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.

Discounts

  • National Trust

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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After Hours at the Castle

  • 15 May 2015 6-9pm
  • 30 October 2015 6-9pm

Come along and see Powis Castle sparkle in in a different light.

The Medieval castle rises dramatically above 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.

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Castle only (gift aid/standard) - Adult £6.80/££6.18, Children £3.40/£3.09, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £17.00/£15.45, Family (1 adult, 2 children) £10.20/£9.27.
National Trust members free.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Powis Castle and Garden - National Trust
Powis Castle
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 8RF
Wales

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Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle

E-mail

powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Property Office

01938 551920

Infoline

01938 551944

Fax

01938 554336

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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