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Powderham Castle

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful castle and grounds

Powderham castle is a lovely day out for the whole family . The house itself is fascinating and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen D
Starcross, United Kingdom
fantastic day out mind the ticks

If you wish to see lovely old nostalgic vehicles from yesteryear this is the place they also have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Open from 24 March until 1 November 2019. 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...more
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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Reviewed yesterday

Powderham castle is a lovely day out for the whole family . The house itself is fascinating and the deer park and gardens beautiful. For the children there is the secret garden and pets corner and the tractor rides around the deer park . My...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location and lovely grounds, however I did feel it is pretty expensive for a family day out there considering there is limited facilities for kids etc.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Devonshiredumplingg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wish to see lovely old nostalgic vehicles from yesteryear this is the place they also have great music, easy parking and entertainment throughout the day and its a good entrance price too. BUT mind the TICKS as powderhams full of deer the grass...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 19 January 2019

I would just like to recommend the Orangery cafe there myself and my wife enjoyed walking around the grounds and came across this lovely cafe where were greeted by a lovely happy smiling dark haired waitress and to honest made us feel so welcomed and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Jaaonjoslin
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The castle has excellent views . It is not large but has an interesting layout with secret doors .The owner is the not so wealthy Duke of Devon not to be confused with the Duke of Devonshire who resides at the much larger Chatsworth

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 15 January 2019

We were guests at a truly memorable Banquet Night. Great Service, wonderful food and atmosphere. The minstrels and pre dinner drinks were great and dinner in front of a giant log fire was wonderful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 376boba
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely walk around the grounds of Powderham Castle last weekend. We took our toddler and watched the deer in the fields. A tour around the farm shop was also good too! The inside of the castle is fascinating and well worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday afternoon visit to this lovely garden centre within the grounds of Powderham Castle. There is a vast range of plants on show...most of them for sale and reasonably inexpensive. There is a very nice cafe restaurant on site with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Went to visit this week for a 2nd time , last visit was about 5 years ago. This time it was Halloween week so there were spooky tours going on for the youngsters. We just did the state room tour where the guide ( Mike)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl S
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Hello Cheryl Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all feedback as it gives us opportunity to improve the experience for visitors to the Castle and grounds. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way here from Exmouth to fine the castle closed after looking at the web site which showed it was open from 10. Not impressed.More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Liz282
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Liz282, Thank you very much for your feedback. I sincerely apologise that you were misled by your web search and resultantly ended up disappointed! Please note, since we closed for the season, there has been a pop-up alert on our website and details/dates of...More

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29 September 2018|
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Response from Chris s | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on a ground for them.
Gary W
22 July 2018|
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Response from foodofthesealover | Reviewed this property |
Yes for general entry but my review was for a concert so obviously dogs would not be allowed.
14 July 2018|
Response from Bunny15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Teresa, if you’re talking about going to Let’s Rock, it depends what you pay for? If you go VIP, then yes. But if you don’t, then no. You just take waterproof coats or umbrellas. I’ve done both now and would recommend... More