Welcome to Powderham, the Home of Devon

Since 1391, a family home and community landmark. Discover over six centuries worth of stories.


Explore our Castle and Grounds, and discover over 600 years of history. 

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Family (2x adults + 2x children)£39.95
Historic Houses£0.00


Discover Powderham, for fun family days, cultural moments, adventures and mindful escapes. Powderham, on the banks of the River Exe and a short hop from the historic city of Exeter. Immerse yourself in over six centuries of history. Our stories embellish the history of the house, the country and the county through the lives of the Earls of Devon, and their families.

Visit Powderham, a day of discovery, exploration and learning.


By joining us as a member you are helping to preserve Powderham, one of Devon’s oldest, continuously lived in, family homes. Your membership means you can keep coming back to discover more of the stories from the past six centuries. Plus, explore acres of gardens, grounds and woodlands. There are trails, tours and themed events to enjoy, as we as access to our Secret Garden, with fort, playground, community allotment and animal encounters. You’ll also receive exclusive invitations to member-only activities throughout the year.


Powderham is one of the busiest green-field event sites in the South West. We’ve hosted the biggest celebrities in the world, the likes of Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, Coldplay and Little Mix. For the last 5 decades Powderham has opened the gates for Classic Car Shows, Family Adventure Festivals, Garden Festivals, Food Festivals, Dog Shows and Sporting Events… We love nothing more than crowds of smiling faces, and being that place that people are making memories.

Have a look at our What’s On pages to see what’s coming up in the months ahead, or get in touch with our events team if you’re looking for somewhere to host an event of your own.

What's On

27 February

Nordic Walking Groups

We are delighted to have the Exe Nordic Walking groups out and about in the Castle grounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The friendly groups enjoy connecting with nature through the changing seasons. […]

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2 March

Powderham Wedding Showcase

Save the date for our 2024 Wedding Showcase on Saturday, March 2nd and join us as we fill the castle and grounds with stunning wedding inspiration from unique suppliers, ranging […]

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15 March

Music in The Castle

The Wells Cathedral School Senior Jazz Combo are the school’s premier jazz musicians. All members of the group study at the school as Specialist Musicians, a course which is supported […]

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The Belvedere is the most fantastic spot, with stunning views overlooking the estuary. It makes a beautiful and dramatic backdrop"
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