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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.


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. 

Elephant in the room exhibition

Contemplate the Clive connection through a number of different artworks © NT/Paul Highnam

Contemplate the Clive connection through a number of different artworks

19 September - 30 October

Join us for our exciting ‘Elephant in the Room’ exhibition and explore the heritage and relevance of our collection. Gain fresh insight into our castle and its past through contemporary artwork, workshops and discussions.

Behind-the-scenes garden tours

Enjoy the rich autumn colours © Naomi Eden

Enjoy the rich autumn colours

Every Wednesday throughout September and October, 10.30am

To celebrate this year's Great Welsh Walking Festival, join us on an exclusive tour of the gardens. Highlights include a behind the scenes tour of the nursery and other areas usually closed to visitors.

Normal admission prices apply, booking essential.

Extreme gardening at Powis

Our gardeners have a head for heights! © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Our gardeners have a 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.

Festive volunteering open day

Help us spread Christmas cheer this year. © NTPL/NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Help us spread Christmas cheer this year.

23 October, 3pm

Help us spread Christmas cheer this winter. Find out about the many different festive volunteering opportunities we have available. Children welcome.

Booking essential - 01938 551 929 (Opt.2)

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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.