As we edge closer to Christmas, households across the UK will be beginning to finalise their festive season plans. 

From winter wonderlands and light switch-on events to Christmas markets, there is so much to do over the festive season. 

But if you are looking for something a little bit different to do this Christmas, why not pay a visit to Powis Castle?

The extravagant National Trust castle, located in Welshpool, has been named by The Times as one of Seven of the UK’s most majestic stately homes to visit at Christmas. 

For those seeking inspiration for their own Christmas decorations, a family day out or a luxurious stay - Powis Castle offers something for everyone.

Powis Castle named one of the UK’s best stately homes to visit at Christmas

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

Price: Tickets from £7.50 for a child and £15 for an adult.

A stay at The Bothy - a gorgeous half-timbered cottage in the Powis Castle gardens - for six people costs £659 for two nights.

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5 (from 2187 reviews)

For more information, visit the National Trust website.

The Times said Christmas was the perfect time to visit Powis Castle's as its "extravagant looks" come into their own.

The Times said: "With a lavish interior covered in wood panelling and murals, Powis has extravagant looks that come into their own at Christmas.

"Taking inspiration from treasures within its collection, each state room is decked out to transport visitors to a different time or place — a metaphorical sleigh ride that takes in Elizabethan Wales and Venice in its heyday, via India, China and beyond.

"Kids will love spotting the felt mice, handmade by staff and volunteers, while from December 14-23 colourful projections will illuminate the castle’s 13th-century walls (adults £15, children £7.50, under-fives free).

"Stay close by at the Bothy, a gorgeous half-timbered building set within the magnificent gardens."

Vistors on Tripadvisor have described the castle and gardens as "glorious", "grand" and "well worth a visit".

One review read: "Really wow castle! Never been inside until now and it’s wow so much to look at and facisnating! Lovely gardens will be back in the summer when there’s less rain!"


Another visitor added: "We're into our 3rd year of NT (National Trust) membership and a visit to Powis Castle has definitely been one of the most memorable and pleasurable. Indeed a gem in the crown of Wales NT I would say.

"The castle and grounds are breathtaking for their setting and beauty. Although we visited on a very busy and hot Saturday, it didn't detract from a most enjoyable experience.

"Well worth a visit - take plenty of pictures because the castle and views are a joy!"