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Nestled among an ancient deer park in the heart of Devon, Powderham Castle invites its guests for a breath of fresh air and over 600 years of heritage.
Since opening its gates to the public in 1959, the castle has seen over a million visitors from all across the world. All keen to explore the magical landscape and stories held in one of Devon’s oldest family homes.
Discover the hidden secrets of the Castle at your own pace. The grandest room, The State Room, is the face of Powderham. This room takes you on a chronological exploration of Powderham’s distinguished architectural history, from the medieval foundation, the Civil War Sieges, Georgian, Rococo and Regency Expansion, to the dramatic neo-Gothic culmination. And the children will love going from room to room via secret doors, long libraries and even a hidden ballroom.
Enjoy some fresh air and marvel in the natural beauty of the property grounds. From the American Garden, The Rose Garden, The Secret Garden, and The Belvedere Tower, there’s lot to see for all ages. The Secret Garden features a family picnic area, the Courtenay Fort and it's home to the Pets Corner, making your visit perfect for the whole family, no matter the age.
Please see additional info for certain days throughout the year when the castle and/or ground will be closed
How to find us
From the South Leave the A38 at the 'Wobbly Wheel Junction' and merge onto the A379 (signposted Dawlish). At the Marsh Barton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A379 then at the Matford Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A379 and follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.
From the North Leave the M5 at junction 30 and proceed towards Exeter joining the A379. At the Matford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish then follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton. Please note if you have a SATNAV it may direct you around the back of Powderham. Make sure you stay on the A379
The ground floor of the Castle is accessible to wheelchair users and electric scooters. A wheelchair is available for loan, whilst in the Castle only. The tractor/trailer has a ramp and the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner is accessible, although there are some steep slopes. The Courtenay cafe is also accessible. Disabled parking is available and there is an accessible toilet under the viaduct.
The Castle and Grounds will be closed on the following dates:
- March 24th, Castle and Rose Terrace Closed, Grounds only
- April 27th - 28th, Castle and Grounds closed.
- July 2nd, Castle and Grounds closed.
- August 8th, Castle closed.
- August 21st - 30th, closed for Gone Wild Festival.
- October 6th - 8th, closed for Food Festival.
- October 13th, Castle closed, Grounds open.
- October 27th, Castle closed.
Certain rooms in the Castle will be closed on the following dates:
- February 27th, Servants Hall closed
- March 10th, Music Room closed
- March 30th Servants Hall and Kitchen Closed.
- April 21st, Music Room and 2nd Library closed
- May 23rd and 24th, Servants Hall closed
- July 5th - 6th, Music Room closed
- September 16th, Music Room closed
People also ask:
- What are the opening times for Powderham Castle?
Powderham Castle is open to visitors from April to October, with varying opening hours depending on the day of the week
- Can I bring my dog to Powderham Castle?
Yes, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Powderham Castle and in the grounds. However, dogs are not permitted inside the castle itself, with the exception of guide dogs.
- Is there a café or restaurant at Powderham Castle?
Yes, there is a café located in the castle's courtyard that serves a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, and light meals. Additionally, there is a restaurant on site that offers more substantial dining options.
- Are there guided tours of Powderham Castle?
Yes, there are guided tours of the castle available throughout the day, led by knowledgeable and friendly guides who can provide insight into the castle's history and architecture. Audio tours are also available for those who prefer to explore at their own pace.
- Can I host an event or wedding at Powderham Castle?
Yes, Powderham Castle is a popular venue for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. The castle has a range of elegant and historic spaces available for hire, including the grand State Dining Room, the Victorian Kitchen, and the beautiful Chapel.