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Home of the Earl and Countess of Devon, Powderham Castle is located just to the south of Exeter alongside the River Exe.  With the castle, deer park and walled garden (complete with plenty of furry animals), Powderham Castle has it all.

With its impressive architecture, beautiful gardens, and rich history, Powderham Castle offers visitors a glimpse into the past and a chance to explore a fascinating part of English heritage. Visitors can take a guided tour of the castle's opulent interiors, marvel at the intricate architecture, or enjoy a stroll around the gardens, which offer breathtaking views of the Exe Estuary. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun day out, Powderham Castle has something for everyone.

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Open hours today: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

  • April 23, 2024 9:28 pm local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

The Castle and Grounds are open from Sunday 20th February - Sunday 30th October 2022!

Access upstairs in the castle is limited to tours only.

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    • Monty's Guide
      October 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm
      Powderham Castle
      4.5
      Based on 1785 reviews
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      Leanne FosterLeanne Foster

      14:30 27 Dec 22
      We went for a Christmas experience with the children and to see the place lit up but we will definitely go back in the summer. The outdoor space is beautiful, play areas great for kids and they loved seeing the animals top, then the actual house was really beautiful and meeting Father Christmas was just the cherry on the top. We had such a lovely day and created some really special memories, the food was fairly expensive maybe next time we'd take some of our own snacks but for a Christmas treat I'm very glad we did it and can't wait to visit again soon!

      Jim PettittJim Pettitt

      08:39 28 Sep 22
      What a fabulous day out. There was so much to see, with a walled garden and grounds flowing down ti the Exe and loads of wild deer. The tour was outstanding, very informative and entertaining. We also loved looking at all the art for sale. So glad we stopped here.

      Robin VaughanRobin Vaughan

      19:57 25 Sep 22
      Wonderful looking castle, with a lot of history and beautiful grounds, with a lovely secret garden. You need to join the tour to see all of it but meant waiting 2 1/2 hours for that. We looked around the bottom part and it was fascinating but very short, hence 4 stars. The farm shop is excellent and has so much there, as do the other places next to it. A lovely day out and would recommend a visit.

      Jaki DobsonJaki Dobson

      07:27 05 Aug 22
      Wow what a beautiful castle and gardens indeed, so worth a visit, cld have stayed for longer! Went around using the audio devices.Enjoyed the little petting garden also seeing all the animals was lovely too.Friendly and helpful staff also.Loved seeing all the swifts by the castle 🏰 bird I've never seen before 😊Clean toilets 🚻 always important 👌

      Paul WrightPaul Wright

      10:42 08 Jul 22
      Lovely Castle and the rooms are all interesting. You do need to take one of the guided tours though to be able to gain access to all floors and really discover the history of this castle. The guides also bring the castle to life for you with their stories.Only allowed photos of the outside, interior photography is banned (even when not using any flash), therefore cannot give them a higher review mark, as I personally believe once you pay to go inside, you should have the right to take photos.

      Annie MillerAnnie Miller

      21:29 25 Mar 22
      A fabulous place to visit. If you get Dave as your guide you've hit the jackpot he's fantastic, passionate, funny and caring. The walled garden is a must if you have small children, plenty of space to play and so many fab animals to get to know. The staff and the facilities are fantastic. Highly recommend you visit

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