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Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

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.

Please note, due to the medieval deer park, we regret no dogs are allowed.

 

Join the Powis team

Help bring the castle to life for our visitors © NTPL/National Trust Images/David Levenson

Help bring the castle to life for our visitors

Are you a natural storyteller, with a smile and a tale for everyone?

Help us bring the castle to life by sharing its fascinating history with our visitors as a Visitor Engagement Assistant.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Jenny Knight

The Powis Castle Appeal

This gate has closed the East Front to the public for 50 years. © NTPL/National Trust Images

This gate has closed the East Front to the public for 50 years.

Powis' once-grand East Front needs urgent repairs.

Damp is spreading through the stonework and the steps that King George V and Queen Mary once used are crumbling. We’re £304,000 short of the estimated £500,000 cost of these vital repairs. 

Help us save this Welsh treasure by donating online or texting POWIS to 70123 to donate £3.

A Design for Life

George, 4th Earl of Powis and his wife Violet, Countess of Powis © NTPL/National Trust

George, 4th Earl of Powis and his wife Violet, Countess of Powis

Celebrate Powis Castle's Edwardian heyday.

George Herbert, the 4th Earl (3rd creation) and his wife Violet undertook a comprehensive restoration of the castle and grounds during the Edwardian era, with the help of the architect G F Bodley. 

Useful information

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This beautiful Edwardian cottage is set in the heart of the magnificent gardens surrounding Powis Castle. With four bedrooms and sleeping up to seven people, it's an ideal place to stay when visiting.

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