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Powderham Castle

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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
+44 1626 890243
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Lovely castle

Had a lovely day visiting Powderham castle whilst on holiday. We enjoyed looking around the castle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah C
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

The only time I have visited Powderham Castle is to see the Lets Rock Concert each year. Ive always... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
annaspinallsmyth
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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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 the civil war in the 17th century, it has remained in the same family. Entertaining guided tours bring the fascinating history to life, you will find them engaging whatever your age. Discover secret doors, stunning architecture and even a haunted landing. We would advise you to allow at least 3 hours for your visit so you can take time to explore the many acres of gardens and grounds. The Walled Garden is home to our friendly Powderham pets, including Tessa the tortoise and Harry the donkey, and is a safe haven for our little visitors. Relax in the peaceful surroundings, from the beautiful Rose Garden, overlooking the deer park and Exe estuary to the Woodland Garden, with its stunning collection of trees. For the keener walker the breathtaking views from the foot of the Belvedere tower are very rewarding - you can see for miles and feel on top of the world! Before you leave visit the Powderham Country Store. Here you will find Toby Buckland's wonderful plant shop, the Powderham General Trading Co with its range of gifts, clothes and home furnishings and a fantastic food hall, bakery and butcher.
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| Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day visiting Powderham castle whilst on holiday. We enjoyed looking around the castle but didn't go on any of the guided castle tours. One of the tour guides in one of the rooms explained a lot of history of the castle and...More

Thank Sarah C
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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Sarah Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Powderham! We hope to welcome you again soon when our deer park is back up and running!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The only time I have visited Powderham Castle is to see the Lets Rock Concert each year. Ive always wondered when looking from the field what its like in there so today I went whilst visiting family for a few days. Its £12.50 to get...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip to the Castle as well as enjoying the Let's Rock concert every year! Your feedback is really appreciated, we are always looking to improve, so your comments are definitely helpful. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very impressed with this place. At £12.95 an adult we only got to see about 6 rooms as the guided tours were fully booked. We were told on entry that there was an "Open house" time that the public were free to wander if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powderham Castle expensive for what's on offer. Short but interesting tours of the house provided by well informed and enthusiastic guides. Cafe pleasant staff but grossly understaffed. Had to wait over half an hour for a simple salad!!!! I would definitely not call the menu...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked to see Tom Jones here on a Sunday evening recently, so as the weather was beautiful and we had to travel 1.5 hours we thought we would make a day of it. So glad we did, beautiful countryside to explore and the...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Castle as well as the Tom Jones concert!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Powderham Castle today as part of a U3A group. We were a large group and taken on our tour of the house by tour guide Bridget. We spent well over the hour allotted to the tour being entertained by stories of the fortunes...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Castle and in particular your tour with Bridget. We offer a 7 day return pass and also a Season Ticket so you can enjoy Powderham again and again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my mum and my sister on 22nd July. We had planned for the Saturday but en route found out it does not open on Saturdays. Seems a bit odd for a tourist attraction not to open on a Saturday but I suppose...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and in particular the tours. We try to make the Castle as accessible as possible due to the historic nature of the Castle. Your feedback is very much appreciated and will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a rare wet day we decided to visit and take the tour and were very impressed. From the initial ticket office every team member we met was professional, helpful and friendly. The tour was over two floors and our guide was Chloe who deserves...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Powderham Castle, and in particular the tours. We also offer a Season Ticket, perfect for visiting on rainy days or whatever the weather! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle is magnificent. Great history, and such an imposing building. However, unlike other large houses/castles, the mandatory tours could make or break your day. There are 2 tours the "Historical" lasting about an hour. Then the "Upstairs/Downstairs Tour" where you see the Castle "warts...More

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Powderham, in particular the tours! We hope to have the deer park up and running again soon, and would love to welcome you back to Powderham for another fun-filled day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one of the best days of our vacation at Powderham Castle. Thanks to Dave, our Tourguide, who took us on an excellent and fun tour!

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PowderhamCastle, Manager at Powderham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Castle, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Dave!

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Gary W
22 July 2018|
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Response from Globetrotter311 | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
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Teresa H
15 July 2018|
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Response from Bunny15 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
We parked okay but during the week
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