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Powderham Castle, Exeter

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    As a family with a 9 yr old and a 12 yr old we had a lovely day out exploring the grounds, engaging with Robin Hood and a great tour of the house.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Cost Β£32.50 for a family and that included the fairy walk and free return within 7 days which we would have done but the holiday just ran away with us We came with our 2small children lots to do for t...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    a great place for a day out. great tour. by a very good guide.good gardens, and a great park with its own deer herd.  more »
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  • Lovely scones yum yum! πŸ˜‹ Food was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. But why we come here every year? It's because on the wonderful Alice in Wonderland and Pirates interactive show for the kids. It's always sunny and we love to go round on the sightseeing train and watching all the happy deer. πŸŒ³πŸ‚ the castle is beautiful and we love the play parks and little farm with my favourite 🐎 horses. I was allowed to help put the chickens 🐀 and guinea pigs back in the cage 😁 and look after the lovely horses and naughty goats. πŸ‚ It was so relaxing we could just sleep. Even the pig was snoring! πŸ–πŸ› I love Powderham Castle! 5/5. πŸ’–πŸŒΉImogenπŸŒΉπŸ’–
  • Great few hrs at Powderham Castle. Family outing with some lovely walks. The play and animal area is great for the kiddies with a fun mini zip wire. Lovely day x very clean with plenty of rest areas.
  • Our guide Bridget gave us a wonderful tour around this lovely stately home. Her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for Powderham made it a most enjoyable outing. Such a lovely building in such a beautiful setting
  • Excellent guided tour of the castle. Nice to see one that has been well kept and is still a home. Half price for national trust helped too.
  • Friendly and helpful staff. We had a cream tea at the castle. Very good

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Quayside lodging provides access to restaurants and pubs with a hip, urban vibe. Exeter's city center is dotted with both boutique hotels and hotel chains that are near shopping and museums. Consider a B&B near the Exeter Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic stay close to the city's main architectural attraction.
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