Tiverton Castle was built by Richard de Redvers, who had been granted this large area of land by Henry I in 1106. De Redvers built Tiverton Castle on this land which became his familyís residence.
Richardís son, Baldwin, was created Earl of Devon, and the castle stayed within the family until 1293 when the de Redvers line ended and it was passed to the Courtenay family, in whose ownership it stayed for the next 260 years.
The Castle changed hands a few more times over the centuries. In 1960 it was purchased by Mr & Mrs Ivar Campbell who began the conservation work that is still ongoing today under the ownership of their nephew Angus Gordon.
Today, it is the private home of the Gordonís, who also open the castle and its beautiful gardens to the public from Easter Sunday to the end of October, and have four 4 star holiday homes in the main castle building.