Powis Castle - Medieval Castle in Wales

Powis Castle and Magnificent Gardens, Originally a Medieval Fortress in Powys, Wales - Tourist information, pictures and attractions

Powis castle located in Powys, Wales is famous around the world for its magnificent garden sheltering some of rarest plants in the world and its clipped yew trees. As well as being known for its attractive formal gardens, the castle and its grounds comprise of scenic parkland and deer park, peacocks! And terraces inspired by Italian and French styles.

Originally built around 1200 A.D, the castle was intended to be a medieval fortress on a rocky ridge overlooking the Severn Valley. The castle has been remodelled and enhanced by Herberts and Clives family over the last 400 years and now home to a vast collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and wonderful collection of treasures from India in its Clive Museum.

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Powis Castle Gardens

Powis Castle Terrace overlooking the GardensThe gardens of Powis Castle spread over 26 acres is one of the most iconic Baroque gardens in Britain displaying ultimate perfection in landscaping. The Yew trees that can be found nestled around the castle are some of the oldest and largest in Britain, trimmed to perfection and often providing umbrella like shelter with benches. The elevated location of the castle building over the gardens and steps leading down the garden level resemble very much like a scene from a fairy tale.

Alongside watching deer roaming around freely in deerpark, one can find magnificent peacocks wandering around the lawns and gardens.

The walk in the Powis Castle Garden and grounds

 

Total approximate distance - 4 miles (6.4km)
Estimated time required -2 hours
Approximate Ascent/gradient - 260ft (80m)
Difficulty Level – Easy
Type of Walk – Filed path, tarmac drive, canal tow path
Type of landscape – Parkland, country
Pet Friendliness – Dogs are not allowed in Powis Castle grounds to minimise disturbance to deer and birds

 

Powis Castle Facts

Built in - 1200 A.D Approx.
Residence of - Earl of Powis
Structure - Elevated overlooking formal gardens
Garden area - 26 Acres
Postcode - SY21 8RF
Nearest train station - Welshpool

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