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We will be re-opening for Christmas Visits - but until then the visitor attraction is closed.

For more information visit our What's On page. 

The ground floor of the Castle is accessible to wheelchair users and electric scooters. A wheelchair is available for loan, whilst in the Castle only. The tractor/trailer has a ramp and the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner is accessible, although there are some steep slopes. The Courtenay cafe is also accessible. Disabled parking is available and there is an accessible toilet under the viaduct. 

We have a free car park, which is located down the main drive, over the bridge and on your left.

Disabled parking is also available in the courtyard.

Yes, please visit our Group page.

A reduced rate is offered to groups of 15 or more.

You can take as many photographs as you like outside, but photography is not allowed inside the Castle.

We have two unique guided tours available with our brilliant guides, but we also run daily Open House sessions for those who wish to wander the Castle at their own pace!

 

Our Upstairs tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, and our State Room tour lasts just over an hour. 

We have our Courtenay cafe, in the courtyard which is open from 11am until 4:30pm.

Alternatively you could picnic in the grounds.

Powderham Castle has been privately owned by the Courtenay family since 1391, so we are not a National Trust property. We do, however, offer several other discounts for English Heritage members, Historic Houses, Royal Oak and more. Please see our ticket and prices page to see our current promotions for 2020.

Christmas at the Castle

Yes!! We have a fantastic range of food traders who will be with us throughout December. Serving food from Gourmet Mac and Cheese, Hotdogs, Greek, Morrocan, Crepes and of course mince pies! 

Of course! Dogs are more than welcome to come along, as long as they are on a lead.

These are our opening hours, you can come anytime between them. 

For the best experience of the lights we suggest coming after 4.30pm when it's dark. Our busiest time is 4 - 5pm, so please try to come later than this to avoid queuing. 

After our first tickets sold out we added a later slot. 

You can arrive anytime from 7pm onwards. 

This helps us manage queues and the car parking. 

As the illuminated walks crosses over grass and agricultural tracks, plus given the wet weather, it's likely shoes will get muddy. 

We strongly reccomend wearing appropraite footwear, wrapping up warm and bringing waterproof clothing if you can! 

We will utilise the Castle Car Park first of all, once this is full we will be using the Country Stores Car Park at the top of the drive. We have stewards on hand to provide directions on arrival. 

We also have parking spaces for blue badge holders in the Castle Car Park. 

The Car Parking is busiest between 4:30pm - 5:30pm and therefore if you can come outside of this window it will help minimise queuing. 

Please follow the directions of the stewards as this helps us make sure everyone is parked safely. 

** Please note that during the lockdown period, the light trail will be going ahead in line with outdoor recreation regulations. Therefore, activities and refreshments will be limited. 

Please be assured that measures will be in place to ensure that visitor numbers are controlled and social distancing is in place at all times. ** 

 

We will be closely monitoring the number of people who are on site at any one time to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. We are working to a covid compliant capacity, which takes into account any tickets which were sold without a date. A one way system will also be in place.

The event is outdoors, and in our Old Riding School which is an enormous barn with plenty of social distancing space and fresh air! 

Hand sanitiser will be available on arrival and around the event for your use. Masks will be required to be worn when inside the Christmas barn.

In the Grotto, Father Christmas will be safely distanced from you and your family and the area will be cleaned between families. 

The event will be fully risk assessed in consultation with Teignbridge District Council to ensure your safety. 

The Powderham Castle team will be on hand all day in case you have any worries or concerns. 

If you have a Covid-19 related concern which we haven't answered here please email us at [email protected] and one of the team will be able to help you.

Please note whilst the majority of the light trail is wheelchair accessible, there are some steps. If you need assistance please ask one of our stewards.

If we are unable to run the event due to Coronavirus guideline changes, you will get a full refund for your tickets. This will be done automatically. 

 

** Please note that during the lockdown period, the light trail will be going ahead in line with outdoor recreation regulations. Therefore, activities and refreshments will be limited. 

Please be assured that measures will be in place to ensure that visitor numbers are controlled and social distancing is in place at all times. ** 

This event is separate from our normal season opening so will not come under our annual pass. However your usual discounts on site will apply. 

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