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. 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 are looking forward to welcoming you to the places we care for across Wales. We will continue to follow the latest Welsh Government regulations and should they change will act accordingly.  Please check the relevant individual property webpage for the latest information when planning your visit. 

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

We ask everyone to follow Welsh Government guidance when they visit. To help keep everyone safe, face masks are still required indoors.

What's open?

  • Due to ongoing maintenance work some areas and facilities may be unavailable at times and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • The Garden is open daily 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm).
  • Dogs on short leads are welcome in the garden from November-February (assistance dogs only in the garden from March-October).
  • The Castle and Clive Museum are currently closed.
  • The Clive Museum will re-open on 19 February and the Castle will re-open on 1 March.
  • The Courtyard Cafe is open 10am-4pm, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and light bites to sit in and take away. 
  • The Courtyard Shop is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities are available at the Garden Entrance and in the Formal Garden. A parent and baby room is also available in the Courtyard. These are sanitised regularly by our facilities team.

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.