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A Treasured Christmas at Powis Castle and Garden

Get into the festive spirit and see the 13th century castle sparkle as lights and decorations illuminate the State Rooms.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From Saturday 2 December to Sunday 31 December, see over-the-top Christmas trees, festive fireplaces and beautiful lights transform the 13th century castle into a magical experience.

Taking inspiration from the treasures that lie within, each State Room will transport you to a different part of the world or period. Venetian, Chinese, Elizabethan - there's something special to discover in every corner of the castle this Christmas.

To ensure everyone can enjoy all this wonderful season has to offer, the castle will be open until the later time of 7pm between 14 and 23 December. During these dates, enjoy a lighting display which illuminates the grand walls of the 13th century castle and capture that perfect picture as you enter the courtyard.

The castle decorations will still be on display on 24 December but will close at the usual time of 4pm.

This special site is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so the decorated castle will be open post-Christmas from 27 - 31 December.

Opening times for A Treasured Christmas:

- 12pm - 4pm, Saturday 2 to Wednesday 13 December

- 12pm - 7pm, Thursday 14 to Saturday 23 December

- 12pm - 4pm, Sunday 24 and Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 December

- No pre-booking is required but normal admission prices do apply.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children welcome, parental guidance suggested.

Meeting point

Please pay admission or show your membership card in the Welcome Cabin, located in the car park.

What to bring and wear

13th century castles are cold in winter. Wrap up warm for the weather.


The entrance to the castle is approximately 200 metres from the designated disabled parking area. There are 13 steps into the castle itself, with no ramp and no alternative access. Visitors able to climb these steps may use a wheelchair on the ground floor of the castle. The second floor is only accessible via a very narrow set of stairs.

Contact info

Powis Castle and Garden

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