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