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.

Events

Saturday, 2nd March 2024 - Saturday, 2nd March 2024

Saturday, 6th April 2024 - Saturday, 6th April 2024

Saturday, 4th May 2024 - Saturday, 4th May 2024

Saturday, 1st June 2024 - Saturday, 1st June 2024

Powis Castle, WelshpoolPhotography Group at Powis CastleBack by popular demand, join one of our volunteer photographers in the garden to learn something new, meet new people and enjoy being in the great outdoors.
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Wednesday, 6th March 2024 - Wednesday, 6th March 2024

Wednesday, 13th March 2024 - Wednesday, 13th March 2024

A Garden Tour at Powis Castle and GardenWhether you’re a keen gardener and want to pick up some tips and tricks, or just like being in the great outdoors, this spring garden tour could be for you.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Friday, 5th April 2024

Easter Adventures at Powis CastleGet ready to explore the self-led, family trail which meanders though the world famous garden from the 23 March - 7 April
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Parking

  • 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

Type:Castle

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.

Awards

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

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