Carew Castle (Welsh: Castell Caeriw) is a castle in the civil parish of Carew in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The Carew family take their name from this site and have owned the castle for more than 900 years. It is leased to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for administration purposes. .
The present castle, which replaced an earlier stone keep, is constructed almost entirely from the local Carboniferous limestone, except for some of the Tudor architectural features such as window frames, which are made from imported Cotswold stone. Although originally a Norman stronghold the castle maintains a mixture of architectural styles as modifications were made to the structure over successive centuries.
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Rosey Ripple | Feb 27, 2018
Back in August 2017, I had a really nice day out at Carew Castle with my family. I made a Mosaic tile, bought a tea towel with the Welsh flag on it and had a fun game of archery. The staff said I brightened their day. Really lovely Welsh scenery. Enjoyed walking to the Tidal Mill. I would highly recommend going there if you are in Pembrokeshire!
Clint Fernandez | Mar 5, 2018
One of the more famous castles in Wales & it is definitely worth a visit. There's free parking, a restaurant and well kept public toilets nearby too. The river beside the castle makes beautiful pics, especially at sunset
Thom James | Nov 5, 2017
Really amazing castle and a great day out. A family ticket is £15, there’s a good little shop, helpful staff and the castle itself is something great to explore. There’s a dress up room, dungeons, kitchens and high towers, stocks and great views, plenty for the kids to wear themselves out on. Careful on some of the spiral stairs as they are narrow.
Vanessa James | Mar 7, 2018
Brilliant for children of all ages so long as adults keep watch at the younger age. Activities inspire memories. Plus money off for another site. Picnic out of season or place opposite for refreshments. Close to main road to pembroke or tenby.
stephen mogford | Feb 22, 2018
A well preserved and looked after castle. Plenty of areas that you are allowed in to including some of the towers. Check closing times before visiting.
Heath Pye | Apr 14, 2018
Carew is in every sense a very real castle but what makes it so very special is it's sense of place in history and it's soul. There is tangible magic here and a spirit like no other castle I have spent time in. Set on a small ridge over looking the tidal lake it sits within the landscape with such dignity and grace whilst also emitating great strength and sense of power. Although now a ruin it retains its majesty through its solid tall drum towers and it's fine Elizabethan mullioned which command such awe whether viewed from the inside or out. It's is perhaps one of the most important castles in Wales both in history and architecture. I could never do it justice here with a few lines but invite all to enjoy this place both with their young families as it's a great place to explore and full of children's activities as well as individuals whom may take delight in its diversity of building elements and fabulous history.
Andrew Jones | Apr 16, 2018
Great place to explore. Dog was allowed everywhere (and behaved too!) Lots of info, two sites included. Also archery and a decent coffee shop for extra entertainment. One of the best historical sites I've ever been to.
Andy Duckett | Apr 3, 2018
Awesome place. Great for kids. Easter Egg Hunt. Archery, great coffee. Worth a visit if in the area and like castles. It is one you can really imagine restoring back to its original glory.
Matt Coffey | Apr 7, 2018
We just visited the castle portion, but thought it was very cool and fun. The right mix of ruin and restoration to feel like an old castle. We were surprised at how much of the castle was accessible.
G Kom | May 11, 2018
Nice castle half way surrounded by water. Located not far from the main roads. Easy to drive to and there is a free parking area very closely. It's worth a visit for sure, especially if someone is in the area. Nice Tide Mill nearby as well, just few hundred metres away. Beautiful view of the castle from the Tide Mill.
Karen Edwards | May 6, 2018
A lovely castle, very picturesque setting and quite easy to get some really good photos of the castle and surrounding area. Added bonus is the walk around to the tidal mill, which adds further interest, and also plenty of wildlife to look out for. As others have mentioned there is a good amount of information and staff there are very knowledgeable and friendly. If you want to do the circular walk around the lot then be safe in the knowledge that it's wonderfully flat!
Gemma Scire | May 11, 2018
Took the dogs on a quieter day for some training walks. Beautiful place, with level access for people of all abilities. Didn't use the tea rooms as we took a picnic, but have stopped at the pub over the road for nice food. Glorious views and ample free parking
Kim Foster | Apr 27, 2018
Loved this Castle, the guide leaflet was BRILLIANT. informative but not too much to overwhelm younger visitors. I liked the sensory style of tasks, listen for, look for etc. Very interesting boards with more information for those who were interested. Really liked wandering around the castle, we had a picnic near to the lake, lovely day out for all the family.
Heath Pye | Jun 5, 2018
Carew is in every sense a very real castle but what makes it so very special is it's sense of place in history and it's soul. There is tangible magic here and a spirit like no other castle I have spent time in. Set on a small ridge over looking the tidal lake it sits within the landscape with such dignity and grace whilst also emitating great strength and sense of power. Although now a ruin it retains its majesty through its solid tall drum towers and it's fine Elizabethan mullioned windows which command such awe whether viewed from the inside or out. It's is perhaps one of the most important castles in Wales both in history and architecture. I could never do it justice here with a few lines but invite all to enjoy this place both with their young families as it's a great place to explore and full of children's activities as well as individuals whom may take delight in its diversity of building elements and fabulous history.
OhMyHessNess | Jun 8, 2018
Lovely walk around the castle and tidal mill. The castle looks stunning. Free parking is a bonus. Didnt go in the castle but they clearly had events or demonstrations going on. Thoroughly enjoyed my trip!
Tana Cramp | Jul 9, 2018
Beautiful. Humans build magnificent houses to advertise their wealth. This is a good example of how that doesn't last. The ruins are interesting and the staff well-informed. The mill is marvelous. The millstones for hand grinding were fun. Bird watching log open to public.
Dodgy Geezah | Jun 22, 2018
As other reviews have said, this is a beautiful, tranquil and atmospheric place at any time of the year. Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. I went in Feb 2017 (only just found the photos on my camera). This is s proper castle, built on and added to for centuries. Good for young kids, parking and disabled access good.
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