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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.
Go Green Week at Powis Castle
To celebrate Go Green Week at Powis we've highlighted some of our proudest green achievements.
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.
Enter a winter wonderland
Powis is unquestionably a garden for all seasons, with something to please the eye even in the crisp days of winter.
Enjoy a spectacular seasonal walk and tune into the sights and sounds of winter. See the shapes of topiary and intricately trained fruit trees, sparkling under frost or casting their long shadows in the low afternoon light.
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.
This superbly crafted Fabergé pipe-shaped cigarette holder features as part of an exhibition exploring the life and times of George Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis and his wife Violet and their impact on the castle throughout the first half of the 20th century.
The exhibition reflects the end of an era, but it is not just Edwardian pomp and opulence...
With a garden for every season and collections for every taste, it's time to get planning . . .
Explore more than 2,000 of our objects from artistic treasures to the everyday, quirky and bizarr...
Get closer to nature and see something new today at Powis.
Our food revolution includes a daily ‘early bird breakfast’.