Welcome to Tiverton Castle
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
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.
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.
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.
Castle for further details at our office on
01884 253 200