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 Castles of Wales - Powis Castle


Location
Welshpool, Powys, Wales


Other Castles in the Area
  Clun Castle, Shropshire
  Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
  Dolforwyn Castle, Powys





Dolforwyn Castle
Powis is a Medieval castle rising dramatically above a celebrated garden overhung with enormous clipped yews. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built c.1200, began life as a fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys and commands magnificent views toward England. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family, each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum. Edward, the son of Robert Clive, the conqueror of India, married Lady Henrietta Herbert in 1784, uniting the Powis & Clive Estates.

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Dolforwyn Castle
Powis Castle. Originally built in c12 by Welsh Princes, subsequently adapted and embellished by generations of Herberts and Clives, Powis castle is perched high on a rock.

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Dolforwyn Castle
Powis Castle and terraced gardens

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