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Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool

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Ancient castle walls towering over world-renowned gardens set the stage for a visit to Powis Castle and Garden. In addition to a vast collection of artifacts from India housed in the Clive Museum, the estate highlights cultivated, formal gardens influenced by Italian and French styles. A wooded ridge just opposite the castle hides sculpture among the great oaks and rhododendrons. The grounds offer organized treasure hunts for children and croquet on the games lawn for adults. You’re welcome to explore the medieval deer park, however, any pets must be left at home. To visit Powis Castle and Garden on your trip to Welshpool, use our Welshpool day trip planning site .
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  • Powis castle has lots to do. Inside, it is really interesting and when we went there was lots to do with WW1, including the trench. The gardens are extensive and there was lots to do with WW1 as well....  more »
  • We've been through welshpool many times but never been to the castle. As the weather was nice and we had some time we decided to visit Was quite impressed and the gardens were very nice. Lots of open ...  more »
  • Never been before, but this place is gorgeous, the castle and its history is amazing and then we went round the gardens which are just stunning, we loved the peacock family just wandering around witho...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens. Best if you are more able as quite a gradient to climb, but worth the effort. We returned to enjoy the building. Staff were really informative and helpful. There is a 2nd hand book area and the usual plant sale. Worth a visit.
  • ⭐ Faultless ⭐ Magnificent castle. Breathtaking grounds. Wonderful volunteers; absolute mines of information. Lovely activities for kids. Accommodates marvellously for those with mobility issues/prams/special requirements. True to how the last owners wanted the place to look & feel. Everything one could expect of a National Trust site. Do not miss 👏
  • Another fantastic family visit! World class gardens and a beautiful house make this place somewhere I can visit again and again and never tire of it. There is always something to see in the gardens from the Autumn leaves to the Spring bulbs and stunning summer dhalias. Every room in the house sings of its history and life over the centuries. The only negative is that the cafe is a tad expensive.
  • Magnificent buildings to explore. Beautiful gardens and scenery. Great day out for those with plenty of energy. Restaurant and coffee shop reasonably priced. Need a fat wallet in the gift shop though! Nice to see the peacocks roaming freely.
  • I've been to a lot of national trust places, but this place is FANTASTIC. Inside of the castle was superb. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. But as soon as you see the castle from a distance, wow. The views were unbelievable and this place is vast. From a rainy Birmingham to a sunny Wales... Great.

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