Powis Castle

Powis Castle is a privately owned house which is under the care of the National Trust and opened to the public with many private artefacts on show within. Unfortunately photography within the four walls is strictly forbidden which sort of makes the visit less worthwhile. It  is a medieval castle or grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys, Wales.


The seat of the Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its extensive, attractive formal gardens, terraces, parkland, deer park and landscaped estate which are obviously looked after with a lot of attention and love. Princess Victoria (later Queen Victoria) visited the castle as a child when her mother took her to tour England and Wales in 1832.


Within the house the artefacts are many from many years, but I was taken by the amount of items from the first World War, especially the remade cards showing the soldiers on the front line. I was hoping to buy a copy from the shop but again no such luck.

I did not like the taxidermy that was downstairs in huge amounts. I know some of the birds are now endangered species and this show of wealth, if that is what it is supposed to be, was just damn ugly.