A fortified manor house with a colourful past.

Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ

Powderham Castle in Devon in late Summer
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Frances-Garnham-Award_winner-2021Powderham Castle has been our family home for over 600 years. It was built by Sir Philip Courtenay in the 14th century and, despite many alterations and additions to adapt the Castle to changing times, Philip and his many descendants would undoubtedly still recognise it today.

It is an honour to live in these beautiful and historic surroundings, and it gives the us great pleasure to share it with many visitors each year.

There is so much to see, enjoy and appreciate that we cannot take full value from it ourselves. Nor, frankly, could we afford to maintain it without the help and support of our visitors. You are therefore doubly welcome.

Your visit makes a contribution to our shared heritage and we hope that, following your visit, you will leave with fond memories and affection for our home and its many treasured stories.

Opening Times


April to October annually, Sundays to Fridays (closed Saturdays), 10am to 5pm.

On Thursdays and Sundays, the Castle will open from 10am – 11am for ‘Quiet Hour’, for visitors who would prefer to visit the Castle in a less bright and calmer environment.

Castle & grounds: Sundays – Fridays

Castle 11am – 4pm, Grounds 10am – 4pm, The Secret Garden 10am – 4pm, The Courtyard Cafe 10am – 4pm

Restaurants & Shopping

Powderham Farm Shop: 9am – 5pm

Powderham Forge Independent opening hours

Please note, the Castle and Grounds will be closed on the following dates:

4th March, 28th & 29th April, 3rd July, 15th – 17th July, 22nd August – 10th September, 29th September – 2nd October.

On the following dates, only the grounds will be open: 1st July

The Music Room will be closed on the following dates: 18th March – Music Room only closed.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult £12.95

Senior £11.95

Child £10.95

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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