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Compton Castle

Compton
Marldon
Paignton
Devon
TQ3 1TA

This dramatic fortified manor house, a rare restored survivor of medieval England was built by the Gilbert family between 1340-1480, and is still their home today.

It was home to Sir Humphrey Gilbert, coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Within the curtain wall can be seen the reconstructed great hall, old kitchen with spiral staircase, solar and chapel. Rose garden and knot garden.

Facilities:

  • Morning coffee, lunches and teas at Castle Barton phone no. 01803 873314 (not National Trust) from 10.00am

  • Limited access for wheelchair users

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  • Directions

    At Compton 4 miles west of Torquay, 1 mile north of Marldon. Signposted from A380 from Marldon(not suitable for coaches)or turn south from A381 Totnes road at Ipplepen.

    Compton Castle Postcode for SatNav: TQ3 1TA

    Contact

     
    Tel:
    +44 (0)1803 842 382
    Fax:
    +44 (0)1803 875 740
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