Carew Castle

I must confess the nearest I have been to Carew Castle is when I took the above photo whilst passing recently, but I have put it in my diary to visit it soon,as it is one of the most magnificent castles in Wales.                  

As I have said I haven't been inside yet but there are winding stairways, and intricate rooms and passages to explore!

Carew is easy to get to as it is just off the main road to Pembroke, so if you intend visiting Pembroke castle, pop into here on your way.

Carew castle dates from around the 13th century athough before that  it was probably of an earth and timber  construction dating back to about 1100. but there is also archaeolgical evidence of an earlier settlement dating back 2000 years!

As of most castles, structures have been added and modified over the centuries.

Carew was also the scene of the last Great Tournament when in 1507, six hundred noblemen attended the last of it's kind in Britain.

Attractions at Carew are not only confined to the castle. There is a restored 18th century tidal mill, with it's original machinery, walks to a 23 acre mill pond,a medieval bridge, and also the 11th century Celtic cross, pictured left is one of the three finest in Wales.

                                                                             

 

                                                                         Opening Times

                           Every day from easter to end of Octobe10.00am~5.00pm

                                                 Admission charge payable at castle

                                                Refreshments in nearby Carew village

 

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Above photo by kind permission of Phillip Gronow