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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
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.
Step back in time with our tours
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
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.
Going green at the red castle
We're very proud of all the green achievements we've made at Powis.
We've been successfully embracing the power of nature in recent years with a number of green energy schemes to help make savings on energy bills. That means more money can be spent on the good stuff, such as conservation and displays.
With a garden for every season and collections for every taste, it's time to get planning . . .
Find out more about our famous herbaceous borders
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Our food revolution includes a daily ‘early bird breakfast’.