The Drum Towers

Powis castle began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The drum towers that guard the entrance to Powis castle have survived from those medieval beginnings.

In 1587 the castle was sold to an English nobleman, Sir Edward Herbert. The castle is very much a family home and for more than 400 years has been remodelled to reflect the differing requirements of the Herbert family who, today still have an apartment at Powis.

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 5th 2012

8 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 14 – Powis Castle”

  1. CrashRyan says:

    i love all these little trips you do! so jealous!

  2. james higham says:

    Oh yes – crystal clear, Cherie.

  3. Another NT property?!
    I am so tempting to join them.

    • CherryPie says:

      There are lot of NT properties down South, you should check it out. There are not so many properties in Shropshire, but I get a lot of pleasure out of my membership :-)

  4. Alison Dyer says:

    We’d certainly recommend you join! What with Erddig and Chirk just around the corner. Attingham across the border and free parking for much coastline that the National Trust looks after. I’d say you’re onto a winner. Glad to see you enjoying Powis!

    • CherryPie says:

      Hi Alison, thanks for dropping by. I am a member I have been for many years and I get a lot of pleasure out of my membership :-)

      Attingham Park is very close to me and I visit often.