Tiverton Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6RP

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Part Grade I listed and part Scheduled Ancient Monument, few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle, originally built in 1106 on orders of Henry I and later rebuilt and enlarged down the ages. Originally home of the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and of Pantagenet Princess, it was later besieged during the English Civil War by Fairfax and fell to him due to a lucky shot hitting the drawbridge chain.

Nowadays the castle is a peaceful, private house and the buildings, interesting furnishings and exhibits reflect the colourful history and development of this venerable building. There is a fine Civil War Armoury, some pieces of which can be tried on which is popular with visitors of all ages. With continuing conversation in the castle and beautiful walled gardens there is always something new and interesting to see.

Last Admission at 5pm.

Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only. Accommodation: 4 Apartments, 2 Cottages.


Road Directions

By Road:
From M5 turn off junction 27 onto A361 towards Tiverton for 7 miles. Follow Castle signs. Castle in centre of Tiverton next door to St Peter's Church.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Tiverton Parkway.
From Tiverton Bus Station walk up hill towards town centre and look for St Peter's Church Tower - local landmark.



  • Disabled Accessibility

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Cater for school groups
  • Event venue
  • Gift shop
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours by arrangement


Opening Times

* Easter-end Oct: Sun, Thur, BH Mon, 2.30-5.30pm. Last admission 5pm. Open to groups (12+) by prior arrangement at any time.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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