Powis Castle was a medieval stronghold, bought in 1587 by Sir Edward Herbert, whose son William was created Lord Powis by Charles I. This tall, compact, structure, with turrets and castellation, was captured by Parliamentary troops in 1644 and not returned to the family until the Restoration. Fine alterations were carried out in c.1685 including a grand staircase with a ceiling by Antonio Verrio, and walls painted by Verrio’s pupil Gerard Lanscroon. In the early 19th century, Powis came through marriage to the grandson of Clive of India. Further alterations were made by G.F. Bodley in a Jacobethan style in 1902-4. Inside there is an Elizabethan long gallery with elaborate plasterwork and early 17th-century painted wainscot. It has a rare 1660s state bedroom. The landscape contains a spectacular 25-acre garden with terraces and an orangery attributed to William Winde (c.1642–1722).