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Good for the afternoon

Well sign posted off the main roads Compton castles charming surroundings and beautiful gardens are... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
gazNaiden
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Not the best

Extremely disappointed , such a shame as I expected so much more and there was so little to see... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
karianne1963
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank gazNaiden
NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I came here this afternoon with my 90 year old mother and some American friends: we visited because we are fans of the writer Elizabeth Goudge, who set her famous novel The Little White Horse in this fortified manor house. So we had done some...More

Thank Liz W
NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you were all able to enjoy the visit and that the staff and volunteers contributed t this, we aim to make every visit special and memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.Thank...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great history to this place, and worth a visit. It’s limited opening, so make sure you look up dates and times before go. Sir Walter Raleigh’s Castle.More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, that Castle is only open on limited days but you can easily find out the dates from the National Trust website. Compton is steeped in family history and the family still live there to this day. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Extremely disappointed , such a shame as I expected so much more and there was so little to see. Garden was ok though.

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Gone are the days when a trip to a National Trust property was the last place you'd take young children on, and Compton Castle is up there when it comes to looking after younger visitors. More of a fortified stately home rather than a castle,...More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, it is great to read that it was 'a really rewarding visit' and that you children had such a great time, enjoyed the dressing up and the trails, the whole afternoon must have felt very special when you were being...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Compton castle is very imposing when you first see it, and from the outside looks awesome. Now we knew that the family still live here so wouldn't be able to get into everywhere but compton castle is small. We did the tour from the folder...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Interesting NT visit, enjoyed climbing up the towers. Not a very large property but spent an hour looking around. Staff/volunteers are very passionate and informative. Enjoyed looking at the plants and their uses in history.More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased that you had a good visit to Compton Castle, enjoying climbing up the towers and finding about how many plants in the garden were used during the history of the Castle. I will pass your comments onto the team thank you for...More

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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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Response from jackrascal | Reviewed this property |
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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