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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
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
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
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
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?
Normal Admission prices apply.
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