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Powis Castle and Garden

High on a rock above the terraces, Powis Castle, originally built c.1200, began life as a fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys and commands magnificent views towards England. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family – with each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.
The world-famous garden, overhung with enormous clipped yews, shelters tender plants and sumptuous herbaceous borders. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues, an orangery and an aviary on the terraces. In the 18th century an informal woodland wilderness was created on the opposite ridge.
 
A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum. Edward, the son of Robert Clive, the conqueror of India, married Lady Henrietta Herbert in 1784, uniting the Powis and Clive estates. The 19th-century State Coach and Livery, the finest in the ownership of the National Trust, is on display in the coach house. 
 
Facilities include a shop, plant sales and a licensed tea room.

Address:
Powis Castle and Garden
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 8RF
Wales, UK

Powis Castle and Garden Opening Times:
Garden 
17th – 31st March, 11.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 
1st April – 30th June, 11.00am – 6.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
1st July – 31st August, 11.00am – 6.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 
1st Septembe – 17th September, 11.00am – 6.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
20th September – 28th October, 11.00am – 4.30pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday

Castle/museum 
1st April – 30th June, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
1st July – 31st August, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 
1st September – 17th September, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
20th September – 28th October, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday

Restaurant/shop 
17th March – 31st March, 11.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 
1st April – 30th June, 11.00am – 5.30pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
1st July – 31st August, 11.00am – 5.30pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
1st September – 17th September, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
20th September – 28th October, 11.00am – 4.30pm, Monday and Thursday to Sunday 
3rd November – 16th December, 10.00am – 3.00pm  
   
Admission by timed ticked on busy days. Last admission 45 mins before closing

Powis Castle and Garden Admission:
Gift Aid
Adult £9.90
Child £4.95
Family £24.75
Groups £8.90

Standard
Adult £9.00
Child £4.50
Family £22.50

Garden only (Gift Aid)
Adult £6.90
Child £3.45
Family £17.25
Groups £5.90

Garden only (standard)
Adult £6.27
Child £3.13
Family £15.68

T  +44 (0)1938 551944 (Infoline)

   +44 (0)1938 551929

   +44 (0)1938 551928 (Shop)

   +44 (0)1938 551926 (Plant sales)

   +44 (0)1938 551927 (Restaurant)

F  +44 (0)1938 554336

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