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Powis Castle Autumn Colours

Powis Castle Autumn Colours

Powis Castle Autumn Colours

Castle, £7.70

Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8RF

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Powis Castle, built around 1200 as a medieval fortress, sits high on a rock above its world-famous garden. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, the garden is overhung with clipped yews and shelters rare and tender plants. It retains original lead statues and features an orangery on the terraces.

Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, Powis reflects the changing ambitions of the Herbert family, who occupied the Castle from the 1570s. Each generation enlisted artists to grow the family’s collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries on view throughout the house.

One of the UK’s most significant collections of Indian objects is displayed in the Clive Museum at Powis Castle. As major figures in Britain’s colonial East India Company, Robert Clive and his son Edward (later 1st Earl of Powis) looted many of these objects during their seizure of power in India and Myanmar and violent subsequent rule in the 18th century. Clive wealth amassed through the East India Company remained at Powis, contributing to later modernisation of the Castle and Gardens that transformed Powis to how it exists today.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Carers can continue to access Powis Castle and Garden for free with an essential companions' card. They don't need to purchase a ticket for themselves, but the person they accompany will need a ticket or membership card. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. Separate mobility parking is available on the right once you pass the main car park. To aid social distancing no shuttle service or wheelchairs are currently available to hire. Guided touch tours of the castle and guided sensory tours of the garden are currently unavailable. Please be aware there are unfenced terraces in the garden. Full access statement is available on the website.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Please see website for opening times.

Prices

2022 Castle & Garden Gift Aid prices (Standard in brackets)
Adult: £15.40 (£14.00)
Child: £7.70 (£7.00)
Family: £38.50 (£35.00)
One adult and up to three children: £23.10 (£21.00)

Address

Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8RF

Location and nearby places

Directions

Plan route to Powis Castle and Garden using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 217065  Lat: 52.65056 Long: -3.15882

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From the A483 roundabout south of Welshpool (junction with A458 & A490), take the A458 to Welshpool; driveway to Castle on left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Welshpool station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Carers can continue to access Powis Castle and Garden for free with an essential companions' card. They don't need to purchase a ticket for themselves, but the person they accompany will need a ticket or membership card. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. Separate mobility parking is available on the right once you pass the main car park. To aid social distancing no shuttle service or wheelchairs are currently available to hire. Guided touch tours of the castle and guided sensory tours of the garden are currently unavailable. Please be aware there are unfenced terraces in the garden. Full access statement is available on the website.

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