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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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Not too much to see

There are only a few bits open to the public but the place itself is very impressive, the grounds especially the rose garden are very nice. There is no onsite cafe but there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sue and Dave W
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the reign of Henry II this was the seat of Sir Maurice de la Pole. The original undefended manor house was built in C14 and rebuilt in the late middle ages. The fortress like front was added Ca. 1520 by John Gilbert. The estate was sold in 1785 and the house rapidly declined being at one stage used as... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Compton Castle to look around very disappointed not many rooms to look around, the history of the castle was very interesting , the garden was good layer out well with a lot of roses but small for a castle

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are only a few bits open to the public but the place itself is very impressive, the grounds especially the rose garden are very nice. There is no onsite cafe but there is a restaurant/cafe just across the road called Castle Barton which was very nice and reasonably priced.

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Thank Sue and Dave W
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to hear about the ancestors of the Gilbert family but disappointing that there were not that many rooms to view and no battlements to climb on. Whole visit only took about 1.5 hours.

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Thank NickyMM
Bath, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkable to realize that the Gilbert family has owned this gorgeous sprawling castle since the 14th c -- and that it is still inhabited by a Gilbert. The current inhabitant is a charming, nearly 80-year-old gentleman who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the place -- and whose father devoted his energy and family capital toward saving it... More 

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Thank bmcb50
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed our visit today to Compton Castle. It was a really nice way to spend a few hours there. There are not much indoor things to see which is what I like. I much prefer to spend time looking in the gardens and relaxing. I recommend this to families of all ages. Really nice visit. :)

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Thank Tom W
Paignton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took us about 15minutes to go round that was after we managed to get away from the NT employer pressurizing us into joining NT She clearly didn't understand NO THANKYOU!!!!! in the end had to tell her she is very pushy. Totally over priced. NT need to take a look at the entrance fee definitely not worth it. Shame.

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Thank browndiane9
newport
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful visit to this castle, full of interesting objects and stories. beautiful rose gardens. very atmospheric and staff were great.

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Thank Mooster15
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably not worth negotiating the narrow access lanes unless you are a NT member. A very impressive building from the outside- it looked huge! But inside there are very few rooms to visit and they are quite small. The rose garden was pretty but again quite small. There is what appears to be a huge barn to one side of... More 

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Thank Vanya C
Leeds
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just 4 lack lustre rooms, a plain chapel and kitchen plus a small garden. Tiny table top shop and no cafe. Thank goodness we are NT members because at more than £5pp it really is NOT worth the effort.

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