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This site has the following component area(s):

Powis Castle, Formal and Fountain Gardens

Powis Castle, The Terraces

Powis Castle, Great Lawn and Wilderness


Brief description of site

The internationally renowned gardens at Powis Castle contain very fine and well-preserved late-17th-century to early-18th-century garden terraces, which include an aviary and orangery and contemporary lead sculpture from the van Nost studio.

The garden also has later historic elements, including 18th-century landscaping in the great lawn and wilderness by William Emes and the early 20th-century formal gardens and replanting on the terraces.

Brief history of site

Powis Castle gardens are associated with a medieval castle, which was transformed into a mansion from the 16th century onwards.

Location information:

Address: Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

Locality: Welshpool

Local Authorities:

Powys; Welshpool; Welshpool

Historical County: Montgomeryshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 126 Grid Ref: SJ 217064
Latitude: 52.6497 Longitude: -3.15881

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily between March and December.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: castle

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10.1

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