Powderham Castle

    Powderham Castle, near Exeter

    Vicky Sartain

    Set in a large deer park beside the Exe estuary, this attractive fortified mansion was built by the Courtenays between 1390-1490. Severely damaged in the Civil War, the house was restored by a rebuilding programme which ran through to the 19th century. It now houses Georgian interiors, house paintings (by Cosway, Reynolds and Kneller), furniture and objets d’art of the Earls of Devon. Regular guided tours offer a fascinating walk through the Castle’s majestic rooms, where you can admire the most amazing architecture, hear some remarkable stories and learn about the family history.

    Gardens and deer park overlooking the River Exe; Victorian gardens with old fashioned roses; an 18th-century woodland backdrop to the castle.

    This property offers free access to Historic Houses Association Friends and Members during normal opening hours – please check opening times.

    For more information about the Historic Houses Association visit www.hha.org.uk

    Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ

    Tel: 01626 890 243



    History of Exeter. Credit: Creative Commons


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