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Powderham Castle

Powderham, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Tel: 01626 890243

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 725 reviews725 reviews
Powderham Castle


There is so much to see and do at Powderham Castle you will be pushed to fit it all in to one day, but don’t worry as you can come back within 7 days for FREE*

Entertaining guided tours inside the Castle take you through secret doors and even across a haunted landing! Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made. Children can earn themselves a Powderham medal on our nature trail, get stuck in to arts and crafts in the Nature Nook and even plant a seed to take home in our Potting Shed. There is always a treasure trail to follow.

Visit the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, home to our friendly pets and adventure play castle, get close to the deer on a deer park safari (available daily in the school holidays) or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

We have lots of events throughout the season and our famous themed weeks in the school holidays – where children can meet our very own Capt Jack Sparrow and even the Mad Hatter!

*Please note small extra charge applies to re-take the themed activity.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.50 per ticket
Children£9.50 per ticket
Family (2adults+3children)£32.50 per ticket
Senior£10.50 per ticket
Under 4'sFree

Family = 2 adults plus 3 children over 4 years of age


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Patricia W
    South West England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent Roast Sunday Lunch, all staff polite and very helpful, very impressed.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th February 2018
    We popped in for Sunday Lunch, had the roast pork. The meal was very well presented and was excellent, full of taste. Many thanks to the chef. All the staff were very polite and helpful, and really... Read full review
  • John F
    Trip Type:
    Missing the mark
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 3rd February 2018
    This place looks totally awesome and I certainly cannot refute the location or indeed the building. I have been here a few times now for various events such as Halloween.. The cost to get in is... Read full review
  • Normandy1983
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely House and Grounds
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd January 2018
    A great place to go with adults and children. Plenty of room to run around. The grounds are lovely and the house is beautiful. Read full review


Road Directions

Nearest major road is A379. Follow B/W signs on A379 Exeter to Dawlish Road.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Starcross station. Follow A379 to castle gates in Kenton.



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Garden Centre
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Area for musician/band
  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Groups Accepted
  • Lawn area for marquee

Key Features

  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Min group size - 15
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Weddings


  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Tour guides
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tearooms seating 25 max with an overflow of 25 in Coach House, also outdoor seating for 30.Serving cream teas, snacks and homemade lunches. Restaurant at the Country Store within the grounds with outdoor seating area.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • Free car parking
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

2017 Opening (1 Apr 2017 - 27 Oct 2017)

* Open 1st April - 27th October 2017
Sunday to Friday - 11am - 4.30pm
First guided tour at 11.15am. Last guided tour at 3.30pm except holidays. On Fridays at 2.30pm.
Free Flow Daily 3.45 - 5.00 during summer holidays
Free return visit within 7 days

The castle sometimes closes for private functions, please call or check the website before making a special journey.

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