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.
March - August. High season (summer) 11-5:30, off season (spring and autumn) 11-4:30.Other months, open by arrangement only.
- 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)
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
Ample parking available at foot of Powderham Castle. 15 minute uphill walk from car park to tower.
- Wheelchair access: No
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes