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Powis Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Greygeeza&Tike
N 52° 39.034 W 003° 09.696
30U E 489067 N 5833412
Quick Description: A medieval castle rising dramatically above a celebrated garden.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/11/2009 2:49:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM7DTD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 7

Long Description:
Originally built as a fortress for the Welsh Princes of Powys c. 1200 then remodelled over more than 400 years reflecting the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family.

Magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures and tapestries amongst the many treasures housed here. In addition there is a fascinating collection from India housed in the Clive Museum. Edward, son of Robert Clive, the conqueror of India, married Henrietta Herbert in 1784, uniting the Clive and Powis Estates.

The world-famous garden, influenced by Italian and French styles, retains it's original lead statues, an orangery and an aviary on the terraces.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Welshpool Powys SY21 8RF


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
See website for opening times and admission costs.


Web page: [Web Link]

References:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/


National Trust member: yes

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

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