Visitors are invited to explore the stunning Castle...
...and beautiful surroundings.
Our Welcome to You
Powderham Castle has been the home of my family for over 600 years. It was built by my ancestor, Sir Philip Courtenay in the 14th century, and, despite many alterations and additions, he and his many descendants would hopefully still recognise it today.
It is an honour to live in such beautiful and historic surroundings, and it gives the family great pleasure to share it with many visitors each year. There is so much to see, enjoy and appreciate that we could never take full value from it ourselves. Nor, frankly, could we afford to maintain it without their help and support.
You are therefore doubly welcome. Your visit makes a contribution to our shared heritage, and we hope that as a result you will grow to love and respect what is one of the oldest family homes in England.