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Powis Castle & Garden

Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

Powis Castle & Garden

Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF



Explore the Beautiful Powis Castle Garden

Powis Castle´s Garden is laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles. The garden retains its original lead statues, a sunken orangery, hanging gardens and an aviary on a series of spectacularly planted terraces. The fullness and sense of colour here are terrific. In the 18th century an informal woodland wilderness was created on the opposing ridge with fine views over the Severn Valley. On the valley floor are geometric formal gardens of fruit trees and bedding.

Powis Castle & Garden also has a Historic House:

Powis Castle & Garden (Historic House Section)

Powis Castle & Garden is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Britain's Finest Gardens - Celebrating Capability Brown by Dinah Hatch

"The medieval castle at Powys sits amongst some of the loveliest gardens in Wales – all laid out in stunning French and Italianate style. Visitors come from all over the world to see what is said to be one of the finest surviving examples of Baroque garden design. Go seek the long-ago forged lead dancing statues, the fleeting deer, smartly clipped yews and the elegant orangery on the terraces blasted from solid rock. Generations of the Herbert family have roamed these historic paths and meadows and their shape and look has changed to match the family’s fortunes. You can just imagine them gathered on the grassy terraces, which overlook the entire formal gardens as well as the Welsh hillsides, plotting their rise to power."

Information on Powis Castle & Garden , Welshpool

Opening Times: Garden: 1 Jan to 30 Mar. Daily 11:00-16:00, 1 Apr to 30 Sep, Daily 10:00-18:00, 1 Oct to 30 Dec, Daily 10:00-16:00. Closed 25 Dec. Please see NT website for Castle & Museum opening times.
Admission: NT Members Free. Adult £12.50, Child £6.25, Family £31.25
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: One mile south of Welshpool, signposted from the main road to Newtown (A483).
Facilities: Children's quiz and trail, giant games on the great lawn, Coaches welcome, Free parking, Limited disabled access, Plants for sale, gift shop, Restaurant, tearoom
Parkland / Woodland Acreage: 24

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