Powis Castle and Garden - National Trust

Autumn view over the Formal Garden to the countryside at Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys.
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The world famous garden, overhung with enormous clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles it retains its original lead statues, orangery and aviary on the terraces. The castle, originally built c.1200 began life as a fortress of the Welsh princes of Powys. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Castle and Garden: £11.00, child £5.50, Family (2 adults) £27.50, Family (1 adult) £16.50. Groups (15+) £9.50. Garden only: £8.00, child £4.00, Family (2 adults) £20.00, Family (1 adult) £12.00. Groups (15+) £6.50. Coaches restricted to 4 per day. No group rates Sun & BH Mons.


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Additional info

Access: Elderly visitors and those with mobility difficulties, heart conditions etc. should call for advice before visiting as very steep site. Designated parking. Steps to entrance. No wheelchair access to Castle. No access to other floors. Photograph album. Level entrance to shop. Level entrance to restaurant. Limited tables and chairs seating. Rest is bench seating. Very limited access for power mobility vehicles in garden due to steep terraces. Recommended route map. Adapted WC near garden entrance.

A magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert and Clive families. A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum. The 19th century State Coach and Livery, the finest in the ownership of the National Trust, is on display in the Coach House.

Collection details

Personalities, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Clive of India
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A view of Powis Castle

Late Night opening at Powis Castle

  • 29 October 2016 6-9pm

See the state rooms sparkle in the evening light. Talk to our knowledgeable staff and discover more about the castle and the characters who made it their home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal admission charges apply



Powis Castle and Garden - National Trust
Powis Castle
SY21 8RF






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