Built in the 13th century as a medieval fortress, the paradise you see today reflects the changing ambitions of the Herbert family, who occupied the castle from the 1570s. Each generation enlisted artists to grow their collection of paintings, sculptures, and tapestries.
Powis is home to one of the UK’s most significant collections of South Asian objects, displayed in the Clive Museum.
With views across the Severn Valley, the world-famous garden retains many of its original features, including 17th century Italianate terraces, a formal garden with century-old apple trees and rose beds, and a peaceful woodland area.
Free admission to Powis Castle and Garden.
Gardens open 10am - 5pm, with last admission at 4.30pm.
The castle is open from 12pm - 4pm, with last admission at 3.30pm.
Address - Powis Castle and Garden, Red Lane, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF.
Directions - by road - signed from main road to Newtown (A483); enter by first drive gate on right. Sat Nav: Postcode misdirects. Please search Powis Castle and Garden or follow the brown oakleaf signs instead.
On foot - 1 mile walk from Park Lane, off Broad Street in Welshpool. Access from High Street (A490).
By train - alight at Welshpool. 1 mile walk from Park Lane.
By bus - services from Oswestry to Welshpool and Shrewsbury to Llanidloes. On both alight High Street. 1 mile walk from Park Lane.