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Powderham Castle

Kenton, Exeter, England
+44 1626 890243
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Ranked #9 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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England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Exeter
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I live locally but had never visited. I feared that it be stuffy and regimented but far from it, I found it more welcoming and open than any National Trust property I've visited. All staff were courteous and helpful, right from the start when the ticket seller advised me and my Mum of the best time to go on the... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Ate here for lunch, nice choice on menu and good prices,quick service, outdoor seating if weather is nice.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The castle is an expensive outing for a middle of the road stately home without turrets, dungeons or weapons for the kids, though there are nice walks and a petting park & deer but it doesn't make for a day long visit unless there is an event on or your children like walking.. The event we caught was the pirate... More

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a fab day at Powderham today, our first visit. It's pirate week and they had a fantastic show, all the kids loved it (especially playing at pirates)! Lots to see and do with a great children's play area, the tour of the house was also fascinating. A lovely family day out and great value for money :-)

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was surprised at how much there was to do and indeed the 'come back free within 7 days offer' will be used. We went on a kids themed day and managed to cram in one nature trail, a themed treasure trail (with prize), a tractor ride (costs £2 or £2.50 extra) and a visit to the cafe. This leaves... More

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Berkshire
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31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On a weekend break with a friend in Exmouth, we took the ferry across to Starcross and walked to Powderham Castle. An easy 30 minute walk. The £11.50 entry fee was worth every penny. My friend Gill got a senior citizen discount. I've visited a few stately homes over the years and this was by far the best tour I've... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Relaxing day out, the children loved the animals in the walled garden and the Knights and Dragon show was excellent. restaurant food was so so, better to take picnic.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The experience of Powderham is hugely influenced by its personalities.Whether it was the effusive gentleman who greets you on arrival, the charming lasy in the gift shop or the guide who takes you on the castle tour. Thank you Fleur as the way you threw yourself in to the history and the 13 daugjters painted a marvellous picture for all,... More

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