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Built in the 13th century as a medieval fortress, the castle and garden you see today reflect the changing ambitions and visions of the Herbert family, who occupied the castle from the 1570s. Furnished with decorative fabrics, world-class paintings, furniture, tapestries, and the unique Clive Collection of South Asian objects, the interior reflects the Elizabethan period through to the Edwardian period. 

With views across the Severn Valley, the world-famous garden retains many of its original features, including 17th century Italianate terraces lined with vibrant herbaceous borders and 30ft clipped yew trees, an Edwardian 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 11am - 4pm, with last admission at 3.30pm.

NB - there is essential ongoing conservation and maintenance work.

Address - Powis Castle, 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 bus - services from Oswestry to Welshpool and Shrewsbury to Llanidloes. On both alight High Street. 1 mile walk from Park Lane, off Broad Street in Welshpool. Access from High Street (A490).

Step-free route around garden, steep slopes and unfenced terraces. No step-free access to castle and Clive Museum.

Free parking.

No booking required.



Event times

Day Times
Sat 14 Sep 2024
10:00 - 17:00