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Compton Castle

Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
01803 843235
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Paignton
Type: Castles
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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

Northern Ireland
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Bedford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited Compton Castle on a whim and to get some use from our National Trust membership, the castle is a compact and straightforward fortified medieval manor house, the scale is domestic rather than grand and the better for that. It is located in is little out of the way village and is a lovely surprise. We visited in July... More

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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 so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time there. It looks like you particularly enjoyed the gardens and the video. I hope that you can come and visit again in the future. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really very nice ... a manor house originally built in the 12th/13th Century then fortified by the addition of massive external battlements. The house is still lived in so what one can see is a bit limited but its still well worth the visit. The gardens are lovely, quite small and compact but really nice. There are very string 'new... More

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

Hello, thank you for this lovely review - it looks like you had a great visit to Compton Castle. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time there, and that it made such an impression on you. I hope that you can visit again in the future. More

Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although living within 5 miles of this site , i did not know of it`s existence until recently . Descendants of Sir Walter Raleigh lived here and it is lived in today . The presentation is in very good order within very pretty grounds to walk in but not of a size that will take too much time unless you... More

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

Hello, thank you for this review - I'm glad that you have discovered Compton Castle, and that you enjoyed your visit there. I hope that you can come and see us here again, there's always something new to discover. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Quite small, but worth a visit as a break from the seaside stuff. Lovely gardens and a fascinating history.

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

Hi, thank you for your review, it's great to see that you enjoyed your visit to Compton Castle. We hope to see you again. More

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