Carew Castle

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A Norman castle with resident ghosts!

Dating from the 12th century when the structure was initially built in earthwork, Carew Castle now stands in ruin but a variety of architectural styles can still be seen today.

The castle overlooks a tidal millpond and due to it’s surroundings is probably the most photogenic castle in Pembrokeshire. If you’re looking for the perfect castle photo, we’d recommend crossing the millpond and framing your shot from there.

A café is situated at the entrance for light snacks and drinks but if you’re after a meal you’ll find Carew Inn just across the road.

If you’re into the supernatural, legend tells of two resident ghosts that haunt Carew Castle! The “White Lady” is the spirit of Princess Nest who died at the castle in around 1136. The second spirit dates back to the 17th century and is that of Sir Roland Rhys’s pet ape which is said to climb the Northwest Tower and howl from the battlements!


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Quayside Lawrenny
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