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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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Nice castle but limited rooms to view

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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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9 reviews 9 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 

Chippenham, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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