Compton Castle (National Trust)
A rare survivor, this medieval fortress is a bewitching mixture of romance and history.
About Compton Castle (National Trust)
A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and a portcullis, is set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards. Compton Castle is a bewitching mixture of romance and history. It has been home to the Gilbert family for nearly 600 years, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert – half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.
You can wander round this charming small castle’s medieval kitchen, great hall, solar and sub solar.
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Hands on history,
Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter),
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Annual opening times
April - October
Suitable for disabled/SEND needs
Up to 20
Group child £2.50; Education Group Members free
Hands on history
Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter)
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