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Address: Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 890243
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Description: Powderham Castle is the family home of the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon...
Powderham Castle is the family home of the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon. It was originally built by Sir Philip Courtenay in 1391 and despite undergoing many transformations since surviving the ravages of the civil war in the 17th century, it has remained in the same family. Entertaining guided tours bring the fascinating history to life, you will find them engaging whatever your age. Discover secret doors, stunning architecture and even a haunted landing. We would advise you to allow at least 3 hours for your visit so you can take time to explore the many acres of gardens and grounds. The Walled Garden is home to our friendly Powderham pets, including Tessa the tortoise and Harry the donkey, and is a safe haven for our little visitors. Relax in the peaceful surroundings, from the beautiful Rose Garden, overlooking the deer park and Exe estuary to the Woodland Garden, with its stunning collection of trees. For the keener walker the breathtaking views from the foot of the Belvedere tower are very rewarding - you can see for miles and feel on top of the world! Before you leave visit the Powderham Country Store. Here you will find Toby Buckland's wonderful plant shop, the Powderham General Trading Co with its range of gifts, clothes and home furnishings and a fantastic food hall, bakery and butcher.
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We had a rainy-ish day and decided to come here and absolutely loved our visit. The tour of the castle was delightfully informative and entertaining. Quite a few interesting tales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a rainy-ish day and decided to come here and absolutely loved our visit. The tour of the castle was delightfully informative and entertaining. Quite a few interesting tales that really should form the basis for the next Downton Abbey-esque period drama miniseries. Plus lots of quirky features of the house are pointed out to you. We were also... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't plan to visit the castle we just saw a sign and thought we would give it ago....so glad we did. We had a full day here, we went on the tractor to see the deers, our two year old watched the fairy tale show which was brilliant and really got the kids involved!! We also got to watch... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family love visiting this castle there is so much to see, learn about and do for all age groups. The guided tour is so interesting and each time I visit I learn more. Young children may find some talks too long but remind them of the other outside activities just for them. Wheel chair users are not able to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really stunning castle and grounds. Good farm shop but very expensive. Lovely old church in the grounds. Great place to take a picnic.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

excellent day trip. Guided tour included on our trip and was very good, the guide Diane was excellent and gave a good history of the family home and never referred to any notes, must have a good memory. Tea room very good.Plenty of things to see in the garden but ran out of time as only had an hour after... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to pop in and have a drink and a snack or go for a walk or enjoy the wildlife and the castle. It is somewhere where you can enjoy a quick trip or you can spend all day here. Great food, great views and a taste of history.

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Dudley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful day out......we wasn't quite sure we were going to enjoy it at first because you at to have the tour you couldn't walk around on your own but our guide Karen was wonderful and we enjoy every minute as it was very intresting.....it was so nice that we had the oppition to come back in the same week and... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Powderham pronounced Powdem apparently is super easy to get to from Exeter bus station but sit downstairs on the bus if you are nervous. trust me. The grounds are incredible. The deer safari brilliant and the hour long tour of the house informative and interesting. The inside tea rooms also delivered a very tasty ham sandwich. excellent day.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoyed our tour with our charming guide. Also enjoyed visiting the small animal area. Lovely location and nice picnic areas. Unable to comment on the cafe as we didn't go in. Bumped into the "heir' whilst visiting the Victorian kitchens and he said hello to everyone.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are visiting over the summer then make sure you go include the characters play. Each week is a different theme and our son loves it. They have a play area and a treasure trail where they can win a medal. A visit to the house is lovely and make sure you find the secret door and the unicorn... More 

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Additional Information about Powderham Castle

Address: Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 890243
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Average Prices: USD 27 - 27

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