Compton Castle


A dramatic fortified manor house with a delightful 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.

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

Things to see and do in the castle
In the castle there are the charming and historical Great Hall, Sub Solar and Solar to explore, as well as the medieval kitchen and chapel. The rose garden in flower at Compton Castle

Things to see and do in the garden
Explore the rose garden, take a seat in the orchard, discover the medieval style knot garden and soak up some sunshine on the sunny lawns in Compton Castle's garden. Children playing a traditional game of quoits

Fun for families
Little-ones love castles, and at Compton there is plenty to keep them enchanted. They can dress up in medieval costumes, play traditional games in the garden, and complete the spotter and history trails.

Join the National Trust for free entry at Compton Castle many more properties across Devon and UK.


Compton Castle, 15 minutes from Newton Abbot, Torquay or Totnes.

♬ Summer day - TimTaj


  • Marldon
  • Paignton
  • Devon
  • TQ3 1TA