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Powderham Castle

Kenton, Exeter, England
+44 1626 890243
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Ranked #9 of 44 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great animals, great staff. Very good castle tour and children's entertainment! The Deer Park tractor ride is a must! Just great!

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Exeter
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Loved everything - the view of the estuary along the coast, the beautiful trees and gardens, the shop and restaurant and the regal castle.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The castle and guide were extremely good. So interesting! Unfortunately the cafe there needs sorting out...staff politeness could be improved. They stopped serving hot food at 3pm. We came in at ten to 3 and asked for jacket potatoes. So we ended up with sandwiches. They were short of prawns - 'the comment was 'we were waiting for your decision,... More

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Seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We loved Powderham Castle. Great grounds to walk around, animals to see, nice cafe for a snack, and a terrific guided tour. The latter provided wonderful stories about the castles and the people who've inhabited it for the past 600+ years. We spend nearly four hours walking the castle grounds and it was a great way to spend the afternoon.... More

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devon england
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely place to go wether for meal or just coffee. Would visit again nothing to dislike lovely food and drink and views lovely

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Margate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On a Friday at the end if the school Bank Holiday week six adults and thirteen children enjoyed a day out here.With special performances around children's activities on Kings and Queens we had a delightful time.The weather was very mixed but we found large enough trees to shelter under before the ad hoc performance in a marquee with poor seating.However... More

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Aylesbury
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We only had time to spend the afternoon here but we will go back another time to see what we missed. The walled garden with animals for the children to stroke and play area is lovely. It is suitable for small children. It is a few minutes walk but there are toilets there as well as up by the castle.... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A fantastic day spent both outside in the grounds, in the farm shop and in the castle. We were shown round by a lady in period costume which added to the experience; made it seem more real. When we were being told about different things they were told with interest and not as if it was being read off a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited Powderham as a stop off on the way to Cornwall. Lovely setting and we had a beautiful sunny day. Entrance fee is £11, £9.50 for oldies & free for under 4s. It has a walled garden which is perfect for children with lots of animals including pigs; chickens; ducks; geese; rodents; tortoises etc It also has a play area... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took a tour of the castle and found it fascinating. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and also very friendly. She told us so many interesting facts about the family and the history of the castle. We were fascinated. The castle is full of beautiful rooms. We could not have enjoyed our visit more. There are also lovely grounds... More

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