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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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Enjoyable few hours at this smaller NT attraction

Had an informative and interesting half day at this smaller NT attraction. the gardens although small are beautiful when in bloom. The property is well worth a visit if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Philip S
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had an informative and interesting half day at this smaller NT attraction. the gardens although small are beautiful when in bloom. The property is well worth a visit if you interested in castles and history. although I might have thought twice if I'd had to pay entry, which was free as I'm a NT member

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Am a volunteer here.the Gilbert family have lived here for generations.you can dress up in period costume which the children really enjoy wooden skittles and other games in the garden.a lovely rose garden.cafe across the road.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

We love to hear from our Volunteers! Thank you for your review and your continued support - we couldn't do it without you. More 

Southern England
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A small National Trust property and still a family home so it has limited opening times. The castle is most interesting and the garden a delight

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for a great review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We visited Compton Castle during half term, its quite a small castle, which approximately half of it is open to walk around. obviously as this is an old building, the disabled access is very limited. Compton village is quite small and there is only a small carpark for the castle in the village, so it maybe best to plan your... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will visit us again in the future. More 

Bristol
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99 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The main things to enjoy are the wonderful exterior, the beautiful setting, the gardens and the views from the trail - this starts almost opposite the castle and if you go only a little way up the hill you get a really good idea of the landscape and lovely views across to Dartmoor. Not many rooms open inside, but full... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for a lovely review, it sounds like you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been to Compton Castle a couple of times, it is still lived in but also run by the National Trust. It is small but perfectly formed and has a lot of history. The gardens are lovely and the building is so well preserved.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We're so pleased you continue to enjoy your visits to Compton Castle and we hope you will return again soon! More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoy our walk around Compton castle and got a great insight into some great local history, it's certainly a lovely building and probably not too exciting for younger children but certainly good for older children who are interested in history, please check on opening times as we local and went on a few occasions to find it closed

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Compton Castle. We hope you will return again very soon! More 

Axminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

we enjoyed the gardens and the outside; however, there were only 4 rooms open to the public. Not much when looking at the size of the castle building. Also, no refreshments available at the castle. this was on the website, so we were prepared. There is a old fashioned hotel opposite with a very pleasant couple where we got hot... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Compton Castle, we're so pleased you enjoyed visiting the grounds. The donor family are still in residence here which is why some of the rooms are not open to the public, but we hope you will return again in the future. More 

Coleford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We enjoyed the property, no problems at all with it, though not many areas are open. However, we were holidaying in a small motorhome, following the signage from the A 380. The handbook and website don't make it clear that the roads to the property are narrow, winding, and have few passing places (especially from the A380). Once we had... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We hope you enjoyed your visit and have passed your comments regarding the vehicle access back to the team here. We hope you will return again in the near future. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Learn about the adventures of the man who discovered Newfoundland and his connection with Sir Walter Rayleigh

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Compton Castle and that you will return again soon. More 

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