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Visit Powis Castle and Garden car-free

It’s easy to visit Powis Castle and Garden car-free.

The walk through the castle grounds starts at Welshpool High Street (20 mins). This is 10 minutes from the train station or light railway station.

Scenic train lines run to Welshpool from: Llanfair (15 mins), Aberystwyth (90 mins), Shrewsbury (20 mins), Wolverhampton (70 mins) and Birmingham New Street (90 mins).

Buses run to Welshpool from: Newtown (30 mins), Oswestry (45 mins) and Shrewsbury (50 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Find the best tickets for you in Wales and Powys.

Scenic Cambrian train lines run through Welshpool from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli.

A heritage light railway runs between Welshpool and Llanfair.

Bus T12 is a pretty journey from Montgomery, Oswestry, Wrexham and Machynlleth.

Cycle route National Route 81 goes to Welshpool from Shrewsbury. Plan your cycle route here.

Footpaths around the gardens are marked on the map. Montgomery Canal, Severn Way and Glyndwr’s Way go through Welshpool, but not Powis Castle.

Taxis can be booked ahead with Welshpool Taxis – 01938691532, Amber – 01938 556611 or Wrights – 01938 552531.

Find accessibility information for buses and trains and Powis Castle and Garden.

Discover more Powys offers and days out with Good Journey.

All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Powis Castle and Garden

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden. Built in the 13th century as a medieval fortress, the castle and garden you see today reflects the changing ambitions and visions of the Herbert family, who occupied the castle from the 1570s.

Furnished with decorative fabrics, world-class paintings, furniture, tapestries, and the unique Clive Collection of South Asian objects, the interior reflects the Elizabethan period through to the Edwardian period.

With views across the Severn Valley, the world-famous garden retains many of its original features including 17th century Italianate terraces lined with vibrant herbaceous borders and 30ft clipped yew trees, an Edwardian formal garden with century-old apple trees and rose beds, and a peaceful woodland area.

Courtyard Café serving lunches, light bites, snacks and cakes. Garden Coffee Shop offering snacks, cakes and ice cream. Courtyard Shop selling souvenirs, local products and National Trust favourites. Garden Shop with plant sales.

Second-hand bookshop.

For any queries about visiting contact Powis Castle and Garden on 01938551944 or

Address: Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF. Visit Website