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Powis Castle and Garden
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Welshpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This medieval castle, originally built as a fortress, houses one of the most beautiful and extensive collections of treasures from India.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A great National Trust place to visit is Powys Castle and Gardens. We went there with our with our son and his two small children age 5 and 3. Grandma and grandad decided to do the gardens first while everyone else went to explore the Castle. Every time we sit in the Gardens we see a changing picture and without fail, there is always a fantastic tree or shrub we hadn't spotted previously and despite trying to take a photo with our new fangled digital camera, we never seem to get the right effect. Our peace was shattered when we were joined by the rest of the family and the children wanted to explore3 the various paths which eventually took us to the ice-cream 'parlor' and they sat down exhausted (just for a few minutes). They told us stories about men in armour, big swords, huge beds, etc. etc. and wanted to go off and walk further. We ambled past the lake and saw some fish and bird life, which kept their attention for a few minutes. Then it was back up to have a picnic in the sun while mummy and grandma went to have a quick look in the shop and each came out with a necklace and scarf. Grandad wasn't left out as he bought as pleasant and the children bought daddy an ornamental mushroom (not sure if it was to daddy's taste but they were adamant they wanted a blue mushroom!) The most exciting bit was yet to come. As we drove out there were so many deer frolicking about under the trees and this fascinated us all. All in all a wonderful day out in the summer sunshine. The final comment of the day was from Sam, our three year old: "Grandma, do you think I can have a baby deer to live in the garden with the chickens and Ringo our cat?" That was one I left daddy and mummy to answer.

Visited June 2013
Thank doreenthomas
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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We've been here before. Really good castle, very interesting, lots to see. Staff relaly informed and helpful. The museum is also a must. Food and drinks available. The entry fee is reasonable but felt charging for the garden separately a step to far.

Visited October 2013
Thank Trevor F
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ideal place to relax”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited several times, the last being in July 2013 on a beautiful sunny day. Never get tired of wandering around and looking at the wonderful gardens. The castle is enchanting, shops interesting. Staff very friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Place To Visit.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I visited here on 29th September 2013 and strolled around the gardens and woodlands.
The gardens were still in full bloom - well stocked and looked after. This is an amazing place to visit. Location is about 15minutes from the main train station at Welshpool. National Trust property - well looked after. The castle is so grand to look around. Staff all very helpful and pleasant. Restaurant very busy but worth the wait for hot food. This sure is a place you must visit the views are fantastic and smells from the flowers is wonderful. Well worth every penny spent. Will be back next year.

Visited September 2013
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A very comfy castle!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited Powys Castle whilst staying in Shrewsbury last week.The entry fee was very good value as it included the beautiful estate and gardens, as well as a wonderfully preserved family home in the grand style!Well informed guides in all the rooms to compliment and expand on the info sheets and stunning views over the Welshpool valley and on into Wales.Wonderful coffee shop serving a good selection of warming tasty dishes or sandwiches and snacks if preferred.We had their homemade soup with a cheese scone which was marvellous and finished with a beautiful piece of viccy sponge cake.The prices were very reasonable and everything is fresh.
The formal fruit gardens are lovely with a profusion of old variety apple trees lining the paths and laden with fruit.A handy minibus does a circular tour of the gardens every 20 mins or so to pick up weary visitors for a small donation towards the fuel costs.That was so welcome.Having planned to spend a couple of hours there we eventually left after 4 hours and a wonderful time.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Pamela B
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