Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England’s oldest family homes. Sir Philip Courtenay began building it in 1391 and it has remained in the same family to this day, currently home to the 19th Earl & Countess of Devon. The magical setting and convenient location makes it the perfect venue for all manner of events including weddings and business functions and now of course, Let’s Rock Exeter! For locals and visitors to Devon it is a ‘must see’ and with its many attractions – a wonderful family day out!
How do I get to Powderham Castle by car/public transport?
There is a direct service from Exeter St David’s to Starcross. Powderham Castle is less than 2 miles from Starcross You have the option of catching the bus from here. It would take about 30 minutes to walk.
From the South Leave the A38 at the ‘Wobbly Wheel Junction’ and merge onto the A379 (signposted Dawlish). At the Marsh Barton Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A379 then at the Matford Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A379 and follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs. The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton.
From the North Leave the M5 at junction 30 and proceed towards Exeter joining the A379. At the Matford Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish then follow the Powderham Castle brown tourist signs.
The Castle entrance is on the left-hand side as you are leaving the village of Kenton. Please note if you have a SATNAV it may direct you around the back of Powderham. Make sure you stay on the A379.
By Shuttle Bus
Please see the shuttle bus page!
There is a ferry service from Exmouth to Starcross. Please check with the operator for details.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking on site for anyone attending Let’s Rock Exeter! As you approach Powderham Castle, please follow the yellow signs for parking. Marshalls will show you to your own Parking space.