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Powderham Castle

| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Great dog friendly day out.

This is a great day out for anyone with a dog, as they can go everywhere bar the deer fields and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
chunk M
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Really interesting day out

A really good day out, we joined one of the guided tours of the castle which was well worth it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David C
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Sheffield
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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
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out here, fun filled & educational, the castle tour was fab, then the kids had a dragon hunt which they all got involved, the entertainment team were great with the kids, the petting farm was excellent allowing anyone to handle...More

Thank Antbcfc1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day out with daughter and grandchildren and wasn't sure how we'd keep them entertained. Turned out to be more there than anticipated. Did the house tour, nature trails, walled garden, play area and animals, birds of prey and the Knight and Dragon event. All excellently...More

Thank Gadget_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend a day. I took a visually impaired friend here and the staff were wonderfully thoughtful and pro active. Everything was made as accessible as possible given the age of the property. The tour guide was amazing as she relayed wonderfully...More

Thank louisejane25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended, it was a very rainy day so alas didn't visit the gardens but thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the house, ours started at 3.10 led by Leah, who was both informative and amusing, and then we went onto view the bottom floor which...More

Thank Travellingfran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is in a lovely position on the river Exe. We had a tour of the house which was very informative and interesting. The gardens are really only rose beds but the grounds are lovely. There were lots of different activities going on for...More

Thank 50crocks
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David P
7 August 2017|
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Response from HoneyMonsterontour | Reviewed this property |
£11-50 per adult or £5-75 if you are English Heritage or a National Trust member
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marialong19
11 May 2017|
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Response from Kerry G | Reviewed this property |
A good hr
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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
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