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Manorbier Castle

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Address: Manorbier, Tenby SA70 7SY, Wales
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+44 1834 870081

The birthplace of the 12th-century scholar, Gerald of Wales.

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autumn visit

great little castle this....we went late autumn..nice and quiet...not a huge castle to visit but it is a little bit different...there is accomodation here and some of the rooms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Peter M
Lampeter, United Kingdom
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

great little castle this....we went late autumn..nice and quiet...not a huge castle to visit but it is a little bit different...there is accomodation here and some of the rooms have been turned into a wedding venue...sweet !

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

There were only about 15 people on the castle grounds when we were there. There isn't a lot to see, as the structure is small (for a castle). We climbed the towers, and the views were great. Nice relaxing destination and a good break from Tenby.

1 Thank MikeKimRochester
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

my friend and I did a tour of a few castles in Pembrokeshire. I liked Manorbier the best. It seems so authentic, it isn't all done up and pristine but clambering up the spiral staircases and looking out over the crumbling ramparts was wonderful. Loved looking around the gardens and climbing up the stairs to explore the rooms. Really authentic... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely grounds for the kids to run around. It's location is stunning Very romantic and off the beaten track. Worth popping in

1 Thank aellituv
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We booked this castle for my sister's 50th birthday over the weekend in December just before the holiday season. It was very good value for money for a group of 10 of us. We had the whole castle grounds to ourselves. It was so beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. We were well informed before we came and... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We visited during a Christmas craft fair which was housed within the castle buildings and marquees within the grounds. The atmosphere and the crafts helped to make it easier to imagine how the castle looked and sounded in its . Entrance fee was £2 each and seemed reasonable. Ample car parking right by Manorbier beach. A bit of a climb... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Amazing castle to see in a pretty location in the village. Well worth a wander and see the splendid castle.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a spacious castle with a few rooms to go into and a couple of towers to climb. There are some interesting displays with information provided to help you imagine life in the castle in the past.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited here as we had read it was good for dog walking. When we arrived very earlier in the morning, the staff were just opening up but really welcoming. They explained that we could take our dog all over the castle and once we had finished looking round the beach could be accessed slightly further down the road. Lovely... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A fortified manor house was engaged in two assaults: the first, in 1327, when Richard de Barri stormed Manorbier to claim what was rightfully his, and, 1645 during the English Civil War, when the castle was seized by Cromwell's Roundheads. After this the castle was left to ruin.

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