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Notice: Tickets for Santa's grotto will be on sale on Saturday and Sunday until 2.30pm. A reduced number of state rooms will be open until 1 March 2015.

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.


The prefect festive feast

A delicious Christmas pudding at Powis © National Trust Images

A delicious Christmas pudding at Powis

After a refreshing stroll around the garden or a private tour of the Castle, join us for a hearty and warming festive feast in the Courtyard Restaurant.

Book early to avoid disappointment - 01938 551927.

Powis' Illuminated Gardens

Things are all a-glow at Powis Castle this year © Ruth Scutter

Things are all a-glow at Powis Castle this year

28 to 30 November and 5 to 7 December, 5-9pm (last admission 8pm)

Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around our spectacular illuminated formal garden, terraces and courtyard. Shop and restaurant are both open until 8pm.

Adults £5, children £2.50. Free to members.

Christmas shopping?

Festive owls on sale in the Powis Christmas Shop © National Trust Images

Festive owls on sale in the Powis Christmas Shop

Avoid the hectic high street and visit our two shops. Both are free to enter and have something for everyone.

The Courtyard Shop will be selling various local products and National Trust gifts whilst our Christmas shop will be selling everything you need for a magical Christmas.

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.

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.