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Spider hunt

Although the site isn't huge, the boys loved the spider hunt. Staff were welcoming and answered... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
michellecarrier
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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we are national trust members ,so a other one we have done it is quite small ,and if you have... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
cherylbrenton
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

The staff and volunteers were great but the video presentation was poor and the sound was distorted. unable to get a handle on the history of the property we left.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

NT members, one of the smaller properties we've visited but absolutely facinating. We spent a couple of hours here and we really enjoyed it on a rainy morning. The volunteers were really informative we Learned quite a lot and really enjoyed the talk by Martin...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time and not disappointed, an informative historical talk from Sir John Gilbert aka Martin in the quaint chapel which is so worth doing as it helps you understand the very important beginnings to this fortified home and its destiny. Thank you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Although the site isn't huge, the boys loved the spider hunt. Staff were welcoming and answered even the most off topic questions. The story in the chapel was told in a captivating way, that kept the boys engaged.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellecarrier
Reviewed October 23, 2018

we are national trust members ,so a other one we have done it is quite small ,and if you have trouble with climbing stairs ,think about it ,nice to see people dressed up ,we learned quite a lot ,was a good day for us and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

It is a good job we are NT members, I would have felt totally 'ripped off' at paying the entrance fee, what is available is charming, but most of the castle (well manor house really) is out of bounds, the historical characters around were brilliant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

As soon as we arrived was impressed by the look but when we went in did not have to pay up front but was asked to think about joining nt did not like this as it felt like they was hard selling saying there was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Compton Castle was an absolute delight. The drive was fun (narrow roads, tall hedges) and arriving at the castle was breathtaking. Architecturally the castle is beautiful and has an interesting history which was relayed in an amusing way in the garden, then chapel (as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iii74
NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

It is great to hear what a pleasure your visit was even though it started to rain, it is a breathtaking site are you arrive having travelled along narrow high hedged lanes. We are pleased to hear that it was and absolute delight and hope...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

I am glad we are NT members I would not be happy to pay £7.90 to visit this Castle , in and out in 20 min. If you are in this part of Devon get you self down to Coleton Fishacre and Greenway home of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Well sign posted off the main roads Compton castles charming surroundings and beautiful gardens are a stark contrast to the stone fortress, with spiralling stair cases and huge arched door ways. There’s plenty of information booklets and a video to watch. There’s also a dressing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

We are pleased to read that you had a good afternoon at Compton Castle and enjoyed your visit, it is a place of contrasts, which makes it all the more interesting. Thank you for your support.

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elainew748
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Not sure sorry. If you look on their website there are contact numbers so you could ask them.
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Sorry, I don't know the answer to the concession question I have just checked fly you and the dates you are asking about.... The castle is closed. Most NT properties seem to close the end of October although the grounds may... More
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Getting to Compton Castle by public transport (2 Replies)
Hello, please can I have some advice in how best to get from Exeter to Compton castle by public transport? (on a Monday) I don't mind a bit of a walk.
September 08, 2011|