The world-famous garden, overhung with enormous clipped yews, shelters tender plants and sumptuous herbaceous borders. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues, an orangery and an aviary on the terraces. In the 18th century an informal woodland wilderness was created on the opposite ridge. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built c.1200, began life as a fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys and commands magnificent views toward England. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family, each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum. Edward, the son of Robert Clive, the conqueror of India, married Lady Henrietta Herbert in 1784, uniting the Powis and Clive estates. The 19th-century State Coach and Livery, the finest in the ownership of the National Trust, is on display in the coach house.
Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden. Built by Welsh princes and now home to the Earls of Powis
World famous garden with Italianate terraces. Powis Castle has one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales. There is a beautiful collection of treasures from India displayed in the Clive Museum.
Gift Aid: ¬£9.90, child ¬£4.95, family ¬£24.75. Groups ¬£8.90. Standard: ¬£9, child ¬£4.50, family ¬£22.50. Garden only (Gift Aid): ¬£6.90, child ¬£3.45, family ¬£17.25. Groups ¬£5.90. Garden only (standard): ¬£6.26, child ¬£3.12, family ¬£15.67.
Arriva 71 Oswestry‚ÄďWelshpool; 75 Shrewsbury‚ÄďLlanidloes, alight High Street, 1ml.
1ml S of Welshpool; pedestrian access from High Street (A490); vehicle route signed from main road to Newtown (A483); enter by first drive gate on right
Welshpool 1¬ľml from town on footpath
All visitors (inc. NT members) need to obtain a ticket from visitor reception in the main car park on arrival. A timed ticket system for the castle may be in operation. Please note: dogs not allowed at the property or deer park.
Baby-changing and feeding facilities. Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan.
Licensed restaurant. Serves home-made seasonal menu with fresh local ingredients. Children's menu. Garden tea-room.
Museum internal and external photos (1)
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Suitable for school groups. Children's quiz/trail