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Carew Castle

Regarded as one of the most impressive castles in Wales, visitors to Carew Castle can trace the structure’s history from Norman fortifications to when it became an Elizabethan country home owned by Sir John Perrot, possibly an illegitimate son of Henry VIII, before its eventual abandonment in the 17th Century. Several notable features have resulted, including earthworks created by Royalist defenders during the Civil War and window frames dating to Tudor times that were made of imported Cotswold stone that stands out against the local limestone used for the rest of the building.

Now in the capable hands of the National Trust, which has embarked on a major restoration programme, the Castle is an exceptional attraction for anyone visiting South Wales.

Masses of events take place here, from classic car rallies to falconry demonstrations, archaeology tours and medieval fun days for the kids. There is a beautifully preserved medieval bridge Wales’ only restored tidal mill - which would have been fed by the nearby Carew river - an 11th century Celtic cross and a diverse range of wildlife from swans to owls, and several species of bat. Even, if legend is to be believed, the ghost of a Barbary ape!

Visit and learn of Carew Castle’s colourful past, featuring Princess Nest, said to have been the most beautiful woman in Wales, rumours of treason and piracy, and a spell in the Tower of London for one unfortunate owner. Bring a picnic to enjoy and make sure you take the circular one-mile walk around the grounds that takes in the principal highlights and allows superb views of the castle.


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Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa

Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa

Lamphey, Pembroke
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 111 reviews
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    Situated in Pembroke, this spa hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Freshwater East Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Pembroke Castle.

    Rosedene Guest House £52
    Rosedene Guest House

    Rosedene Guest House

    Hodgeston, Nr Freshwater East, Pembroke
       
      4.8
      of 5, from 241 reviews
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      Situated in Pembroke, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lamphey Bishop's Palace, Manorbier Beach and Freshwater East Beach. Manorbier Castle is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

      The Coach House Hotel £67
      The Coach House Hotel

      The Coach House Hotel

      116, Main Street, Pembroke
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 10 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Pembroke, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Pembroke Castle and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Lamphey Bishop's Palace. Freshwater East Beach and Carew Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Lamphey Park £54
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        Lamphey Park

        Lower Lamphey Park, Pembroke
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 32 reviews
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          Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Lamphey Bishop's Palace and within 3 miles (5 km) of Freshwater East Beach and Carew Castle. Pembroke Castle is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.

          Lovesgrove Country Guest House £62
          Lovesgrove Country Guest House

          Lovesgrove Country Guest House

          Bangeston Hall, Pembroke
             
            4.8
            of 5, from 196 reviews
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            Situated in Pembroke, this guesthouse is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Pembroke Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lamphey Bishop's Palace and Carew Castle. Freshwater East Beach and Manor House Zoo are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Parsonage Farm Inn £57
            Parsonage Farm Inn

            Parsonage Farm Inn

            St Florence, Tenby
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 35 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Tenby, this inn is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Manor House Zoo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dinosaur Park and Manorbier Castle. Manorbier Beach and Carew Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              North Down Farm B&B £58
              North Down Farm B&B

              North Down Farm B&B

              Sixth Lane, Pembroke
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 22 reviews
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                Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Lamphey Bishop's Palace and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Pembroke Castle. Freshwater East Beach and Carew Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Stylish, Detached House In Pembrokeshire National Park, Midway Tenby/pembroke Co
                Stylish, Detached House In Pembrokeshire National Park, Midway Tenby/pembroke Co

                Stylish, Detached House In Pembrokeshire National Park, Midway Tenby/pembroke Co

                , Hodgeston, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
                   
                  3.0
                  of 5, from 2 reviews
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                  This family-friendly Pembroke cottage is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lamphey Bishop's Palace, Manorbier Beach and Manorbier Castle. Freshwater East Beach is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.