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“History at its best! ”

Carew Cheriton Control Tower
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Sageston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the aviation and wartime history of south Pembrokeshire, take a trip back to the 1940s and experience the restored Control Tower building as it would have been during the war years. Don a helmet, take cover and sing wartime songs in our reconstructed Stanton Air Raid Shelter, now built above ground for easy access by all. Experience our huge array of exhibits of the era in our museum collection including military uniforms, RAF maps, radio equipment, ration books, Bren gun, Enfield rifle and many, many more… Enjoy the personal testimonies and local stories of the wartime in Carew from two of our very active members now in their 80’s – Both were in secondary school in 1939! And now you can come and see our restoration progress in the newly built hanger on our Avro Anson, Thompson Fuel bowser and Fordson tractor.
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Absolute brilliance from the volunteers who run the tower! Very informative and so easy to listen to! Much is to come from such a little known part of history! This needs to be a huge part of British heritage! Needs to be recognised by all.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

A coach load of people were coming to Pe,mbrokeshire and wanted a guided tour - I took them to Carew Control Tower. As we arrived they said they did not want to go in, however, I couldn't get them from the place. A small group even travelled all the way back the following day. A thoroughly good pl;ace to visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank ysgrepan
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

A real war time air field with a real war time control tower brimming with war time memorabilia. Large car park and run by real enthusiasts. This is well worth a visit either if you remember the Battle of Britain or are just interested. It is not huge and you won't spend the whole day there, but it is extremely interesting and the guys there are full of information and happy to chat all day. Just stand outside, close your eyes and imagine those young pilots scrambling and flying to meet the enemy in their spitfires for the freedom you and I have today!
It is also worth remembering that this was one of our first lines of defence during the battle of Britain. A great deal of nostalgia in a small package. Worth a visit, but it is what it is!

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Roger M
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

great staff, full of helpful info. took me back a long way. close by the castle and tidal mill to make a good day out

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank meryl23rod
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Wasn't much to see ok on a nice day and great on a Sunday as good carboot on there to wasn't great for children I didn't think

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank RSF81
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