View to the estuary from the Rose Garden
How to find us
There are a number of ways to get to Powderham Castle by all means of transport.
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.
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.
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.
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. www.exe2sea.co.uk or 01626 774770
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.