Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’s rich history spans over 2,000 years and tells of knights of the realm, kingmakers, Elizabethan intrigue and Civil War devastation. Set in a stunning location overlooking a 23-acre Millpond, the Castle is one of the most architecturally diverse in Wales; from the west a Norman fortress, yet from the north a splendid Elizabethan mansion. The site also incorporates the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, an 11th century Celtic cross, a Medieval bridge and picnic area all linked by a mile-long circular walk, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, with magnificent views over the Millpond.
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  • PrettyGoodLife
    Salisbury, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really worth a visit
    We had been planning to go just to Pembroke castle when our host recommended Carew, so very pleased she did! Really loved Carew Castle it was really charming. The big windows in the impressive castle weee very usual. There were loads of activities but with so much beauty and history we did not need them. The mill was a fabulous bonus too. Really recommend (and worth visiting as well as Pembroke as they are so beautiful but different). Lovely cafe and shops too.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • mossip27
    Sheffield, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic castle and excellent crabbing!
    As castle lovers Carew didn’t disappoint, plenty of information around the site, with the vast majority of the castle accessible to explore. Cafe and picnic area really nicely done and having access to the mill was a nice extra. Excellent crabbing off the mill pond wall in front of the mill which the kids loved!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Kirsty D
    Pitlessie, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Carew Castle
    Carew Castle is a captivating historical marvel. Its ancient stone walls exude a sense of medieval grandeur, transporting visitors back in time. The picturesque location, nestled beside a tranquil millpond, adds to its enchantment. Exploring the castle's chambers, from the impressive Great Hall to the evocative inner ward, is a journey through centuries of Welsh history. The stunning views from the battlements (even on a grey day) make Carew Castle a must-visit. Some sections are closed off to protect the bat population and there is even a ghostly ape! The cafe area is well designed and laid out - we visited late in the day so didn't sample the goodies but the menu looked good.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • ChloeLB
    Ely, United Kingdom173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to the dog friendly castle and mill
    Visited the castle on a sunny morning during our stay in Pembrokeshire. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The castle and mill were really interesting to see, with audio guides to play on your phone as you walk round. Finished off with a coffee and cake in the tearoom which was very nice. Dog friendly too 🐾
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Aphoto18
    Berkhamsted, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Some attractions say dog friendly but they are dog tolerant at best. This is NOT the case here. The Castle is completely dog friendly. We loved it. There is a free audio guide for your phone. The castle is almost entirely open air but there are several levels to explore and some great views. A proper castle not just a pile of ruins. It's also worth the 5 or so minute walk down to the mill for some more views. Good value for money and the cafe had a good offering too
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Jane Jackson
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Really great place to visit, beautiful views from some of the towers (wear good footwear!) much bigger than I thought it would be. Completely agree with previous comment, genuinely dog friendly with water bowels scattered everywhere. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • anonymous.
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    we visited with family recently and ended up popping into the "Nest" tearoom. The tearoom was very clean and organised. Unfortunately they were not serving savoury but the young girl did explain to us why which was very understandable so we bought some cake and coffees instead. The portions of the cake were very big and worth every penny. The brandy bara brith was the best bara brith I have had to date. We were given the recipe which we are exited to try at home for Christmas. We were told that the special luxury hot chocolates were available yet not advitised yet so we tried one of each and we will defiantly coming back for winter glow even if it's just for the hot chocolates. They were the best hot chocolates we have ever had, its a whole dessert. The castle was well looked after and had all the information we needed, the staff are more than happy to find out any information that wasn't put on the map or the information boards. The walk around the castle was as pretty as the castle itself. Well worth a visit and will be popping back very soon. Thank you.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Jo W
    Hereford, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great circular walk
    We parked and did the circular walk around the castle & Mill. Flat easy walk with majestic views of the castle all round. We were a little early to get in. But we'll worth the visit regardless.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Marge L
    Wythall, United Kingdom344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day Out
    Went here Wednesday 24th April and spent the day there walking around both the castle and tidal mill. We paid £7 each which was the OAP price but parking was free and the ticket covered both the castle and the tidal mill. The castle was lovely to walk round and the map given to us on arrival helped guide us through and around. We took lots of photographs. After we had coffees, we walked down to the Tidal Mill and had a good wander round there. We were given another booklet covering the details which helped us understand what was made there. Again we took pictures of the causeway and inside the mill itself. A nice day spent there at a good price.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
  • James T
    Winchester, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A spring visit to Carew Castle
    I visited Carew Castle and Mill whilst staying nearby in Tenby. The approach to the castle is very impressive. The staff were helpful, and mentioned the audio guide (although I could not download it whilst at the castle). There is a LOT to explore here, and at £8, I thought it was a bargain. Make sure you don't miss the chapel and the lesser hall (actually quite big)! Admission includes access to the tidal mill (one of very few which can still be visited) and this was interesting too. To top it off, I visited the cafe, and tried the Santiago cake, which was delicious.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 28, 2024
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RobbieBoy
Scotland, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
….worth a visit! The tearoom (open to all) serves delightful fresh food and a lovely flat white! The staff are very friendly and couldn’t be more helpful… the tearoom (out and in) is very well organised and clean….well done!

We wouldn’t normally visit a castle however Carew is quite spectacular with good access to the nooks and crannies; it’s interesting and together with free running commentary on your smart phone. We think children would love the magic of the castle. The walk around the milk pond (about 1 mile) is also worth taking with a visit to the Mill itself a must…your castle entry ticket includes this… the shop also sells crabing kits for youngsters who want to try their hand in the salt water pond. Mill staff are very helpful and friendly, keen to import their extensive knowledge of the mill and its surroundings. Altogether a wonderful family day out; well worth a visit!
Written July 11, 2024
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Mark S
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
One of Wales's top castles with many enclosed areas and lots to explore. Can't say I rated the cafe, it's basic (but good coffee) but the castle was the best I've seen (bar Cardiff Castle, but that's in a different league) with so much to see and do.
Written June 27, 2024
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keithips
Ipswich, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Fascinating castle with an interesting history to tell to the visitor. The audio descriptions were excellent, particularly as they gave us a clear insight into the history of the site and the people who had lived there.
Written June 13, 2024
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Sue Wiggins
Rugby, UK424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Fabulous castle, mostly in ruin with a bit of reconstruction to show how it may have been in olden days. We enjoyed our visit, the walk in the meadow round the castle and down to the tidal mill was very scenic. Had lunch in the cafe, home made Potato and Leek soup was best we'd ever had, crusty bread was delicious, also cake! Tidal mill was included in the entry cost and is well worth a visit, not working but the commentary on each floor explains how it worked. A good day out.
Written June 6, 2024
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pesue1
Nuneaton, UK611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Came on a rainy day which perhaps made the visit not as good as if it was sunny, mainly because there is no roof now to the castle. There is audio description to explain what you are looking at, and a café and toilets. Good value at £7 concession. This includes a tour of the mill also interesting, well worth a visit
Written May 3, 2024
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James T
Winchester, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited Carew Castle and Mill whilst staying nearby in Tenby. The approach to the castle is very impressive. The staff were helpful, and mentioned the audio guide (although I could not download it whilst at the castle). There is a LOT to explore here, and at £8, I thought it was a bargain. Make sure you don't miss the chapel and the lesser hall (actually quite big)! Admission includes access to the tidal mill (one of very few which can still be visited) and this was interesting too. To top it off, I visited the cafe, and tried the Santiago cake, which was delicious.
Written April 28, 2024
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Marge L
Wythall, UK344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Went here Wednesday 24th April and spent the day there walking around both the castle and tidal mill. We paid £7 each which was the OAP price but parking was free and the ticket covered both the castle and the tidal mill.
The castle was lovely to walk round and the map given to us on arrival helped guide us through and around. We took lots of photographs.
After we had coffees, we walked down to the Tidal Mill and had a good wander round there. We were given another booklet covering the details which helped us understand what was made there. Again we took pictures of the causeway and inside the mill itself.
A nice day spent there at a good price.
Written April 24, 2024
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maustin1984
Norfolk, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill are both well worth a visit if in the local area. The castle provides a good look back in time with plenty of history to take in. The Castle also has plenty to explore with lots of paths, steep winding stairs all leading to a variety of rooms & spaces. The Castle also has a nice cafe if you are looking for a small bite to eat. The entrance fee into the Castle also included the entrance fee to enter the Mill which is just a 10 min walk away from the Castle. The Mill also provides plenty of history to take in while also providing activities & interactive exhibits for the children to use & experience.
Written April 14, 2024
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Jo W
Hereford, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We parked and did the circular walk around the castle & Mill. Flat easy walk with majestic views of the castle all round. We were a little early to get in. But we'll worth the visit regardless.
Written March 25, 2024
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anonymous.
Pembrokeshire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
we visited with family recently and ended up popping into the "Nest" tearoom. The tearoom was very clean and organised. Unfortunately they were not serving savoury but the young girl did explain to us why which was very understandable so we bought some cake and coffees instead. The portions of the cake were very big and worth every penny. The brandy bara brith was the best bara brith I have had to date. We were given the recipe which we are exited to try at home for Christmas. We were told that the special luxury hot chocolates were available yet not advitised yet so we tried one of each and we will defiantly coming back for winter glow even if it's just for the hot chocolates. They were the best hot chocolates we have ever had, its a whole dessert. The castle was well looked after and had all the information we needed, the staff are more than happy to find out any information that wasn't put on the map or the information boards. The walk around the castle was as pretty as the castle itself. Well worth a visit and will be popping back very soon. Thank you.
Written November 23, 2023
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