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Powderham Castle

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Address: Kenton, Exeter, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 890243
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Description: Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside...
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!
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lovely Castle

Easy parking, good facilities for young children. very informative Beautiful Castle with great stories Even has a lovely tea shop with great food

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Easy parking, good facilities for young children. very informative Beautiful Castle with great stories Even has a lovely tea shop with great food

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Street, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Efficient service, good coffee and a range of cakes and biscuits including gluten free. Clean and comfortable seating

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting, great for a picnic. The deer in the fields and open space make it great for children, while the castle its self is good for all ages

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Words alone cannot express just what awaits the visitor, be prepared to be amazed and with a typical Devonian welcome

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Food always fantastic here whether it is a snack or full meal. Meet friends for coffee and cake in the restaurant or the cake shop area. Would definitely recommend.

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GB
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

.....if only for the Coffee Shop and the rest of the shops. Don't miss Chandni Chowk Sadly we never have the time to see the rest of this splendid place.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Just off the main road towards Dawlish from Exeter is Powderham Castle. In the grounds is a restaurant and gift centre. The food and service is excellent, good choice of local foods plus the usual steak and kidney pie (very tasty), fish and chips etc. All of it is cooked to perfection and served by efficient and friendly staff. Well... More 

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Vélez de Benaudalla, Andalucia, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Have visited several times and always enjoy walking around the grounds, especially the deer park. The inside of the castle is interesting, although I have only seen it whilst attending an event there. The gift shop has some fascinating objects.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In fairness, I have only visited during one of Powderham's many weekend events, most recently their food fair. The house is interesting with good views over the Exe Estuary. The food fair was very good with celebrity chefs and plenty of stalls (free samples).

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dorset
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63 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised that this castle offers tours of not only the interior, but also the grounds. As it is rutting season and there is a wonderful deer park, we had a fantastic time watching the stags. Something you don't see everyday. We all really enjoyed it. The castle is quite small as castles go, but it has one... More 

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