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Powderham Castle

| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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A great day out

As a family with a 9 yr old and a 12 yr old we had a lovely day out exploring the grounds, engaging... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barrie V
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Beautiful place

Cost £32.50 for a family and that included the fairy walk and free return within 7 days which we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daventry, 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 via mobile

As a family with a 9 yr old and a 12 yr old we had a lovely day out exploring the grounds, engaging with Robin Hood and a great tour of the house.

Thank Barrie V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cost £32.50 for a family and that included the fairy walk and free return within 7 days which we would have done but the holiday just ran away with us We came with our 2small children lots to do for them we did 2 treasure...More

Thank aprilfranklin
Reviewed 2 days ago

a great place for a day out. great tour. by a very good guide.good gardens, and a great park with its own deer herd.

Thank davidyates542
Reviewed 3 days ago

The day started well with ample free parking, we got to the gate and had a discount as we belong to english heritage (bonus). The walk to the castle was short and the wait for the tour was very short. The tour was about 1...More

Thank 863heidiv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Castle tour by Alan was so interesting, the four children in the group were kept entertained for the whole hours tour. We were also lucky to be entertained by The Pocketwatch Theatre Company in their rendition of Robin Hood. Fantastic day out for young and...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great day out for anyone with a dog, as they can go everywhere bar the deer fields and the walled garden which has animals in. Our dog enjoyed the guided tour as she could sit and lay down alot. Which was good...More

Thank chunk M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good day out, we joined one of the guided tours of the castle which was well worth it - the tour guide was excellent and entertaining and really brought the history of the place to life, involving all the guests with the stories...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and for all the family. They had a fairy show for the little kids which my nieces enjoyed. You have to take a guided tour around the castle rather than wander around on your own but it's well worth it for the...More

Thank LisaWrightStuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in the school holidays and dropped lucky as we have two sons and it was "Pirate Week". A fantastic Jack Sparrow was there, who taught the children (foam) sword fighting which the loved. Gardens are lovely and your round the house very interesting...More

Thank tinkbell2809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at around 11.30 and spent a good ten minutes queuing to buy tickets (luckily it wasn't raining). Tours of the castle began every half hour. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour; the guide told many interesting stories about the castle's past inhabitants as she...More

1  Thank LizaLouEssex
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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
11 May 2017|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
A good hr
Sue D
8 May 2017|
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Response from TotallyMadH | Reviewed this property |
You could get there by car (and as the previous person said, about 20 minutes) or you could go by train and then walk from the railway station - about 30-40 minutes altogether