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Powderham Castle

| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Couldn't have had a better day out

Just got back from Powderham Castle and couldn't have had a nicer day out! Went alone but there was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rosanna W
Great Day Out

Just returned home from a really great day out visiting Powderham Castle. Ok it was a nice hot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stanley w
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden”(76 reviews)
“deer park”(82 reviews)
“guided tour”(86 reviews)
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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...more
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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
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+44 1626 890243
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"walled garden"
in 76 reviews
"deer park"
in 82 reviews
"guided tour"
in 86 reviews
"pets corner"
in 38 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 30 reviews
"theatre company"
in 18 reviews
"farm shop"
in 57 reviews
"robin hood"
in 16 reviews
"tractor ride"
in 15 reviews
"alice in wonderland"
in 14 reviews
"house tour"
in 16 reviews
"small animals"
in 9 reviews
"nature trail"
in 17 reviews
"play area"
in 40 reviews
"venison"
in 8 reviews
"food festival"
in 8 reviews
"family home"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just got back from Powderham Castle and couldn't have had a nicer day out! Went alone but there was plenty to do to occupy myself, and even met the Countess and her lovely dog! Had the happy surprise of receiving a 20% discount for being...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just returned home from a really great day out visiting Powderham Castle. Ok it was a nice hot sunny day and being a Monday not too busy. Parked the car and payed our entrance fee to a very friendly young lady who explained about our...More

Thank stanley w
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My Mum and I visited on Tuesday 15th May on a very glorious day, I paid £12.95 and my Mum paid £11.95 which gave us access to the grounds and to do the State Tour, we had a lovely tour guide called David who was...More

Thank Jo T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Thursday 12th May, specifically to see the "gardens". Last year, with NT and senior discount, we would have paid £7.50, a fair price for what is on offer. This year with just one price for house and garden it is £19.12. Ouch!...More

Thank G R
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your trip to Powderham. I’m afraid that the price rise was long overdue (please bear in mind this is still lower than other attractions in the area) but we do have to try and match...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived fairly nearby in Cornwall for some time but not having visited the castle, we were really looking forward to our visit. In the past three years we have visited dozens of historic locations. I have to say this was the biggest disappointment. First...More

Thank Keith S
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Keith, I am so sorry that you were disappointed after your visit. With regards to your experience at the tearooms – I apologise sincerely that our staff did not meet their usual standard. Whilst is doesn’t make up for the fact we let you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in time for coffee followed by the upstairs downstairs tour. Rather too many for guide to handle in cramped locations. Perhaps more tours. Idea was quite good though tour not well led. Great that our dog coukd go almost anywhere except dear park. It...More

Thank Cuxton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing visit to a NT Castle, we decided to visit Powderham. We noticed that our Holiday Park (Dawlish Sands) had discount vouchers. After a 10 minute drive we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly lady who informed us of the tours available...More

Thank Homer54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle set in gardens adjacent to the River Exe estuary. Easy access, plenty of parking. Nice cafe and gift shop in the entrance of the castle. Guided tours available. Nothing special, but worth visiting once. Nice views from the terrace. Gardens are lovely, especially...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid full price for two adult tickets and were told at the ticket office we would need to book for a guided house tour as unattended house admission is not permitted (fair enough). Earliest time fully booked so we booked for the 2.30 slot...More

Thank haylox14
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - and let me start with an apology that you didn’t enjoy your visit. I have spoken with all those involved to try and get to the bottom of what went wrong when you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday for the garden festival so only very brief look at the castle/grounds, but not entirely sure garden festival is worth £10pp advance entrance fee, as that really just gives you access to traders trying to sell you stuff! But we spent an enjoyable...More

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AHGPortsmouth
19 May 2018|
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Response from HappyTraveller4479 | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn’t. There’s the Topsham Ferry and the Exmouth-Starcross Ferry but that’s all.
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oscar2909
8 March 2018|
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Response from HappyTraveller4479 | Reviewed this property |
If you are just visiting the castle and having a day time tour, dogs are allowed inside however a music event is not quite the same thing. I would check with the organisers of the event itself.
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