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Powderham Castle

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Powderham Castle Garden Centre

We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday afternoon visit to this lovely garden centre within the grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barry S
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Beautiful house and grounds

Went to visit this week for a 2nd time , last visit was about 5 years ago. This time it was... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Cheryl S
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Open from 24 March until 1 November 2019. Powderham Castle is the family home of the 18th Earl & Countess of Devon. It was originally built by Sir Philip Courtenay in 1391 and despite undergoing many transformations since surviving the ravages of...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday afternoon visit to this lovely garden centre within the grounds of Powderham Castle. There is a vast range of plants on show...most of them for sale and reasonably inexpensive. There is a very nice cafe restaurant on site with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Went to visit this week for a 2nd time , last visit was about 5 years ago. This time it was Halloween week so there were spooky tours going on for the youngsters. We just did the state room tour where the guide ( Mike)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl S
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Cheryl Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate all feedback as it gives us opportunity to improve the experience for visitors to the Castle and grounds. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Drove all the way here from Exmouth to fine the castle closed after looking at the web site which showed it was open from 10. Not impressed.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi Liz282, Thank you very much for your feedback. I sincerely apologise that you were misled by your web search and resultantly ended up disappointed! Please note, since we closed for the season, there has been a pop-up alert on our website and details/dates of...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We went in Hallowe’en week for the spooky events that were laid on and weren’t disappointed. First we went to a “Potions Lesson” where Potter-esque wizarding professors led a potions class - great fun! Then there was a tour round the darkened castle with stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nigel R
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nigel Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad your family enjoyed the Halloween Spooky Week events! We hope that you will visit again next season.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Had a look on the website for deer safari. It had ended the week before half term, but we went instead. After about 10 mins, we saw a tractor with people going on a deer safari. There had been no posters/leaflets/information about it. Rushed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear REDYLKIZ, Thank you very much for your feedback. I sincerely apologise that you were disappointed by your experience at Powderham. With regards to your point about our Deer Park Safari, these ran daily at 12:45 during half-term and tickets were available to buy online...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited last Friday and had an amazing time. Our guide David was so great and knowledgeable and really knew his stuff when it came to the castle. He was so lovely and cannot sing his praises enough. In addition, as we were leaving my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracey6259
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Tracey6259 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and your tour, and were able to sort out your car with a little help from...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

we went to the castle last sunday and i was so glad we did x the staff were extremely helpful to us with a disabled person we had with us . also all the staff were very happy and smiles all round . i was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello bevertley Thank you taking the time to leave us a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and I'm glad we were able to accommodate. We hope you will be back to visit again soon!

Reviewed 22 October 2018

First visit to Powderham Castle but we will definately go back to do the bits we missed. We arrived early with the Autumn mist just burning off from the estuary and the air full of the sound of the fallow deer roaring in the October...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandie A
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Sandie A Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and were able to explore the grounds. It will be wonderful to welcome you back for the Upstairs Downstairs tour, don't...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

An unsatifactory experience was had by many of our group during our visit to Powderham. We requested a refund but the staff did everything they could to avoid this. We left the grounds and didn't even recieve an appology. I won't ever be returning to,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank L_-Liz---Hobbs-_H
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Dear Liz, Thank you very much for your feedback - I sincerely apologise for your experience at Powderham. We would greatly appreciate it if you could get in touch with us at castle@powderham.co.uk or call on 01626 890243 to discuss the details of your visit...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We went here for a quiet morning before catching our flight home. It was most relaxing wandering the grounds and observing the wildlife, as besides the graceful Deer, we were also lucky enough to see Nuthatch in the ancient Oaks. We particularly liked the cream...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan K
PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hello Alan K Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle and explored the grounds. We hope that you may visit again!

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Response from Chris s | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on a ground for them.
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Hi Teresa, if you’re talking about going to Let’s Rock, it depends what you pay for? If you go VIP, then yes. But if you don’t, then no. You just take waterproof coats or umbrellas. I’ve done both now and would recommend... More
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