Castles in Pembrokeshire

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Castles in Pembrokeshire

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  • SparkyMarky1965
    Cirencester, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit and great value, particularly as a discretionary guided tour is included. Our tour guide, John, provided an hour of amusing and informative entertainment! Nice coffee and cakes can be found just across the road from the castle entrance ramp. All in all, a lovely afternoon. Thanks again John, and good luck with your next house move!
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • pesue1
    Nuneaton, UK593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came on a rainy day which perhaps made the visit not as good as if it was sunny, mainly because there is no roof now to the castle. There is audio description to explain what you are looking at, and a café and toilets. Good value at £7 concession. This includes a tour of the mill also interesting, well worth a visit
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Timothy F
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reasonable price for entry. Hounds and gardens kept pristine, lovely walks . Restaurant had strange food on the menu. But the potting shed cafe had nice food. The house was slightly disappointing, as you could only go in a few downstairs rooms . But overall experience great. Would recommend.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • maustin1984
    Norfolk, UK90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Manorbier Castle during our visit to Wales. The castle is located directly on the coast with fantastic views out to sea from the top of the castle tower. There are plenty of small walkways and stairs hidden within the castle providing a real castle experience and added excitement for children who enjoy exploring. Manorbier Castle also provides a nice little cafe within the castle walls should you need a refreshment.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Alyson T
    Tredegar, UK6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens, lovely woodland walk, loved the sculptures. The exhibition ends on 31 August so don’t miss it.
    Written 28 August 2023
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  • Tom
    Gloucester, UK674 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tucked in the middle of nowhere and unmanned but it’s amazing. Lovely to walk around and learn about the palace. Really interesting.
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • DadandCab
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting half-hour walking around the ruined castle. Not a huge amount of information on signboards and the inside was closed at the time of our visit as were the toilets. But still an important part of Welsh history and great views across the valley. Definitely worth a stop.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • 86draehs
    Worle, UK147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a lovely little find! What remains of the castle is eerily beautiful and in my opinion, pretty awesome. Set in picturesque rolling countryside and the best bit...free to visit!
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • Ruth S
    Taunton, UK31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the short stroll just for the view. Plenty of seats and a stainless steel guide to what you are viewing .
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • EESW1
    Lincolnshire, UK5,081 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Narberth Castle was one of a series of castles built along the Landsker Line,
    the language border between Welsh and English speaking areas of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

    Narberth Castle to the south of the town is hidden by trees and not the easiest place to find. There are just a few glimpses of the tall ruined keep from the road.

    It is entered through an unmarked wooden gate at the junction of the A478 and Castle Terrace. It looks like a private gate to one of the nearby houses but in fact, it is a footpath to the castle which is largely hidden by trees and high hedges.

    The castle stands on top of a hill guarding an important route way and ford. It has been thought this could have been the site of a pre Norman Celtic stronghold mentioned in the Madinogion.

    The first building would have been timber with a deep defensive ditch surrounding an inner and outer bailey. After attacks by the Welsh in the C13th, this was replaced by a stone castle with curtain wall, corner towers and great hall. By the C17th, the castle was a ruin and much of the stone had been robbed out for building material.

    Little remains of the buildings. The keep stands on a slight mound and was high status accommodation. At the far end of the site is the remains of the Great Hall where the household ate and slept. To the side is the solar above an undercroft

    It is a v ery peaceful spot and few people find the castle, which is a shame.
    Written 14 October 2022
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  • justmeYorkshire
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK174 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We would not have visited this castle without the car parking available at the top of the hill, as the approach road is very steep.
    The castle, as expected, is a ruin, and looks uncared for. Some work was going on whilst we were there, so perhaps there are plans to present it more favourably. There were no information boards and the place was uninviting. However, the museum in the former prison governor's house was excellent, and provided information not only about the castle but the other building and the town. There was a huge amount to see, with many artefacts and detialed information. This is also the place where you need to get a parking permit, included in the inexpensive cost of entry.
    The building in the centre has been a gaol, police HQ and county records office. Sadly it now lies empty and neglected.
    The museum is the real treasure here.
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • David P
    London, UK49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating and peaceful site. Interesting information in n unspoilt setting. Nevern is a gem anyway.
    Written 14 July 2022
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