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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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Historical house

Plenty of history helpful staff quite interesting place to visit check times as not always open to avoid disappointment nice gardens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
malcolmcollins
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty of history helpful staff quite interesting place to visit check times as not always open to avoid disappointment nice gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As you approach Compton it's imposing size makes it seem like there is a lot to explore. While the majority of the inside isn't open to the public, the gardens and castle should keep most visitors occupied for about an hour. Upon arrival we were instructed to start in the gardens, which were very nice and fairly compact. Do visit... More 

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London
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whilst on holiday in the area we visited here and really enjoyed it. The areas to look round are not big and you can get round it pretty quickly so I personally would have been miffed to pay for entry but as we are members of the National Trust this year we found it very agreeable. Not sure what the... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A well kept fortified manor house with beautiful grounds and some fun activities for children to do. I loved the little solar room and the old fashioned games in the garden are a lovely touch.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As National Trust members we try to visit as many places as we can and were pleased to discover this hitherto unbeknown to us castle. The car parking in the actual castle grounds was limited and could be better organised, but there is additional parking opposite. The castle itself is small and only a limited part of it is open... More 

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Bracknell
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited today with the family as we're national trust members and staying locally. This is the first national trust property ever where we've been underwhelmed. It's impressive from the outside but that's pretty much it. Very little to see as so much of the property is private and off limits. If I'd had to pay gate prices to visit I'd... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small enchanting castle. Worth a trip, I had refreshments at tea rooms opposite attraction most enjoyable.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Compton Castle is well off the beaten track and approached via winding single track lanes, with plenty of reversing for oncoming traffic and very few passing places. Not for the faint-hearted or drivers unsure of the width of their vehicles. The journey is worth it. Understandingly, because the original family is in residence, only a few rooms are open to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the rooms and garden of this castle which were open to the public. Although it is still lived in we would liked to have seen more rooms as we were so intrigued by the atmosphere and history of the place. Would recommend it for adults and children as I am sure... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A medieval gem tucked away off the main roads. Lovely gardens and picnic areas. Traditional games are set up in the gardens. The castle is still occupied by members of the original family. Some of the guides are dressed in costume, also.

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