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.
Daily: 1 April to 31 July 2017.
- 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 http://www.exe2sea.co.uk for times or tel: 01626 774770
Ample parking at foot of Powderham Castle. 15 minute uphill walk from car park to tower.
- Wheelchair access: No
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes