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. Book online and get a 10% discount on your tickets!

Senior (65 and over)£13.95
Under 5£0.00
Family (2x adults + 2x children)£39.95


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

21 June

Members Event – A taste of Tudor food, Hosting Henry VIII

In 1533 Henry and Gertrude Courtenay, close friends of Henry VIII, hosted the monarch for a banquet at their then family home of West Horsley Place in Surrey. Delve into […]

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23 June

Jousting & Medieval Day

To add to the enchantment of Powderham, we are delighted to announce our upcoming Jousting and Medieval Day on Sunday, 23rd June. Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of medieval […]

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29 June

Lets Rock

With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action-packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone […]

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