, Paignton, TQ3 1TA Telephone:
Paignton, DEVON TQ3 1TA