I must confess the nearest I have been to Carew Castle is when I took the above photo whilst passing recently, but I have put it in my diary to visit it soon,as it is one of the most magnificent castles in Wales.
As I have said I haven't been inside yet but there are winding stairways, and intricate rooms and passages to explore!
Carew is easy to get to as it is just off the main road to Pembroke, so if you intend visiting Pembroke castle, pop into here on your way.
Carew castle dates from around the 13th century athough before that it was probably of an earth and timber construction dating back to about 1100. but there is also archaeolgical evidence of an earlier settlement dating back 2000 years!
As of most castles, structures have been added and modified over the centuries.
Carew was also the scene of the last Great Tournament when in 1507, six hundred noblemen attended the last of it's kind in Britain.
Attractions at Carew are not only confined to the castle. There is a restored 18th century tidal mill, with it's original machinery, walks to a 23 acre mill pond,a medieval bridge, and also the 11th century Celtic cross, pictured below is one of the three finest in Wales.
Winter opening times
1-14 Feburary 2020
Castle only open every day 10am-3pm*
15-23 February 2020
Castle open daily 10am - 4pm*
Tearoom open daily 11am-3pm
24 February-29 March 2020
Castle and Tearoom open Sunday-Friday 10am-3pm*
Concession£4 (those aged 65 and over or students with a valid student card)
Family£13 (two adults and two children)
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.