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Manorbier Castle

One of the foremost charms of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Manorbier Castle makes for a fantastic day out, especially for families and anyone with a passion for Welsh history. This well-preserved Norman Castle is to be found not far from the pretty seaside town of Tenby. With medieval frescoes visible in the old chapel and a fine gatehouse with intact defensive facilities, despite the inevitable decay caused by the passage of time, this remains a majestic and atmospheric structure.

Take your time wandering the grounds, and you’ll spot some striking figures hanging around the place, such as prisoners in the dungeons, or the children of noble families playing in Tudor dress, that effectively give you an idea of what life would have been like here in the past. Once home to the famous 12th century scholar Gerald of Wales, who wrote that it was “the pleasantest spot in Wales”, Manorbier Castle has been used as a film location on several occasions and is also notable for its walled gardens, designed by Daphne Shackleton, one of Ireland’s most celebrated botanical artists.

The Castle overlooks the beautiful Manorbier Bay, with the beach just moments away, and there are numerous picturesque coastal walks to be found. Staying within the walls, however, you’ll find a modern cafe that sells locally produced fare and fresh coffee, and there is also a house that can be rented for short holidays, giving guests the unique experience of waking up inside a castle.


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Manorbier, Tenby, Wales
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Tenby, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Manorbier Castle and Manorbier Beach. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Manorbier Station is 25 minutes by foot.

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    Castle Cottages 2

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    Disgwylfa Cottages, Tenby, Wales
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Manorbier Castle and Manorbier Beach. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away. Manorbier Station is 24 minutes by foot.

      Awel Deg
      Awel Deg

      Awel Deg

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Manorbier Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Manorbier Castle and Freshwater East Beach. Pembroke Castle and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Manorbier Station is 19 minutes by foot.

        YHA Manorbier - Hostel £29
        YHA Manorbier - Hostel

        YHA Manorbier - Hostel

           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Manorbier Castle, Manorbier Beach and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Tenby Beach and Manor House Zoo are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Modern Holiday Home in Lydstep With Fenced Garden
          Modern Holiday Home in Lydstep With Fenced Garden

          Modern Holiday Home in Lydstep With Fenced Garden

             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Tenby, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Manorbier Castle and Manorbier Beach. Tenby Beach and Paragon Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).