Visiting Powis Castle & Garden: What you need to know

A few of the Tropical Border blooming in autumn with Powis Castle in the background.

We have removed the booking system so you no longer need to book in advance. Our quieter times are after 2pm. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Important information 

We’re pleased to say that a number of our places in Wales are now open and can't wait to welcome you this summer. From Saturday 7 August, Wales is moving to Alert Level Zero of the coronavirus regulations and we will be making some changes to adapt to the regulations. You no longer need pre book to visit many of our places in Wales, however booking remains essential at some of our small properties, including Dolaucothi, Plas yn Rhiw and Tudor Merchant House. Please check the website for property specific information before visiting.

Arrival and parking

Please park in the main car park and make your way to the large wooden cabin where you will need to scan your membership card or purchase a ticket to enter the property. 

If you are a blue badge holder and wish to use our disabled parking, continue past the main car park and use the small parking area on the right. You can scan your membership card or purchase a ticket in our shop.

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. 

There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Powis Castle & Garden during your visit.

Staying safe

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow Welsh government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone who has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.

What's open?

  • The Garden is open daily 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) March-October, 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) November-February.
  • Please note: assistance dogs only are welcome in the garden from March-October.
  • The Castle and Clive Museum are open daily 12-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). At busier times you may need to queue in the courtyard for entry.
  • We are currently working with a very small team dedicated volunteers and on rare occasions, we may be unable to open the Clive Museum. If you wish to visit the Clive Museum specifically, we recommend calling the day before your visit on 01938 551929 to ensure it will be open.
  • The Courtyard Cafe is open 10am-5pm (10am-4pm November-February) and serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and light bites to eat in, or to take away. 
  • The Courtyard Shop is open 10am-5pm (10am-4pm November-February) and the Garden Shop is open 12noon-4pm.
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities are available at the Garden Entrance and in the Formal Garden. These are sanitised by our facilities team throughout the day.

Accessibility

Most of the garden route follows hard-standing paths and there are several steps, but seating is available along the route to offer you a place to rest.

If you have accessibility requirements and need a shorter/step-free route of the garden, please talk to a member of staff at the garden entrance who will be happy to help.

Unfortunately, we're not able to offer a shuttle-bus service or wheelchair hire at this time. If you would like to speak to someone about level access to the garden, please call our Visitor Services team on 01938 551929.

Access with dogs

Assistance dogs only in the gardens from March-October. Dogs on short leads are welcome in the garden November-February.

Dogs on short leads are welcome all year in the car park and courtyard but please note: the wider estate is not owned by the National Trust and we ask you respect the landowner’s wishes by not taking your dog on this land.