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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.

 

Going green at the red castle

We're working to make Powis the greenest castle in the land © Paul Southall

We're working to make Powis the greenest castle in the land

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.

A grand tour in the ballroom

Experience musical traditions from across Europe in our grand ballroom © Paul Highnam

Experience musical traditions from across Europe in our grand ballroom

25 April, 7.30pm

Internationally renowned musicians, Charme du Hautbois, present a programme of rarely heard original works for the oboe and harp from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

With music from all over Europe, you'll be treated to a grand tour of styles and moods.

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.

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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.

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