Powis Castle is one of my favorite places I have ever visited in the UK, and so I’ve done it twice already. Allow yourself at least half a day for visiting, but, if in summer, I suggest reserving an entire day.
They have a place to eat and facilities, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Just enjoy visiting the castle and the gardens.
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Powis Castle and Garden in Wales
- Address: Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool SY21 8RF
Visiting Hours: 10.00 to 17.00
- Phone: 01938 551944
- Dogs are allowed in the garden from 4 September to 28 February. Assistance dogs are allowed all year round.
- Free Parking
- Two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points
- Toilets outside the garden entrance and in the Formal Garden. Baby changing facilities available.
- Second-hand bookshop. Donations welcome.
- The Garden Coffee Shop is located in the Formal Garden. It is open from April to September.
This can change in time, so for the best updates visit the National Trust official website.
It is worth visiting and it will take about two hours to admire the architecture, the richness and opulence from the palace. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures inside.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit also a small museum. From weapons and armor to amazingly crafted chess game pieces, it is worth every minute.
I suggest you start the day by visiting first the inside of the castle and the museum and leave the rest of the time for the gardens. By doing so, you’ll be ready to start with the gardens around 12.00. Which is a perfect time for an afternoon snack, isn’t it?
Powis Castle Gardens
Although the castle is interesting to visit, my favorites are the gardens. I was never attracted to opulence but to nature and life. This is what the Powis Gardens offer in abundance.
By the way, for this trip, I have used my best (a bit outdated) camera, the A7RII from Sony with a 24-240mm lens. If you like the quality of the images, you can read the review for the camera by clicking the blue link.
The plants on the walls at Powis Castle include roses, pomegranates, buddleias, and other rare sub-tropical ones. You will also see some of the finest huge 300-year-old yew hedges.
They take good care of the garden at all times. The evergreen fences are always cut to perfection, and the cleanliness of the place is exemplary.
The garden gate is amazingly crafted, with perfect symmetry. It is beautifully framed by lavish herbaceous borders full of fragrant flowers.
The grass is cut to perfection, and there are a lot of fruit trees, especially apple trees.
There are a lot of climbing roses in the Powis Castle gardens, and some of them are from David Austin, which is the most known breeder of English Roses. Just a month ago I was visiting the David Austin Gardens. If you are prepared to be amazed, just click the blue link to read the post 🙂
The baroque gardens start filling with color in March. First are magnolias with white and pink, but the most impressive is the vast yellow sea of the daffodil paddock.
Still, I suggest visiting the location starting in early June, for the best color and fragrance.
Visiting the Powis Castle and Gardens is totally worthing, and I suggest doing it in the summertime and reserving a whole day for the trip. There is no stress due to all available facilities, including walking with dogs, toilets with changing babies facilities, and the location is also wheelchair friendly.
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