Powderham Castle

“Large estate alongside the River Exe” - VisitEngland Assessor


Exeter, Devon

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Set in a tranquil deer park along the Exe estuary. Built in 1391 by Sir Philip Courtenay, it has long been the family home of the Earl of Devon. There is a beautiful rose garden and spring walks through the woodland garden. Guided tours showcase the castle's intriguing history, majestic interiors and fine collection of treasures. Special events throughout the year.

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Powderham Castle
Kenton, EXETER, Devon, EX6 8JQ


About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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