SX 865-648 Devon England
Compton Castle is an H-shaped stone fortified manor house, founded by Geoffrey Gilbert. In the early 16th century, John Gilbert encased the small 14th century manor house, with square towers and curtain wall. The hall had fallen into ruin by 1750 but the castle was thoroughly restored in 1954-5. Visit pending. 4 miles south-west is Berry Pomeroy Castle.
Compton Castle is located in the village centre, off Gropers Lane. 20 miles south of Exeter, on the A380.
The site is owned by The National Trust and is open, Tuesday to Thursday and Bank Holiday Mondays April to October 10:30-5:00pm.
There is a car park.