Compton Castle, Marldon, Paignton, Devon National Trust

Compton Castle National Trust in Devon

Marldon
Paignton
Devon TQ3 1TA
 

Originally built in 14th century,  Compton Castle is a fortified manor house. It was the home of the Gilbert family, note particularly Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539 to 1583) who was a half brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. The house is now occupied and managed by members of the Gilbert family for the National Trust. A bit of a fairy tale castle, with great hall, battlements, towers, stone courtyard, minstrel's gallery

open April 3 to Oct 26
only open Mon, Wed, Thurs
10 to 12.15,  and then  2 to 5
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