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Notice: A limited number of state rooms will be open by guided tour only on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January and February. Tours at 12noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 3.30pm. Please collect a ticket from the main Ticket Office.

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.


Winter warmers at Powis

Winter warmers at Powis Castle © National Trust Images

Winter warmers at Powis Castle

What could be better after a refreshing stroll in the garden, than warming up with a hearty lunch or hot drink in the Courtyard Restaurant?

The Courtyard Restaurant is open daily throughout January and February (10am-4pm). The Garden is open 11am- 4pm.

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A handmade Merrythough bear made exclusively for Powis Castle © Ruth Scutter

A handmade Merrythough bear made exclusively for Powis Castle

Meet Clive, a 12” limited edition mohair bear made exclusively for sale in our Courtyard Shop.

Designed by local producers Merrythought of Shropshire, we think Clive’s the perfect souvenir to take home. One of only 150 collectable bears, his footpads emulate the stunning fabric in Tipu Sultan’s tent located in the ballroom.

Winter tours of the castle

Unveil the mysteries behind previously closed doors this winter © National Trust

Unveil the mysteries behind previously closed doors this winter

Join us on a guided tour of the castle this winter. Marvel at a selection of our state rooms as well as the kitchen, the atmospheric cellars and the Clive museum.

The Castle is open for guided tours at weekends from 3 January onwards. Collect your ticket from the main ticket office.

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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.