Powis Castle and Garden - National Trust

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

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle

E-mail

powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Property Office

01938 551920

Infoline

01938 551944

Fax

01938 554336

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Powis Castle and Garden
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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, Historic house or home, Castle or defences, Museum

Opening hours

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.

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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The ballroom at Powis Castle

Twilight Tour with Drinks and Nibbles

  • 16 May 2014 7-9pm

Experts from our knowledgeable house team will take you on an exclusive tour of the Castle after hours. Come along and see the castle's interiors sparkle in the evening light and then enjoy drinks and nibbles in our elegant ballroom

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£19.95 per adult. Includes tour, drink and nibbles

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Ladybird

Bug Hunting and Pond Dipping

  • 17 — 18 May 2014 10am-5pm

Join us for an action packed afternoon in the Powis Wilderness.

See website for session schedules.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission prices apply plus £2.00 per session.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Grasshopper

Hold a Scary Beast!

  • 28 May 2014 12-3:30pm

With everything from snakes and tarantulas to lizards and scorpions, will you be brave enough to tick off number 30 from your ‘50 things’ list and hold a scary beast?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission prices apply

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