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Powderham Castle, Exeter

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#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Exeter
Built in 1391 by Sir Philip Courtenary, Powderham Castle is the home of his descendants, the 18th Earl and Countess of Devon. The family’s involvement in history, from the War of the Roses to the Civil War, ensures that you’ll find enough here to keep you busy for hours. To visit the castle, you must take a guided tour. On nice days, take a tractor tour of the grounds to see wildlife and the estuary. Enjoy the other attractions on the estate, including a forge, cafe, playgrounds, and nature trails. At the Powderham Country Store, buy a range of goods from fresh produce to textiles, all made on the castle grounds. Plan trip to Exeter with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Have visited many times before. Took a couple of friends along this time. They have changed the tours and we must say that they are very good. One tour visits the State rooms and the other relates to ...  more »
  • 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 se...  more »
  • 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 always...  more »
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  • We spent a decent couple of hours there with the kids. They no longer do family tickets, so it's quite expensive for what it is. Our girls got bored because it's not really a castle and they couldn't explore freely (you have to go on the tour and learning about antique bookcases didn't win them over). Seeing the animals was great (no opportunity to feed them though) and the staff were lovely. A really nice lady took us round.
  • Great grounds and you could say it's smaller than other big houses or castles but is really nice and tours obviously cost more money but that normal. Staff friendly and enthusiastic and good day all round besides if it's raining as you'd need cloudy weather at least to be safe walking around outside and not getting wet. It's in England though so hats what happens.
  • Dog friendly - we took our dog on the castle tours and in the cafe - where else can you do that? Excellent guides explained the history of the castle and the family who live there. A great day out!
  • Went to toby garden festival in the grounds. Very good. Some stalls inside castle so saw a bit of it. Will go back for proper look around.
  • Powderham Castle are open everyday except for Saturday. In the summer Powederham Castle is amazing as there are plenty of cycle routes going from Exeter to the castle. Even in the winter it's a great place to visit. There is also a very beautiful farm shop close to the main entrance. It's well worth a visit.
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