Compton Castle, Compton

12.1 miles away – TQ3 1TA

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 fascinating 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 gardens, great hall and sub solar, and peer into the Chapel and medieval kitchen.

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