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Powderham Castle

| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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A lovely castle which has plenty of events worth visiting so it was disappointing that the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lovely place

We had a love time and nice lunch and very reasonable nice fresh ingredients used. Nice grounds also

Reviewed 4 days ago
Valerie G
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Powderham Castle is the family home of the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon. It was originally built by Sir Philip Courtenay in 1391 and despite undergoing many transformations since surviving the ravages of the civil war in the 17th century, it has remained in the same family. Entertaining guided tours bring the fascinating history to life, you will find them engaging whatever your age. Discover secret doors, stunning architecture and even a haunted landing. We would advise you to allow at least 3 hours for your visit so you can take time to explore the many acres of gardens and grounds. The Walled Garden is home to our friendly Powderham pets, including Tessa the tortoise and Harry the donkey, and is a safe haven for our little visitors. Relax in the peaceful surroundings, from the beautiful Rose Garden, overlooking the deer park and Exe estuary to the Woodland Garden, with its stunning collection of trees. For the keener walker the breathtaking views from the foot of the Belvedere tower are very rewarding - you can see for miles and feel on top of the world! Before you leave visit the Powderham Country Store. Here you will find Toby Buckland's wonderful plant shop, the Powderham General Trading Co with its range of gifts, clothes and home furnishings and a fantastic food hall, bakery and butcher.
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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely castle which has plenty of events worth visiting so it was disappointing that the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert was cancelled in July which was no fault of the venue as the promoter went out of business. Have visited since and now looking forward...More

Thank Travelquay
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a love time and nice lunch and very reasonable nice fresh ingredients used. Nice grounds also

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for the whole family. We have students from exeter language school and this is a beautiful piece of local history right on our door step. The students we have range from 12 years to 57 years and unfortunately they are not aware...More

Thank amanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our tour of the castle, very engaging and knowledgable guide and it was great to hear them tell the castle and family stories with such pride. Well worth the entrance fee alone and they give a half price entry to National Trust members...More

Thank soundmary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning location, excellent food and wine and atmosphere. we went for a wedding and it was beautifully organised and really special

Thank 167lucy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day at Powderham Castle. Despite it being a bank holiday weekend it didn't feel too busy. We enjoyed the castle tour with a guide who was good at engaging the children and encouraging them to find the secret doors. The gardens...More

Thank JMR1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

been here many times never get bored beautiful gardens castle is excellent lots to see and do a must

Thank erodwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've walked around many stately homes during our time in England, usually getting bored after 20 minutes of painting after painting. The guided tour of Powderham Castle kept us entertained for the full hour. There are no fewer than four different hidden doors throughout the...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in Easter we visited Powderham castle and took part in the easter hunt. We were a family of 3 adults and four kids ranging from 6 months to 10 yrs. So much to do and see the grounds are stunning and the castle itself...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great morning spent at Powderham Castle. Lovely walks in the grounds and best ever tour with Jade, so much information to share about the castle. Useful little cafe and toilets spotlessly clean.

Thank Angela W
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30 August 2017|
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Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
It actually rained the day I was there, but did not spoil my enjoyment in any way at all, but take an umbrella, forecast says sunny that day...
David P
7 August 2017|
Response from HoneyMonsterontour | Reviewed this property |
£11-50 per adult or £5-75 if you are English Heritage or a National Trust member
10 May 2017|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
A good hr