Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Powderham Castle is situated on the outskirts of Exeter and it is a gem of a castle which is well worth visiting. It has been the Courtenay family home for over 600 years.

Things to do at Powderham Castle

When you arrive you can book yourselves on one of their guided tours. There are usually 2 daily tours which take place three times a day (staterooms tour and upstairs-downstairs). You are not allowed to take photos inside the castle. Both tours take around an hour and it’s recommended to visit early on in the day before it gets too busy. You can only look around the castle by booking one of their tours.

Other things to see include the old riding school which is now used for events, and other activities including watching a woodcarver at work. Inside the walled garden, you will find a pet corner and a play area. There is a zip wire, a play fort and lots of farm-type animals,.

If you want to walk for longer you can take a walk to the American garden or hike up the hill to the Belvedere tower. Tractor and trailer tours take place twice a day and take through their deer park and up to the tower. Powderham Castle hosts a lot of events, so do check their website before you leave home.

Important Information Powderham Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is a restaurant and cafe at the castle selling hot and cold food and drinks. There is also a small kiosk by the play area. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

A castle with guided tours, walled gardens with animals, and a play area. Tractor and trailer rides and grounds to explore. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

Prices range from £11-13 online in advance per person. Children under 4 are free.
Prices are subject to change.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Powderham Castle is open from the last week in March until early November. Please note they are shut every Saturday for weddings. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted on a lead, except for in the deer park and walled garden.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

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