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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.
What's on at Powis
Enjoy longer opening times and experience spring's beauty at Powis.
The castle's elevated position offers magnificent views and its rugged stone silhouette inspires awe. But it is much more than an imposing building in stunning countryside. Step inside to find opulent interiors shaped by generations of noblemen. Discover the beauty of the unexpected.
What's on: 50 things challenge
Take the challenge to get kids outdoors and enjoying nature - ticking each task off on our special 50 things website, devoted to having fun outdoors.
From going on a barefoot walk, to exploring inside a tree and flying a kite on our great lawn - which will you try first?
Step back in time with our tours
Join our tours to find out more about life at Powis in the early 1900s. You'll discover how the 4th Earl of Powis and his wife Violet transformed the castle and restored the formal gardens to their full glory, creating the magnificent home you see today.
Step back in time as you uncover their family highlights as well and personal tragedies.
What's on: Edardian opulence
This superbly crafted Fabergé pipe-shaped cigarette holder features as part of a major new exhibition at Powis, exploring the life and times of George Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis and his wife Violet and their impact on the castle throughout the first half of the 20th century.
The exhibition reflects the end of an era, but it is not just Edwardian pomp and opulence...
Vote for your special Welsh garden
We would like to use a £1,000 cash boost from this competition to introduce a series of new terracotta containers dotting the pathways and terraces dedicated to spring bulbs and colour.