Powis Castle & Gardens

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Cared for by the National Trust since 1952, Powis Castle & Gardens near Welshpool include world-famous gardens, 13th century castle, Clive Museum and historic collection.

Powis Castle, built around 1200 as a medieval fortress, sits high on a rock above its world-famous garden. Powis Castle 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. It has been remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years,

Clive Museum
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.

Powis Castle Gardens
Powis is one of the few Baroque gardens to survive almost intact since the 1680s and is a delight for enthusiasts as well as lovers of beauty and tranquility.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.

Please be aware there are unfenced terraces in the garden.

The Courtyard Restaurant & Shop
The Courtyard  Shop at Powis Castle  has a beautiful selection of homeware, gifts, souvenirs and delicious treats to choose from. The Courtyard Restaurant is open daily serving hot lunches, sandwiches, savoury snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks. If the weather is good, dine al fresco and enjoy a beautiful view of the castle from our courtyard tables. Why not take a hot drink or sandwich into the garden and find the perfect spot to picnic?

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.

Full access statement is available on the website.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£7.50 per child
Family£37.50 per family
Standard Adult£15.00 per adult

Ticket Prices are Standard. Gift Aid option is available.


Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Powis Castle & GardensStorytelling at Powis Castle & Garden: River Tours - The SevernRelax and enjoy story telling theatre exploring the life and times of the River Severn (Afon Hafren), accompanied by a unique and beautiful textile map of the river itself.
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Sunday, 14th July 2024 - Sunday, 14th July 2024

Powis Castle & GardensOutdoor Theatre: Pride & Prejudice | Powis Castle and Garden:Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents magical theatre in magical surroundings.
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Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Thursday, 1st August 2024

Summer of Play at Powis CastleAre you ready for a Summer of Play? Explore a range of family friendly games on the Great Lawn from 20 July - 1 September
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Tuesday, 23rd July 2024 - Tuesday, 23rd July 2024

Powis Castle, WelshpoolFestival of Archaeology at Powis CastleJoin us and Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust to celebrate the UK's biggest annual celebration of archaeology.
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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs) - Dogs allowed in the garden 1 November to 28 February.
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Welshpool railway station is 1 mile away.

Powis Castle and Garden


Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

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Opening Times

* Castle & Clive Museum: 12:00 - 16:00 ( Last entry 30 mins before closing
Garden, Courtyard Cafe & Shop: 10:00 - 17:00

1 November to 1 December 2023: access to the castle will be limited and visits will be by tour only, subject to availability.


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016


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