Powderham Castle

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  • 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 Opening and Closing 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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TripHobo Highlights for Powderham Castle

  • Powderham Castle Address: Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
  • Powderham Castle Contact Number: +44-1626890243
  • Powderham Castle Timing: 11:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Powderham Castle Price: 12 GBP
  • Best time to visit Powderham Castle(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Powderham Castle: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Powderham Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Exeter include Powderham Castle in their plan

  • 59.82% of people start their Powderham Castle visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Powderham Castle

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Powderham Castle

People normally club together Babbacombe Model Village and Exeter Quay while planning their visit to Powderham Castle.

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Powderham Castle, Exeter Reviews

  • The scenery and landscape was beautiful. The castle itself was amazing. The two tours that they offer are very informative and interesting. The tour guides were extremely friendly and clearly enjoyed what they were doing. The rose garden, play area, and American garden were very quaint. There was also an area to pet animals such as: goats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, etc. There was also a horse and a donkey! I would recommend spending the entire day there. The gift shop was more for children, but the country store had some amazing products! If you are coming by bus, the bus stops are right in front of the entrance.

  • We went to see Tom Jones last night. Really enjoyable concert other than the fact that the sound system was rather quiet and those of us who were standing couldn't hear anything he was saying. At times people behind us were chanting 'turn it up' but to no avail. It's a beautiful setting but the parking issues when leaving makes me feel reluctant to want to visit again. We moved about 30ft in 2 hours. It was absolute bedlam. There didn't appear to be any organisation whatsoever. It was almost as if when the concert ended, the vast majority of staff disappeared! At one point there seemed to be about 15-20 rows of cars all trying to get out one exit at the same time. This really needs to be addressed.

  • My daughter and I went for. The Let's Rock concert and it was great fun the facilities were clean and tidy and there were plenty of them to use instead of having to queue for hours. Great experience and will definitely look out for other opportunities to return

  • Been to Let's Rock here twice now.Both times have been fantastic. The place is beautiful the atmosphere is amazing what is there not to like. There events seem to b very well organized loads of toiltes, cleaned & maintained through out the day free water and a few stalled ......c you there next year 😎😀😍

  • We spent a decent couple of hours there with the kids. They no longer do family tickets, so it's quite expensive for what it is. Our girls got bored because it's not really a castle and they couldn't explore freely (you have to go on the tour and learning about antique bookcases didn't win them over). Seeing the animals was great (no opportunity to feed them though) and the staff were lovely. A really nice lady took us round.

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