Powis Castle and Garden (National Trust)
Powis Castle and Garden
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.
Garden, parklands or rural site
March-November, Thurs-Mon. Also open Wednesdays in July and August. Castle: 13:00-17:00, last entry 45 mins before closing. Garden, Shop and Tearoom: 11:00-17.30. Last entry to garden 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: Tues and Wed. Tues only in July and August.
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.
- National Trust
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.
Personalities, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture
Key artists and exhibits
- Clive of India