Tiverton Castle

Day Visits
Group Visits
School Visits
Guided Tours
Gardens Visit

The Castle and gardens are open on Sundays Thursdays and Bank Holidays from Easter Sunday to the end of October
2.30pm to 5.30pm last admission at 5pm

Cash preferred - Please see our day visits page for pricing

5 Properties within the castle grounds each sleeping either 2, 4 or 6 people

History of Tiverton Castle and its residents

Welcome to Tiverton Castle



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