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Powderham Castle

Kenton, Exeter, England
+44 1626 890243
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Ranked #10 of 45 Attractions in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained... more » Owner description: Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes. Sir Philip Courtenay began building it in 1391 and it has remained in the same family to this day, currently home to the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon. The magical setting and convenient location makes it the perfect venue for all manner of events including wedding receptions and business functions. For locals and visitors to Devon it is a 'must see' and with its many attractions - a wonderful family day out! « less
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited twice in the week we were on holiday. The first day it was cold and a bit wet - but I did fill in my comments card and received a free return visit 'within 7 days'. Good entertainment for the children - the Kings & Queens sketch made me laugh (big kid!). On the second visit, we did... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went here for the day with a 3 & 6 yr old as well as grand parents. There was so much to do that we stayed the whole day and in reality ended up rushing a little to get everything crammed in! The castle is very good - slightly concerned that the tour would bore the little ones but they... More

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Stoke-on-trent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We didn't expect to spend all day there based on what we had read but we didn't leave until 5:00. It was pirate week and the pocket watch theatre put on their pirate show, which is a bit of an understatement. This small theatre group were dressed just like Johnny Depp and his crew. Cutlass Kate met us in the... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went with my husband, 7yr old and young baby. The castle was gorgeous, the grounds beautiful and my daughter loved the play fort and pets corner. She particularly liked the treasure trail they had on and a special king and queens themed show. Our young baby dictated we left earlier than we would've liked so we didn't get to do... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Powderham Castle was very good and made very interesting by the guide who was eager to answer questions and to tell us about the castle. We had lunch in the restaurant in the. Courtyard which was very good. The walled garden was very well kept and the animals looked to be very happy. The walk to the... More

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poole,dorset
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a really good family day out and definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. reasonably priced £36 for family of 4 the tour of the castle was very good - although I was a bit concerned if the children would be bored the guides made the castle come to life and were there to answer questions and... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited Powderham on an extremely rainy Bank Holiday Monday. This meant it was hard to enjoy the beautiful grounds, although even in the rain the view over the deer park to the river was spectacular. The house was charming and interesting, and our tour guide Isabelle did an engaging tour full of great little stories. You won't find too... More

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have passed by Powderham Castle many times and at last I had to opportunity to visit. We started with lunch in The Orangery which was delicious. Next we made our way to the Castle and saw a delightful setting of a Mad Hatter's Tea Party all laid up for a large awaiting queue of eager children. We looked back... More

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England
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5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Powderham Castle is set in a lovely parkland with mature trees and deer roaming the grounds, it is a fair walk to the Castle from the car park for anyone with mobility problems I believe there are a couple of disability spaces within the castle but they don`t advertise the fact, it is the same with the Pets corner. (Maybe... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited Powderham Castle recently , the weather wasn't great so we only got to do the tour of the Castle . As far as things to see the house was only average but I enjoyed it due to the tour guide Fleur , she was very informative and entertaining and came across as very passionate about the house and... More

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