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Tiverton Castle

A peaceful private house with a fine collection of Civil War arms and armour, good furniture and a beautiful garden.

Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6RP

Tiverton Castle in Devon
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history at Tiverton Castle.

Originally built as motte & bailey castle in 1106, later rebuilt & altered down the ages. Tiverton was once the home of the medieval Earls of Devon & Princess Katherine Plantagenet. The Castle was captured by Fairfax in 1645 due to a lucky shot hitting the drawbridge chain.

Today Tiverton is a peaceful private house, with a fine collection of Civil War arms & armour, some of which can even be tried on. See the medieval loos, once cleaned out by children, interesting furniture and pictures and a beautiful garden.

Tiverton is open to the public from Easter Sunday to the end of October as well as for private tours. We also offer comfortable holiday accommodation comprising apartments and cottages.

Opening Times

2022

Tiverton Castle is open to the public from Easter Sunday to the end of October on Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holidays, 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Last admission is 5.00pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £10
Children 7-16: £5
Under 7: free
Garden only: £3

Group Visits

We welcome pre‑booked group visits between 12 and 30 people at any time of year but they must be outside normal opening hours during open season, preferably on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

In the months when the Castle is not open to the public we can be more flexible about days. Each tour is tailored to the interest of the group. Allow plenty of time for your visit to savour the history and atmosphere of this remarkable building.

There are two types of tour – one of just the medieval Castle, and the other an extended tour, which includes seeing the owners’ private house within the courtyard.

Contact Alison Gordon to book:

01884 253200

info@tivertoncastle.com

Educational Visits

We welcome visits from school groups. Tours of the Castle are tailored to the age and knowledge of the group.

Please contact us to arrange:

Alison Gordon, info@tivertoncastle.com

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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