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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.


Guided autumn walks

Enjoy the rich autumn colours © Naomi Eden

Enjoy the rich autumn colours

Admire the riot of autumn colour - rich golds, vibrant oranges and fiery reds - on our free Great British Walking Festival garden tours.

Hear from our expert garden team and see behind-the-scenes areas such as the nursery and cutting garden.

Normal admission prices apply. Booking essential.

Rekindle the magic this Christmas

Rekindle the magic this Christmas © David Bagnall Photography

Rekindle the magic this Christmas

The festive season is just around the corner and the good news is that there are plenty of ways to celebrate here at Powis.

Enjoy illuminated gardens, carol concerts, fine food workshops, traditional decorations and of course, meet Father Christmas in his grotto.

Step back in time with our tours

Immerse yourself in history and experience Powis brought to life © Ben Walker

Immerse yourself in history and experience Powis brought to life

Join our daily talks and 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 and personal tragedies.

We love local producers

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.

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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.