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Afternoon visit

Pleasant National Trust property. A few rooms are open to the public which are very pleasant. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RichardB65
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Family trip to the Castle

This is a beautiful castle, but not at all big enough for a full family day-out, just a morning or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the castle is still lived in, only a few rooms were open to look at. It wasn't particularly busy when we arrived but there were no guide books for us to have so we wandered around the rooms with no information about the castle...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank chloevr73
NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

I’m sorry to hear of your recent disappointment, we are currently waiting for more stock of the guidebooks. We are certainly always looking for ways for our visitors to enjoy their experience, like the game of croquet you enjoyed on the lawn. Compton Castle certainly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant National Trust property. A few rooms are open to the public which are very pleasant. The rest is still lived in. Tea room not available but there is one on other side of road.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful castle, but not at all big enough for a full family day-out, just a morning or an afternoon. The volunteers were very helpful in pointing us in the right directions of toilets and gardens. Although, it did have a trail for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank jshep0010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An historically significant fortified house set in beautiful gardens. Not a massive house but so interesting particularly so since the guides have embraced its history by wearing period Tudor costume. We were greeted by ‘Lady Catherine’ who was the mother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely comments on Compton Castle. I will be sure to pass your praise on to the Volunteers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small castle that traced its roots to the 14c. Guides in Tudor attire were available with lots of information. Alan regaled us with an interesting and entertaining history. It's well worth the visit, though onlyv5 rooms and the gardens are open to the public.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AmScotGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteers enthusiasm was very evident, making the visit very worthwhile. Great for the children

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

After a journey through narrow and bending lanes, we found this castle rather disappointing. The first reason was the rather rude member of staff who was more interested in her conversation on her mobile phone, than explaining where we could go. This was very much...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank AndreJB1664
NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Thanks for your feedback and we are sorry that on this visit the welcome you received was not up to our usual high standards. As the Castle remains a family home we are not able to open more rooms at present, and the restoration and...More

Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Not National Trust members so we had to pay a fairly steep entrance fee but it was about £5 less than most other NT places locally. This may be due to its size or less frequent opening times. However we had a great visit. Parked...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

Compton Caste is a small National Trust property with limited opening hours. The house is very picturesque and there are connections to Sir Walter Raleigh. There are a few rooms to visit, but as I suspect the property is still lived in these rooms reflect...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank David B
NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, you are correct that the family still live at Compton Castle

Reviewed May 19, 2019

I have to say we have been to many NT properties and this is the worst, not because of the building or the history, but because there were only 3 rooms to see.(Chapel was closed) In great setting but not worth travelling to see as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support at Compton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Compton Castle as you say when you visited the Chapel was closed this was because there was a talk taking place in the Chapel, it is normally open. We hope you may be able to...More

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Response from swift-simba | Reviewed this property |
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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