near Exeter, Devon
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Powderham Castle review
Powderham castle is situated on the outskirts of Exeter and it is a gem of a castle which is well worth visiting. It has been the Courtenay family home for over 600 years.
When you arrive you can book yourselves on one of their guided tours. There are usually 2 daily tours which take place three times a day (staterooms tour and upstairs-downstairs). You are not allowed to take photos inside the castle. Both tours take around an hour and it’s recommended to visit early on in the day before it gets too busy. You can only look around the castle by booking on their tours.
Other things to see include the old riding school which is now used for events and other activities including watching a woodcarver at work. Inside the walled garden, you will find Pets corner and a play area. There is a zip wire, a play fort and lots of farm type animals.
If you want to walk for longer you can take a walk to the American garden or hike up the hill to the Belvedere tower. Tractor and trailer tours take place twice a day and take through their deer park and up to the tower. Powderham Castle hosts a lot of events so do check their website before you leave home.
Eating – There is a restaurant and cafe at the castle selling hot and cold food and drinks. There is also a small kiosk by the play area. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
Facilities in brief – A castle with guided tours, walled gardens with animals and a play area. Tractor and trailer rides and grounds to explore. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Ranging from £11-13 online in advance per person. Children under 4 are free.
Opening: Powderham castle is open from the last week in March until early November. Please note they are shut every Saturday for weddings. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Church Rd, Exeter EX6 8JQ, Devon, England. Phone: 01626 890243
Category – Castle and great outdoors – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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