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Powderham Castle

| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Coffee and cake

Cakes and coffee were delicious. Staff very helpful. Self-service and preparation of cakes and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Castle with Deer Farm

We had a guided tour which was really good , the chap who did the tour was very knowledgeable , he... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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“walled garden” (76 reviews)
“deer park” (82 reviews)
“guided tour” (86 reviews)
| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cakes and coffee were delicious. Staff very helpful. Self-service and preparation of cakes and coffee took some time. Burgers looked delicious too. Will have to go back and try those too. Castle was shut so could not wonder about.

Thank Eleni8002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a guided tour which was really good , the chap who did the tour was very knowledgeable , he was on his last day as a tour guide which is a pity. The only problem I had was hearing him as there were...More

Thank Aroney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing country castle. My husband and I hadn’t been for several years. We took some friends who were visiting for the first time and my sister. They all loved it. We have been for concerts, food festivals and just walking. There are deer, a...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Powderham en route back home after a walking holiday with my dog. I was amazed that she was allowed in the grounds AND in the house. You are given a tour of the house by a very well informed room guide which was fascinating....More

3  Thank louiseainsley
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Called in on a Saturday for a light lunch on our way to Torquay, at 1.00pm only 19 customers in the restaurant - very quiet for a Saturday with four waiting staff. Ordered smoked salmon sandwiches on white bread - served very stale cheap quality...More

2  Thank robert W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Met friends in the small coffee shop inside very nice with lovely and well priced farm shop items ie food,gifts meat counter deli etc. There is also a larger restaurant and you can sit outside but a word of caution do not choose the scones...More

2  Thank TonyfromExeter
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Whilst the castle is now closed for the winter (it will open again in April) I visited here with my family and our dog back in September and had a great day. What’s unusual is that the guided tours of the castle that they offer...More

1  Thank HappyTraveller4479
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Powderham castle was mentioned in the doomsday book in 1066 as a manor. The castle we see today was built in 1391 and is a medieval delight. The tower is always a highlight for me and the surrounding woodlands and gardens are great too. Castle...More

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of effort was spent on our part travelling to this event, paying entrance, to find an array of expensive food tents and very little else. We spent about £8 a person for food which was portioned for children, and at that price you...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Unfortunately, we arrived too late to see the inside of the castle. But the nice gentleman at the ticket booth told us to take a run up the hill so we could at least take some pictures. We purchased the booklet which includes details about...More

Thank Sailorsgirl
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Andy D
9 October 2017|
Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, pretty much all the grounds, and a fair amount of the castle
31 August 2017|
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Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
It actually rained the day I was there, but did not spoil my enjoyment in any way at all, but take an umbrella, forecast says sunny that day...