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Powderham Castle

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The castle has excellent views . It is not large but has an interesting layout with secret doors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
johnpZ4299KQ
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exeter
Do Go for the Mediaeval Banquet

We were guests at a truly memorable Banquet Night. Great Service, wonderful food and atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
376boba
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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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Open from 24 March until 1 November 2019. 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle has excellent views . It is not large but has an interesting layout with secret doors .The owner is the not so wealthy Duke of Devon not to be confused with the Duke of Devonshire who resides at the much larger Chatsworth

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were guests at a truly memorable Banquet Night. Great Service, wonderful food and atmosphere. The minstrels and pre dinner drinks were great and dinner in front of a giant log fire was wonderful

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk around the grounds of Powderham Castle last weekend. We took our toddler and watched the deer in the fields. A tour around the farm shop was also good too! The inside of the castle is fascinating and well worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday afternoon visit to this lovely garden centre within the grounds of Powderham Castle. There is a vast range of plants on show...most of them for sale and reasonably inexpensive. There is a very nice cafe restaurant on site with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Went to visit this week for a 2nd time , last visit was about 5 years ago. This time it was Halloween week so there were spooky tours going on for the youngsters. We just did the state room tour where the guide ( Mike)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl S
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hello Cheryl Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all feedback as it gives us opportunity to improve the experience for visitors to the Castle and grounds. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way here from Exmouth to fine the castle closed after looking at the web site which showed it was open from 10. Not impressed.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi Liz282, Thank you very much for your feedback. I sincerely apologise that you were misled by your web search and resultantly ended up disappointed! Please note, since we closed for the season, there has been a pop-up alert on our website and details/dates of...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We went in Hallowe’en week for the spooky events that were laid on and weren’t disappointed. First we went to a “Potions Lesson” where Potter-esque wizarding professors led a potions class - great fun! Then there was a tour round the darkened castle with stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nigel R
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Hello Nigel Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad your family enjoyed the Halloween Spooky Week events! We hope that you will visit again next season.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Had a look on the website for deer safari. It had ended the week before half term, but we went instead. After about 10 mins, we saw a tractor with people going on a deer safari. There had been no posters/leaflets/information about it. Rushed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear REDYLKIZ, Thank you very much for your feedback. I sincerely apologise that you were disappointed by your experience at Powderham. With regards to your point about our Deer Park Safari, these ran daily at 12:45 during half-term and tickets were available to buy online...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited last Friday and had an amazing time. Our guide David was so great and knowledgeable and really knew his stuff when it came to the castle. He was so lovely and cannot sing his praises enough. In addition, as we were leaving my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hi Tracey6259 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and your tour, and were able to sort out your car with a little help from...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

we went to the castle last sunday and i was so glad we did x the staff were extremely helpful to us with a disabled person we had with us . also all the staff were very happy and smiles all round . i was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Hello bevertley Thank you taking the time to leave us a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and I'm glad we were able to accommodate. We hope you will be back to visit again soon!

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904SteveB904
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Chris s | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on a ground for them.
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Gary W
July 22, 2018|
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Response from foodofthesealover | Reviewed this property |
Yes for general entry but my review was for a concert so obviously dogs would not be allowed.
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TeresaH2218
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Bunny15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Teresa, if you’re talking about going to Let’s Rock, it depends what you pay for? If you go VIP, then yes. But if you don’t, then no. You just take waterproof coats or umbrellas. I’ve done both now and would recommend... More
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Birdwatch1969
Chicago, Illinois
Concert at Powderham -- is Exeter worth a visit? (18 Replies)
Hi - I am travelling by car through England and will be attending a concert at Powderham Castle. I will be staying the night in the area but most accommodation around the castle is booked. This leaves Exeter but I'm concerned about the ease of parking at some of the hotels, although I am keen on shopping and dining the next day before heading back to London. I am not from the UK and am unfamiliar with Exeter. Is it worth coming into town for a night? Or should I continue looking outside of...More
May 06, 2013|
Response fromItsmeagain2|
Exeter is a lovely little city... one of my favourites. The park and ride is well sign posted as is easier than trying to park in the city centre.