POWIS CASTLE AND GARDEN
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The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces.
High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress. 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.
Note: all visitors (including members) need to obtain a ticket from visitor reception in the main car park on arrival.
Special interest tours:
A Garden for Europe
Celebrate this world-famous garden in the company of one of our specialist garden guides. Overhung with enormous clipped yews sheltering an array of rare and tender plants, the garden benefits from the most exquisite French and Italian design influences. Duration 2 hours .
The Castle and the Clive Museum
Spend an enlightening couple of hours in the company of our knowledgeable house manager looking in depth at the fine collection of paintings, sculpture and furniture in marvellous, medieval Powis Castle. You'll also be guided around the exquisite Indian art in the Clive Museum. Duration 2 hours.
Charges may apply, for more information please contact the property.