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Powderham Castle

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There is so much to see and do at Powderham Castle you will be pushed to fit it all in to one day, but don’t worry as you can come back on another day for FREE*

Entertaining guided tours inside the Castle take you through secret doors and even across a haunted landing! Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made.

Take prt in our nature trail, visit the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, home to our friendly pets and adventure play castle, get close to the deer on a deer park safari or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views.

Don't miss our family fun in the school holidays!

*Children can take part in another themed session on a Free Return ticket for only £3.00

Dog Friendly You are very welcome to bring your dog with you to Powderham Castle on a lead.
Dogs may access all areas except the Deer Park and the Walled Garden.
Owners are simply asked to kindly clear up after their dog, using the dog waste bins provided.
Dog Admission is £1. Guide dogs are welcome

Open from 25th March to 26th October 2018

Sunday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Last guided tour 1hr before closing and at 2.30pm on Fridays. 

Tel: 01626 890 243 or email [email protected] or visit

Location Map



By Car:
From the South
Leave the A38 at the 'Wobbly Wheel Junction' and merge onto the A379 (signposted Dawlish)
At the Marsh Barton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A379 then at the Matford Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A379 and follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs.
The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.

From the North
Leave the M5 at junction 30 and proceed towards Exeter joining the A379. At the Matford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish then follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.

Please note if you have a SATNAV it may direct you around the back of Powderham. Make sure you stay on the A379.

By Bus:
Take the No 2 Stagecoach bus from Exeter/Newton Abbot/Torquay. The bus stop is right outside the entrance at the top of the drive.

By Rail:
There is a direct service from Exeter St David’s to Starcross. Powderham Castle is less than 2 miles from Starcross You have the option of catching the bus or a taxi from here. It would take about 30minutes to walk.

By Boat:
There is ferry from Exmouth to Starcross that runs 7 days a week during the season (April to October). Please contact Exe to Sea cruises for exact times and dates. or 01626 774770

By Bicycle:
The National Route 2 cycle path runs from Exeter to Turf Locks, along the canal and western side of the Exe estuary. The car-free trail carries on to Powderham church. To get to the Castle you need to continue along the estuary road straight ahead (do not turn right to the church). You will see the Castle on the right hand side and the estuary/railway line to your left. Before you reach the junction you will find the permissive footpath/cycle path at Starcross Lodge. This will take you to the Country Store and down the drive to the Castle. Please note this is not a through-route.

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  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Car Parking
  • Licensed Bar
  • Shopping
  • Group Bookings
  • Educational Visits
  • Coaches Accepted Off Road

Powderham Castle
Exeter EX6 8JQ

01626 890 243

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Bus routes
Stagecoach South West

Bus number Hop2

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