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Compton Castle

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Judy R wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Open 3 days per week April to October. If you enjoy a sense of history, this family home set in gorgeous gardens amid rolling countryside is worth including while touring the area. Although the "castle" is largely 20th century reconstruction, and currently only a few rooms, chapel and detached kitchen are open, it shows how the gentry of Tudor times lived, and probably you will find re-enactor guides to enhance your visit. Entry fee payable by non NT members.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MinnieM1928 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom297 contributions101 helpful votes
We only visited as we were in the area and have National Trust Membership, you can look around it about 15 mins and there is not much to see. We were handed a guide as we went in which was helpful but so much more could be done to make this building come alive.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Responded Oct 27, 2019
Hello Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to Compton Castle, we always welcome fed back from our visitors I will pass it onto the team who may use it to look at changes for the future.
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SteveJan56 wrote a review Oct 2019
Somerset, United Kingdom28 contributions8 helpful votes
This is actually a house with a castle looking frontage. Interesting history with the usual informative staff. Not a lot to see as only part open because family live in other parts.Not a lot to interest younger children, some costumes to dress up in and a find the squirrel type hunt. Worth a visit if you are National Trust members and probably better on a fine day
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Karen H wrote a review Sep 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
Came here today after we borrowed some friends national trust membership cards, thank goodness we didn't have to pay, would have been a total waste of money. We thought that we were going to be able to spend a bit of time looking around, it took us about 15 minutes then we were done. There were only 4 rooms to look around in this vast building, plus a small watch tower full of bird poop. There was a rose garden to look around but the weather wasn't the best so we didn't want to spend too much time outside. I definitely wouldn't advise making a special trip to visit here, and I certainly wouldn't pay to get in if you don't have a membership card.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LokiLaaLaa wrote a review Sep 2019
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom298 contributions90 helpful votes
Looks like an extensive castle (albeit clad with scaffolding) with interesting long barn to visit but actually there is only a small rose garden that’s very ordinary and 4 tiny rooms to visit; one being full of grubby costumes people can try on to take photos and from there a narrow staircase to a tiny loft room full of bird/bat poo. There were some staff around dressed in Tudor era costumes, chatting and not engaging at all with any of the few visitors there. Handed a folder with a map of the building that neither of us could follow and a ‘you are here’ and directions as to a route would have been useful. We were there for 10 minutes and believe we saw all there was to see. Even the parking is poor, told to park on grass up a pavement.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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