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Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539–1583) was coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. Within the curtain wall can be seen the old kitchen with spiral staircase to the guard room, reconstructed great hall, solar and chapel. There is also a rose garden and knot garden.

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en Compton Castle - National Trust

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Compton Castle
TQ3 1TA Paignton

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History & Anthropology Art & Design



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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


November - April: Closed

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National Trust pass Valid
Adults £7.90
Children £3.95
Family £19.75


Family 1 adult: £11.85
Group Adult (Minimum group size 15): £7.40
Group Child (Minimum group size 15): £3.70

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Marldon, Paignton, England


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