Manorbier Castle

Manorbier castle consists of a well preserved12th century gatehouse, a keep, two 13th century towers, and a vaulted chapel.

The Great Hall, Chapel and Turrets are dotted with life size figures.

Although not very large the gatehouse topped by an observation tower is an impressive defence structure.

Part of the workings for the drawbridge and portcullis can still be seen.Either side of the gatehouse is a walled walkway linked to the round and north towers.

The square keep has three storeys with an entrance on the first floor.The great hall is also on the first floor but extends to the second floor.

Manorbier has had a peaceful history with just a minor conflict in the 15th century.

When the crown disposed of the castle in 1670, it was declared derelict until a local family purchased it and it remained with the family until the 20th century.

The castle was featured in the television adaption of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe".

As you wander around inside the castle atmospheric music helps transport your imagination back in time.

This picturesque castle is located in the village of Manorbier close to Manorbier Beach              


Photo from a castle tower showing car park and the beach beyond


2017 Closures due to special events e.g.: Weddings


Saturday 25th March  Closed all day

Sat 1st April  Closed all day

Monday 10th April  Closed all day

Sat 3rd June  Closed from 12pm

Sat 10th June  Reopen 2pm

Sat 17th June  Reopen 2.30pm

Sat 24th June  Closed all day

Sat 1st July  Closed all day

Sat 8th july  Castle closed 12pm

Sat 15th july  Closed all day

Mon 24th july  Closed 12pm

Sat 29th july   Closed 12pm

Sat 5th aug    Closed all day

Sat 12th aug  Closed all day

Sat 19th aug  Closed 1pm

Thurs 24th aug  Closed 1pm

Sat 2nd sept      Closed all day

Friday 8th sept  Closed all day

Sat 23rd sept    Closed 12pm

Sat 30th sept   Closed all day



Admission Prices

Family ticket £15 (Max 2 adults and 2 children)

Adults £5.50

Seniors £4

Child £3.50

Dogs (on leads) are very welcome. We are right next to the beach and there a number of lovely walks direct from our castle gates.


We are normally open 10am to 5pm 7 days a week.  We are sometimes closed for weddings/special events so please check the link below before planning your visit.