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Powderham Castle

Powderham, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

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There is so much to see and do at Powderham Castle you will be pushed to fit it all in to one day, but don’t worry as you can come back within 7 days for FREE*

Entertaining guided tours inside the Castle take you through secret doors and even across a haunted landing! Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made. Children can earn themselves a Powderham medal on our nature trail, get stuck in to arts and crafts in the Nature Nook and even plant a seed to take home in our Potting Shed. There is always a treasure trail to follow and a prize for completing it!

Visit the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, home to our friendly pets and adventure play castle, get close to the deer on a deer park safari (available daily in the school holidays) or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views. 

We have lots of events throughout the season and our famous themed weeks in the school holidays – where children can meet our very own Capt Jack Sparrow and even the Mad Hatter! *

Other wonderful events held at Powderham Castle in 2018 includes;

An evening of Opera; 25th April
Toby Buckland Garden Festival; 27th – 28th April
Wizardry Quiz; 25th – 26th May
Spectacular Jousting; 30th May -1st June
Let’s Rock Exeter; 30th June
Classic Car Show; 7th – 8th July
Tom Jones; 15th July
Shakespeare in the Courtyard; 15th August
Devon Fire & Spice; 18th – 19th August
Powderham Food Festival; 6th – 7th October
Michaelmas Fair; 8th November
Music in the Castle; 20th April, 8th June, 28th September, 9th November and 14th December

 

*Please note small extra charge applies to re-take the themed activity.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.95 per ticket
Child (4-16yrs)/Student£10.95 per ticket
Concession£10.95 per ticket
Senior£11.95 per ticket
Under 3sFree

Opening Times

2018 Opening (25 Mar 2018 - 26 Oct 2018)
DayTimes

* Open 25th March - 26th October 2018
Sunday to Friday - 10am - 5pm
First guided tour at 11.15am. Last guided tour at 3.30pm except holidays. On Fridays at 2.30pm.
Free Flow Daily 3.45 - 5.00 during summer holidays
Free return visit within 7 days

The castle sometimes closes for private functions, please call or check the website before making a special journey.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Garden Centre
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Area for musician/band
  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Groups Accepted
  • Lawn area for marquee

Key Features

  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Min group size - 15
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Weddings

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Tour guides
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tearooms seating 25 max with an overflow of 25 in Coach House, also outdoor seating for 30.Serving cream teas, snacks and homemade lunches. Restaurant at the Country Store within the grounds with outdoor seating area.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • Free car parking
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A379. Follow B/W signs on A379 Exeter to Dawlish Road.

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Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Starcross station. Follow A379 to castle gates in Kenton.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • Andrew T
    Angouleme
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent castle, gardens and car show....
    5 of 5 stars
    21st Apr 2018
    We visited for the Historic Vehicle Gathering and the gardens summer 2017, and my wife and daughter visited the Castle. We will definitely be back. My wife spoke so highly of the castle tour that I... Read full review
  • Gill R
    Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Gill
    4 of 5 stars
    19th Apr 2018
    A super visit made extra special by our brilliant guide. She was so passionate and knew her topic inside out. Will definitely return Read full review
  • 77Craig
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wasted Visit
    1 of 5 stars
    19th Apr 2018
    Attempted a visit to PC today with my wife, mother in law and daughter (8 month old in pram) and were looking forward to our trip. Arrived and parked up fine and proceeded to the cabin to pay our... Read full review

Events

7th July 2018 - 8th July 2018

Powderham Castle - Historic Vehicle GatheringThe 2018 event will be the 45th Historic Vehicle Gathering at Powderham which has become probably the largest event of its type in the South West and possibly further afield. We were delighted that in 2016 our efforts were recognised by the The National Car Club Awards in receiving the award for...
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Awards

  • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017

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