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Pretty wild flowers grow within the cracks in the walls of this Norman castle, a stone’s throw from the sea and a beautiful unspoilt beach, set within an idyllic valley in some of the most scenic parts of Pembrokeshire. Arrive at the castle to see fine views over Manorbier Bay. Come face to face with the impressive façade of the gatehouse and curtain walls.

Enjoy seasonal events from July to November for all the family – learn about falconry, visit the various fêtes, be entertained by the Theatre, listen to music in the perfect setting, or meet dragons! Details are on their website.

The present structure largely dates to the 12th century on the site of an earlier, 11th century, earth and timber motte and bailey.

The castle features a great hall, chapel and turrets, with its inner courtyard surrounding beautiful gardens and well-manicured lawns.  Notable features include the huge interior chimneys of possible industrial nature, and the Watergate, in use when the waters of the bay once reached the castle walls. The preservation of the castle is due largely to its relatively uneventful military life as well as 19th-century restorations. The Norman church sits on the opposing hillside.


The former guardroom houses the gift shop, and a café sells locally made ice creams and cakes, coffee and soup. Car parking is available at the local beach car park. Dogs are allowed on the lead.

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