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Powderham Castle

A stunning and historic architectural gem that has stood the test of time for over six centuries.

About Powderham Castle

Nestled amidst picturesque parkland and overlooking the tranquil waters of the River Exe, this magnificent castle boasts an impressive history. Originally built in the 14th century, Powderham has been the ancestral home of the Courtenay family for generations. Its striking red-brick exterior and grand turrets exude an aura of timeless elegance. Visitors to Powderham Castle can explore its richly adorned interiors, which house a treasure trove of art, furniture, and historical artifacts. The castle’s beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds provide a serene backdrop for leisurely strolls and picnics. With its captivating history, breathtaking surroundings, and cultural significance, Powderham Castle remains a must-visit destination for those seeking a glimpse into England’s past and the beauty of its architectural heritage.

Getting there

To get to Powderham Castle from Great Houndbeare Farm, it is recommended to go via car and is only a short 28 minute drive away. Follow Houndbeare lane and Oak road to B3180. Continue on B3180 for 13.9 miles. Turn left at Warborough Hill and you will arrive at your destination.

What to pack

When visiting Powderham Castle, it’s a good idea to pack a few essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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