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The Belvedere, Powderham Castle

The Belvedere, Powderham Castle, Kenton, Devon EX6 8JQ View on map

Grade II* listed pseudo medieval gothic tower built 1717 - 1774 in the deer park of Powderham Castle, modelled on the Shrub Hill Belvedere at Windsor. With scenic views of the Exe estuary it became a romantic object in its own right and subject to watercolours by Swete in 1799 and various engravings. Converted into two-storey accommodation between 1835 and 1839 and used as an estate cottage until the mid 20th century. It was later gutted by two fires in the post-war era.


Opening Arrangements

Daily: 1 April to 31 July 2017.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £11.50 / £8.50 (grounds only) Subject to change, please check website.
  • Child: £9.50 / £6.50 (grounds only) Subject to change, please check website.
  • Other Charges: Senior £10.50, Family £32.50. Senior £7.50, family £23.50 (grounds only) Under 4s free (including guided tour) Subject to change, please check website.


6 miles SW of Exeter, 4 miles from M5 junction 30, access from A379 in Kenton Village. Rail: Starcross station (2 miles). Bus: No 2 stops outside the castle. Ferry: Exeter to Starcross runs April - October see for times or tel: 01626 774770

Parking Spaces


Ample parking at foot of Powderham Castle. 15 minute uphill walk from car park to tower.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes