"I would like to thank all the staff at Powderham Castle for making our visit so informative and enjoyable,everybody in our group had a wonderful time and the tour was the non-stop topic of conversation for the rest of the day, Powderham made the perfect venue"
A visit to Devon isn’t complete without a visit to Powderham Castle, the family home of the Earl of Devon. A stone’s throw from Exeter, we are so easy to get to as well. Whether you are looking for a day trip or staying in Dawlish, Exmouth or Torquay we are accessible by coach, car, bus, rail and even a ferry!
We offer discounted rates for groups of 15 or more:
The prices include your guided tour which takes a good hour, but if you want to relax and take time to enjoy everything we would recommend at least 3 hours plus extra time for refreshments in our Courtenay Cafe. (Please note the child price does not include taking part in any themed session. Depending on numbers and timings this may be arranged for your group, but a supplement would apply.)
Every Season There’s A Reason To Visit
From April the daffodils provide a carpet of yellow blooms that align the main drive and other clusters can be found around the Pleasure Garden and Woodland Garden for a number of weeks. The Woodland Garden (open until 1 August) is a particularly peaceful haven and very attractive in May. Amongst other exotic species from the Americas, it is now home to one of the first Wollemi pine trees on public display in Devon.
The Castle’s location on the edge of the Exe estuary makes it privy to amazing views that can be enjoyed from a number of locations, a favourite being the Rose Garden, ablaze with colour soon after the wisteria has come into bloom in June and throughout the summer.
September is another popular time to visit, with the onset of Autumn as stunning shades of crimson and yellow frame the Castle. The herd of around 650 fallow deer begin their rutting season in the fabulous Deer Park that surrounds the Castle.
Groups are invited to pre-book a Deer Park Safari to get a better view of the deer and the wildlife on the Estate. There is a small extra charge of £2.50 for this and is available subject the weather & ground conditions. (minimum 15 required).
You may contact our Groups Department on [email protected] or call us on 01626 890243 if you wish to discuss your visit in more detail.