TIVERTON CASTLE
THE CASTLE FOR ALL SEASONS IN TIVERTON, DEVON
 

 

Tiverton Castle

 
 

Welcome to Tiverton Castle

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 Due to the rising numbers of Covid cases in the  UK, we have decided  not to reopen the Castle for visits and tours until further notice due to spatial configuration difficulties - small rooms and narrow staircases.

The Gardens are available to view from 1st July. Please ring 01884 253200 or Email info@tivertoncastle.com  to book between 2.30pm - 5.30pm on Sundays and Thursdays. Payment in cash on arrival.

Our self catering properties are available to rent.

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Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle.

The first mention of Tiverton is in King Alfred`s will of 885. He owned the manor of Tiverton and died in 899. By 1066 it was owned by Princess Gytha, King Harold`s mother, but William the Conqueror took possession of it.

Originally built in 1106 by order of Henry I, and later rebuilt and much enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, Tiverton Castle was once home of the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and of a Plantagenet Princess. With later additions and alterations down the centuries all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen, with beautiful walled gardens within the romantic ruins.

Besieged during the English Civil War by General Sir Thomas Fairfax, it fell due to a lucky shot hitting a drawbridge chain. This was the only time in its long history that it saw battle.

Part Scheduled Ancient Monument and part Grade I Listed, the Castle is the private home of Angus and Alison Gordon, who are happy to share it with others in the following ways:

  • Open to the public from Easter Sunday to end of October

  • Available for private tour parties outside normal opening hours

  • 5 Superb holiday Properties

The Castle is no longer available for weddings, events or functions.

Sorry, no dogs.

Contact Tiverton Castle for further details at our office on 01884 253 200