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Compton Castle

Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
01803 843235
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Paignton
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Delightful little fortified manor with so much history. Pity it is so difficult to find and has inadequate parking.But otherwise it is a great little visit, especially if you love squirrels !

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review of Compton Castle - it is clear to see that you enjoyed your time here. I'm sorry that you found the parking inadequate - there is overflow parking available across the road from Compton Castle, at the Castle Barton tea room. More

Farnborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As usual National Trust property with thoughtful and caring volunteers there to help and advise. Very interesting old property, but over half not open as the family still live there. A shame, as it limits the visit.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello Gary, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Compton Castle. I'm glad that you found the castle to be interesting, and will pass on your praise of the volunteers to the team. I hope that you can visit again in the future - there is always something new to discover. More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Spent a pleasant few hours here. It's a small site but very well presented. Access is via some typical Devon lanes so patience driving might be needed. The gardens and grounds are a photographers dream. No photography allowed inside though. On a busy day I would imagine it to feel a little cramped. There were around 30 other visitors when... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for this lovely review of Compton Castle. I'm so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time here, and hope that you can visit again. More

Chippenham, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

An interesting site, probably more typical of Elizabethan lifestyle than a lot of the big surviving castles! A magnificent great hall, interesting kitchen, quaint little chapel (don't forget the squirrel carvings on the pew ends), restful gardens. An site that typifies late Tudor gentry life. Well worth a visit

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello MisterBee123, thank you for this lovely review of your recent visit to Compton Castle. It's clear to see that you really enjoyed your time here, and I hope that you can come back and visit again in the future. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very few rooms but enthusiastic staff and interesting video on the history of the castle, some activities for children and some outdoor games

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Compton Castle. I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit, and enjoyed the video and the activities for children. I will pass on your praise of our enthusiastic team; they will be so pleased to hear about it. More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited whilst on holiday with our four children. The property isn't large enough for a day out, but we spent a few hours here after visiting Totnes The castle is lovely and have a children's trail (the younger one have to spot the teddy bear in each room which kept our ones occupied!). The gardens are lovely and there are... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Compton Castle, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. It's nice to hear that the children enjoyed the squirrel trail - we often hear that it entertains adults too! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a lovely quaint medieval castle. Being named as a castle it gives the impression of being a large building, however being a medieval building it is small when compared to today's idea of a castle. Although this does not detract from the building and it's history. Staff were chatty and knowledgeable about the property. This is a good... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Compton Castle. We're so glad that you found the staff chatty and knowledgeable - we hope they added to your experience. More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were told that this place was a ruin, but being members of the National Trust we thought we would pay it a visit anyway. Pleasantly surprised to see that the Building is actually quite intact. Not actually a Castle in in the true sense of the word, but a fortified Tudor Mansion House. Don't feel disappointed though as it... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive, comprehensive review. Compton Castle is indeed an impressive place to behold and we love the small-but-perfectly-formed garden too. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Yes, Compton castle is on the small side as far as National Trust locations go. You can complete your visit in an hour or so easily and much of the premises is off limits but it's still a fascinating example of a rare fortified Tudor manor house with a perfect little garden. We made this into a half day trip... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for this lovely review; it's super to see that you had such a nice time and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. I hope that you can come and visit again in the future. More

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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had some free passes from my bank, yes I know paying for it some where. Ha ha !! To a lot of National Trust properties. No car park to speak of, just a grass verge next to entrance of the castle. Say 20 ish cars. Getting there is down some very narrow lanes, if cars coming other way very tight.Going... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for this lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit and had a lovely sunny day for it - and that you made the most of your free passes. More

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