If you’re a fan of castles and want to visit one that’s both stunning and a bit off the beaten path, Powis Castle in Montgomeryshire should be on your list. This castle features turrets, battlements, secret passages, and a riotous range of color.
Constructed in the 13th Century for the powerful lords of Powis this remains one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Wales. Inside you’ll find eleven bedrooms with fireplaces with Victorian interior decoration including opulent stained glass windows reflecting Welsh history and culture. Outside you can wander among formal gardens including a maze planted by Queen Elizabeth II as well as 34 acres of parkland including lakes which are home to around 400 waterfowl species.
Events at Powis Castle
Every year in November, Powys Castle becomes the center of an international gathering of Welsh bagpipe players, musicians and singers. The Eisteddfod is a very old tradition dating back to the 13th century. During the Eisteddfod you can see international and local prize-winning participants compete in a friendly spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.
The property also makes a wonderful setting for special events, like weddings. There’s an on-site wedding coordinator to take care of everything, from the dress to the cake and everything in between. Powis Castle offers a charming country hotel with 16 sumptuous guest rooms and suites all with four poster beds, fireplaces and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. In addition to hosting weddings, Powis is also a popular spot for medieval festivals as well as historical reenactments.
Visiting Powis Castle
Powys Castle is under the care of The National Trust, which means you won’t have to worry about stepping through massive crowds when visiting this historic attraction.
We’ll never get tired of castles or British castles in particular – especially when they’re as vibrant as Powis Castle. The color of the castle is a riotous combination of red, pink and all manner of colors. It’s just plain awesome.
If you’re looking for a castle to visit with the family on a trip to Wales, Powis Castle should be at the top of your list. Not only is it fun (there are secret passages and lots of nooks and crannies for kids to explore) but its location in Wales makes it easy to arrange day trips throughout this picturesque part of Britain.
For more information on visiting Powis Castle, you can call 01691 684400 or visit www.powiscastle.com.
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