Powderham Castle - a jewel of Devon

Dating back to 1391, Powderham Castle is a truly outstanding historical gem of Devon. Though it was attacked in both the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War, its impressive architecture and picturesque grounds have remained relatively unscathed. Today, it serves as a popular tourist attraction and events venue, set in a tranquil deer park. Come to explore its acres of picturesque grounds, including several manicured gardens and intriguing historical halls and artefacts.

Dash over to Dartmoor

From Powderham Castle, you can be immersed in the famed natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park in under half an hour - and it's well worth the trip. This stunning part of the world is simply brimming with activites, from the rainforest atmosphere of the Buckfast Butterfly Farm - which also houses an adorable Otter Sanctuary - to the South Devon Railway, with its fascinating museum, gardens, riverside walk. Dartmoor is a sight to behold.

Take to the stands at Exeter Racecourse

Set in a beautiful location, surrounded by idyllic Devon countryside, Exeter Racecourse stands out as one of the most progressive tracks in the UK. Aside from the sheer excitement of the races, Exeter provides excellent facilities, great hospitality packages, and a friendly culture emphasising customer service. Whether you’re a racing fanatic or a newcomer, you’re sure to have a great day out at Exeter Racecourse.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Powderham Castle? Travelodge Exeter M5 Hotel is just over 20 minutes away by car, and Travelodge Oakhampton Whiddon Down Hotel can be reached within half an hour.