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Powis Castle and Garden

Powis Castle

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden.

With an amazing collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries, you might be surprised at what you find at Powis. Every item has an intriguing story to tell.

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden

Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family – each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.

A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum.

Please note, due to the medieval deer park, we regret no dogs are allowed.


Powis Castle, Welshpool. SY21 8RF

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

These are the peak summer opening times.
Other times may vary. For full details please visit the National Trust website.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 25th December and 1st January.

Dogs on leads welcome in the National Trust car park and courtyard only. The deer park that surrounds the property is privately owned and a no dog policy is in place for health and safety reasons.

Castle: 11:00-17:00
Clive Museum: 11:00-17:00
Garden: 10:00-18:00
Garden Coffee Shop: 11:00-16:00
Restaurant: 10:00-17:00
Shop: 11:00-17:00
Garden Shop: 11:00-17:00

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