ith the impressive façade of the gatehouse and curtain walls.
Enjoy seasonal events from July to November for all the family - learn about falconry, visit the various fêtes, be entertained by the Theatre, listen to music in the perfect setting, or meet dragons! Details are on their website.
The castle features a great hall, chapel and turrets, with its inner courtyard surrounding beautiful gardens and well-manicured lawns. The roofed chapel now hosts civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for modern-day guests.
Manorbier Castle is the birthplace of Gerald of Wales in 1146, grandson of the Welsh princess Nest. The present structure largely dates to the 12th century rebuilt by William de Barri on the site of an earlier, 11th century, earth and timber motte and bailey, on lands granted for his father Odo’s loyalty during the Norman Conquest.
Notable features include the huge interior chimneys of possible industrial nature, and the Watergate, in use when the waters of the bay once reached the castle walls. The preservation of the castle is due largely to its relatively uneventful military life as well as 19th-century restorations. The Norman church sits on the opposing hillside.
The former guardroom houses the gift shop, and a café sells locally made ice creams and cakes, coffee and soup. Car parking is available at the local beach car park. Dogs are allowed on the lead. The site is open every day 10-5, dependant on special events.
Located 2km south of Manorbier Station, with good bus links from Tenby. Alternatively take the A4139 west from Tenby and then the B4585 south.