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Notice: On Monday 24 August the Clive Museum and Ballroom will close at 2.45pm for a private function. The main castle will remain open as usual.

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.


A Design for Life

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

Extreme gardening at Powis

A gardener demonstrates his head for heights © Arnhel de Serra

A gardener demonstrates his head for heights

Keeping Powis’ famous yew tumps in tip-top condition is no easy feat but luckily our garden team has a head for heights!

Once a year our gardeners take to the air and spend ten weeks trimming our yew tumps and terrace hedging, ensuring they continue to wow the thousands of visitors we receive each year.

Feather Perfect Falconry

One of our feathered friends © Feather Perfect

One of our feathered friends

23 August, 12noon - 3pm

Join Feather Perfect and several of their beautiful birds of prey. Their experienced and qualified falconers will be on hand to answer all your questions about their feathered friends.

Normal Admission prices apply

50 things at Powis

Start your '50 things' challenge at Powis this summer © Feather Perfect

Start your '50 things' challenge at Powis this summer

Enjoy Powis' great outdoors with your family this summer.

Pick up a free '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' scrapbook from our Garden Kiosk and see how many activities you can tick off. Go on a barefoot walk around our lawn maze, explore inside a tree, race snails and much more. Which will you try first?

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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.