Powderham Castle

Powderham, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Tel: 01626 890243

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Discover the magic of Powderham Castle and explore over 600 years of fascinating history in the family home of The Earl of Devon. Make the most of your visit with our UNLIMITED seven day free return on all full priced tickets.

Whether you’re viewing the historic Castle at your own leisure, or exploring our picturesque grounds and gardens – there is plenty to keep you and your entire family occupied all day. From highlights of the Powderham Collections, to our treasured Pets Corner and play area, or simply getting a glimpse of the fallow deer in the ancient Deer Park, Powderham promises an inspiring trip to all our visitors.

On the Castle tour you will see the many majestic rooms and hear fascinating stories about the Courtenay family as told by our knowledgeable and engaging guides. The tour lasts an hour and all of our guides adapt it to suit their audience, so it is an entertaining experience for all!

The State Room Tour guides guests through the gardens, the grange and the grandest rooms of the Castle – the public face of Powderham.  Visitors explore chronologically Powderham’s illustrious architectural history, from its medieval foundation, through Civil War sieges, Georgian, Rococo and Regency expansion, to its dramatic neo-Gothic culmination.  All of this via secret doors, long libraries and even a hidden ballroom.

The Upstairs/Downstairs Tour offers a different view – Powderham as a private home of the Courtenay family and their staff for over 600 years.  Charlie and AJ invite visitors into never-before-seen family bedrooms, and offer a host of intimate and personal insights, spooky stories, and winding staircases used for generations.

Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made. Visit the Secret Garden, Play Area & Pets Corner (home to our friendly Powderham pets and adventure play area (including our Courtenay Fort!). A donkey, goats, guinea pigs, chickens, sheep, and stick-insects, to name but a few, live here in a blissfully happy environment and enjoy the company of visitors, children and adults alike.

Head to our American Woodland Garden (open between 12th February – 1st September) to enjoy a scenic picnic and explore this haven of peaceful tranquillity, adorned with exotic trees and a gothic summerhouse/folly.

For a spot of lunch, have a bite from the Courtenay Café offering a range of light lunches, refreshments and delicious cream teas, as well as vegetarian and vegan options! We can seat up to 25 inside the Café with additional seating in the Coach House as well as outdoor seating so that visitors can enjoy the West Country sunshine!

And don’t miss our family fun in the school holidays – from Easter activities to spooky week at Halloween there’s something for all visitors during every season! With a Powderham membership you can enjoy unlimited admissions to the castle and grounds and activities every month just for members!

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Castle & Grounds£14.95 per ticket
Adult - Gardens & Grounds Only£9.95 per ticket
Child (5 - 16 years) - Gardens & Grounds Only£6.95 per ticket
Child (5 - 16 years) / Student / Concession (impaired enjoyment) - Castle & Grounds£10.95 per ticket
Family (2 + 2) Gardens & Grounds Only£24.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children) extra child £5.95 - Castle & Grounds£39.95 per ticket
Senior - Castle & Grounds£13.95 per ticket
Senior - Gardens & Grounds Only£8.95 per ticket
Under 5sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



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      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


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

      Attraction Facilities

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


      • 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

      Children & Infants

      • Facilities for children

      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

      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

      Parking & Transport

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

      Payment Methods

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

      Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

      Specialist Features

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

      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

      Venue Facilities

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

      Opening Times

      Powderham Castle (12 Feb 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)

      * Castle & grounds - Sunday to Friday (Closed on Saturdays)
      Castle 11am - 4:00pm (Last Entry 3:30pm)
      Grounds 10am – 5pm
      The Secret Garden 10am - 5pm
      The Courtyard Café 10am - 4pm

      Please see our website for closure dates.

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