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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 843235
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One of the smaller NT properties

Compton Castle is approached by a narrow road through Compton. From the outside the building is impressive but is actually a fortified manor house. Nevertheless it is interesting... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris P
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compton Castle is approached by a narrow road through Compton. From the outside the building is impressive but is actually a fortified manor house. Nevertheless it is interesting inside but disappointingly many of the rooms are not accessible to the public as the family still occupy part of the building. So, an hour is really all the time needed to... More 

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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This National Trust property really is disappointing on many levels, but has such great potential. It was a ruin resurrected, the family have great historic antecedents, the location is great But..... This is not a castle, this is a fortified manor house, half of which is occupied by the incumbent family. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable as they have to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Lovely old house, not really a castle. Our boys enjoyed spotting the various squirrels all around the house, and the games in the garden. But there isn't much to see and we were in and out fairly fast. Check opening days prior to visiting as some days it is closed.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we hope your family enjoyed the visit to Compton Castle. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday in Dartmouth, we are NT members so it didn't cost us, we were round and out in an hour, not as big as I imagined , lovely gardens .

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, it is a small property but hope your visit was still enjoyable. More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Called here whilst on holiday in Devon. I am a National Trust member so luckily my entry was free. I would have been fuming to have been charged the £7 entrance fee. We were only allowed to see a few rooms. I felt that visitors are being charged to keep the family living in this castle. It would have been... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Compton Castle. I'm so sorry to see that you didn't enjoy your visit. It is indeed a small property, which we aim to make clear in all of our publicity for the property; for example on the website and in the National Trust handbook we outline exactly which... More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

On the small side for a National Trust property but with quite an interesting history and naval background of the Gilbert family. Gardens are again small but pleasant.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We are National Trust members so didn't have to pay the rather expensive for what it is £7 entrance fee. Having said that we did spend an enjoyable hour or so looking round the small garden and castle rooms which were interesting to see but not really worth the long drive to get there. The booklet given on arrival has... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Compton Castle, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. It is a small property, which we aim to make clear in all of our publicity for the property; for example on the website and in the National Trust handbook we outline exactly which rooms are open to the... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We are National Trust members and have only just recently visited Compton even though it's only a few miles from where we live. The castle is very interesting and has a lot of history that the helpful guides will happily tell you about. The medieval kitchen was a favourite of mine. The gardens are very nice as well. The property... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Kerry
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

When we arrived the castle we were greeted with lovely fruit trees. We had it in our heads that it would be a Day Out but were Suprised that it only filled up a hour (Our fault) In my opinion it was not worth £15.00. We toured around the castle but the lack of info was disappointing. The gardens were... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Compton Castle. I'm so sorry to see that you didn't enjoy your visit but glad that you daughter enjoyed the trail. It is a small property, which we aim to make clear in all of our publicity for the property; for example on the website and in the... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This charming red stone castle is worth a visit. The gardens are pleasant with an orchard where you can picnic. There are not many rooms to view, and the entrance fee reflects the renovation and ongoing works to upkeep such a large castle. The castle is not open everyday so check before you visit. It's not a full day out,... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Coordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this review

hello and thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

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