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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.

Contact

Opening Arrangements

March - August. High season (summer) 11-5:30, off season (spring and autumn) 11-4:30.Other months, open by arrangement only.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £11.00 (subject to change, please check website)
  • Child: £8.00 (subject to change, please check website)
  • Other Charges: Senior £10.00, family £32.00, under 4s free (includes guided tour) (subject to change, please check website)

Directions

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 www.exe2sea for times or tel: 01626 774770

Parking Spaces

150

Ample parking available 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