Powderham CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1626890243
- Ticket Price: 12 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Family And Kids
Powderham Castle - Review
Situated on a formerly marshy and flat ground on the west bank of the River Exe estuary, Powderham Castle is the home to the Earl and Countess of Devon. Closed for private and hired events for most part of the year this castle is definitely worth paying a visit to, if your schedule happens to match with the days it is open to visitors. The walls of this palace are painted with rich history as it continues to be in the same family even 600 years later. Home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Devon currently, this building of this structure began in 1391 by Sir Philip Courtney. The setting is straight from a fairytale and is in a way really magical. All in all-this castle offers you a perfect opportunity for a fun-filled family day out!
Powderham Castle Information
- You cannot roam around without a guide in the castle. Except for on the grounds and some accessible areas, enquire accordingly.
- The ground floor of the Castle is accessible to wheelchair users. 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.
Powderham Castle Ticket Prices
- Please note that they update their website yearly. Hence refer to the website for the current ticket price.
- You can also go back again for FREE within 7 days. Simply complete your details on the questionnaire form you are given on arrival and get your ticket validated at the Gift Shop or Welcome Hut before you leave.
- Please note this offer is not valid on Grounds only or discounted tickets. If you have a child in your party wishing to take part in the themed activity on the return visit there will be a charge of £2.50 per child.
Powderham Castle Hours
- Please note that they update their website yearly. Hence refer to the website for their current schedule.
- The first guided tour is at 11.15am running at regular intervals thereafter. The last tour is 1 hour before closing.
- Please note you can only see inside the castle with a guide. On Fridays the last guided tour is at 2.30pm (subject to change), however the grounds including the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, the Forge, Courtenay Cafe and Gift Shop are still open.
- Opening times and other details are subject to change without prior notice. They reserve the right to close all or part of the grounds and Castle as necessary.
How To reach Powderham Castle by Public Transport
- Train from St David`s. Buses or cars can be taken.
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94.47% of people who visit Exeter include Powderham Castle in their plan
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Powderham Castle, Exeter Reviews
Excellent guided tour of both ground and upper floors. Although very educational and enjoyable, the groups of 35 people plus, were a little excessive for a guided tour. Most rooms were a little too small to accommodate the huge groups. The coffee shop in the court yard only offered cakes and sandwiches although the Farm shop way back by the main road offers a restaurant and bigger gift shop The grounds and views are stunning but could only view the Deers from a distance due the park being closed for H&S reasons. A great day out for all. Worth a visit!!! Up
The entry fee of £12 per adult is absolutely outrageous, and coloured our whole experience. The castle tour was pleasant, with a splendid guide, but beyond this we could not fathom what we'd paid for. A small play area with some animals to look at was fine for our kid, but only briefly. Worse, when we went to the cafe for lunch, and asked to see the menu as advertised on the blackboard, we were told it didn't exist. Instead we were pointed at a sign for sandwiches, £5.50 each. We expected something pretty special at that price, but instead recieved a measly two slices of supermarket bread with a thin tuna filling. No salad, no side, nothing. Which was pretty insulting. £20 for four slices of bread and two hot drinks. It didn't really matter that the tour was decent after that, for £45 it had better be!
Went to Exeter Rock, 80's festival, it was fantastic. So many top acts from the 80's and all still have great voices and stage presence. You can bring your own food and soft drinks + chairs . Meet friends from all through your life. I bumped into so many people I know it was great for a quick catch up , a drink or a dance to a song that you haven't heard for ages. Booze was a bit expensive at an average of £5 per drink. You CAN NOT bring your own. Food on site was a bit expensive so bring your own. Top tips -- bring a bag of ice in a cool box with your food. Also bring lemonade or mixers to add to alcohol bought on site , then it goes further.
Great castle, very nice to see one that has been and still is used which gives it more of a alive feeling g rather than a museum. Bit pricy but the tour guides made it a lovely trip! Do take both tours if you have time as each in their own right adds to the story behind the castle.
Lovely castle which still has the family in residence so you can only visit certain areas. Bit pricey if you want to visit everything on offer and allow all day as the tours are an hour long, but so nice to spend a day there. We had a super guide called Dave. Grounds are gorgeous and the Fallow deer wonderful to watch. Lots of activities throughout the months so keep an eye on their website, something might interest you.