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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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A slice of history

A quaint castle Beautiful and allows you to step back in time We spent about two hours there and it is well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Monolithic outside features but cosy small rooms - quite unexpected. Huge fireplace, small ish garden with an enormous thatched barn. Worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A quaint castle Beautiful and allows you to step back in time We spent about two hours there and it is well worth a visit.

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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We left Paignton (heading toward the M5 north) by an alternative route to avoid traffic on Easter Monday and by luck stumbled across this National Trust treasure which also has a very nice looking pub / restaurant almost opposite it. The Castle, in which the owners still live, is a little gem of history with grounds that are pefect for... 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 your visit to Compton Castle. I'm so glad that you made that diversion on your journey home and discovered the castle. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your visit! More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First time visit to Compton and won't be the last, the history of the place is amZing and the fact the same family line still live here from the 1300. Not very. Big but lots to explore and enjoy

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of your visit to Compton Castle. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit so much, and we will look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
68 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

we thought that as we live 4 miles away it would be worth a trip. lovely setting but a family price is 15 POUNDS!. what a rip of! all there is is 2 small rooms to go in, a few fields with flowers and THATS IT!!!!!!!!! we were only there ten minutes so pointless. i know its got beautiful gardens... More 

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Compton Castle. I'm so sorry to see that you didn't enjoy your visit. It is indeed a small property, which we aim to make clear in all of our publicity for the property; for example on the website and in the National Trust handbook we outline exactly which... More 

Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice castle but it doesn't take long to visit as not many rooms are open. Parking limited on site. Friendly and welcoming staff..

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this review of your visit to Compton Castle. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time here, and will pass on your lovely feedback to the team. More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a small National Trust castle which is very interesting if you like castles. Small garden and no refreshments..

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

Hello, thank you for this review of Compton Castle. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your time here, and hope that you can visit again in the future. There is a lovely restaurant across the road, although, as you say, there are no refreshments at the castle itself. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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