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Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

Castle Lane, Carew SA70 8SL, Wales
+44 1646 651782
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Well worth a visit

Carew castle is relatively small, as castles go, but was fun to visit. However, combined with the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harlow, United Kingdom
Romantic ruins overlooking tidal millpond

We are Castle enthusiasts. Within 10 miles of Carew we also visited Manorbier Castle (smaller and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lawrence S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’s rich history spans over 2,000 years and tells of knights of the realm, kingmakers, Elizabethan intrigue and Civil War devastation. Set in a stunning location overlooking a 23-acre Millpond, the Castle is one of the most architecturally diverse in Wales; from the west a Norman fortress, yet from the north a splendid Elizabethan mansion. The site also incorporates the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, an 11th century Celtic cross, a Medieval bridge and picnic area all linked by a mile-long circular walk, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, with magnificent views over the Millpond.
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Castle Lane, Carew SA70 8SL, Wales
+44 1646 651782
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Reviewed yesterday

Carew castle is relatively small, as castles go, but was fun to visit. However, combined with the Tidal Mill, just a few hundred yards away, it makes a good few hours entertainment. Even during August it wasn't too crowded and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are Castle enthusiasts. Within 10 miles of Carew we also visited Manorbier Castle (smaller and more ruinous) and Pembroke Castle (reviewed separately). Al three are interesting in their different ways. We visited with another couple and their teenage children. Everyone enjoyed the visit. There...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a family of six and a dog we visited here while the forecast was good as we knew it was ruins and hence little shelter. We enjoyed having an explore and the tidal mill was incredibly interesting.

Thank Anya W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant on a nice day but very little shelter should the weather turn. Couple of hours and your done to be honest unless you go on the 1 mile walk to the mill. Needs wasp problem addressing and more litter bins

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyable afternoon,when its not raining ,it is a ruin but good to hear the history of the place .Kids enjoyed all the climbing up the stairs and dogs can go in as well.Good walk down to the tidal mill and well worth the visit and...More

2  Thank robertpannell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

our children (7 and 9) enjoyed exploring the castle and the activities (finding the keys and trying calligraphy and crown making). price is good. £15 for family of 4. no cafe but there was a hot drink machine in the shop. educational and a lovely...More

1  Thank SarahASC17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a fun packed day at Carew Castle today. A wonderful ruined castle with lots to explore, the Robin Hood key hunt was an added bonus to keep my daughter interested and she also enjoyed the bake your own bread medieval style laid on by...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting ruined castle, with children's activities through the school holidays, which allows you to explore the castle while keeping the children occupied, and engaged, which includes craft and physical things to do. Some step stairs which may limit very small or old in full...More

Thank Sarahfids
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to two castles this week, Pembroke Castle and Carew Castle. Carew was our preferred visit. Easier to access, 5 year old enjoyed looking for the key parts to win a gold coin. Painting shields and brass rubbing - this was £2.00 and the staff...More

Thank Pinktopsy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited several castles on our Wales trip. This castle has had some restoration work done and along with the descriptions, you got a pretty good idea of what castle life might have been like. The grounds seemed to be well maintained. There is...More

Thank rjrobbin
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13 May 2017|
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Response from Daisy H | Property representative |
A lot of the Castle and grounds are outdoor but a significant amount of the Castle is undercover. The Tidal Mill is all indoor, there is a short 10 minute walk to get from the Castle to the Mill.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Daisy H | Property representative |
We do not currently have a café on site, we hope to open one for the 2018 season. However, there is a small tea room near the Mill that opens in school holidays and the Carew Inn just across the road from the Castle and... More
Samantha C
5 February 2017|
Response from Daisy H | Property representative |
It currently costs £4.00 per adult to visit the Castle. From 25th March it will be £5.50 which includes both the Castle and Mill.