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- Historic family home to the Earl of Devon.
Powderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park setting on the banks of the Exe Estuary, just a stone's throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter.
Powderham was built between 1390 and 1420 by Sir Philip Courtenay. The Castle remains in the hands of his descendant, the Earl of Devon. It was extensively altered in both the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably by James Wyatt in the 1790s. The Courtenay family have been welcoming visitors to the Castle since 1959, and over the years in excess of a million people have been through the doors.
Very little of the Castle itself has changed since those early days, but there are now many more attractions in the grounds for visitors of all ages to enjoy. There is also a collection of paintings and family portraits by many famous artists and a 14ft high Stumbels Clock.
In the castle gardens looking towards the estuary, herons and birds of prey are frequently sighted.