Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  Pembrokeshire  /  Pembroke  /  Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle, Pembroke

Learn about the rich, bloody, and important history of this ancient castle, originating from 1093. Explore inside Pembroke Castle and have the scenes from its past brought to life by the castle’s exhibitions. Sculpted figures, sets, lighting, and a triggered audio sequence recreate scenes of interest, including a medieval banquet, the birth of King Henry VII, and a bloody Civil War battle between Cromwell’s troops and Royalists. Explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers, and take in the views from the 23 m (75 F28ft) Great Keep. Peer down into the medieval basement dungeon and spot the Pembroke “prisoner.” Enrich your understanding with a guided tour, available for a small fee. These need to be pre-arranged in low season, but they leave at scheduled times the rest of the year. Buy your tickets to Pembroke Castle in advance from their website to avoid queuing on the day. Arrange your visit to Pembroke Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pembroke using our Pembroke trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Pembroke Castle
map
Pembroke Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,747 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We visited Pembroke Castle for the first time in the main holiday period and it was full of children and families which is good to see but the some of the narrow spiral stairwells where over crowded a...  more »
  • Great day out at Pembroke Castle. The guides are really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Howard was brillant, kept everyone entralled with medieval stories!  more »
  • I was at Pembroke in passing, it was a beautiful sunny day and worth spending a few hours in this old Castle "externally"
    View original
Google
  • A perfect place to take the family, whether you want to learn local history or see spectacular views. Be careful with the stairwell in the great tower, they've been pretty well smoothed off!
  • Great castle. Fabulous views over Pembroke from several towers. Good accounts of historical events and information in and around castle. Kids enjoyed the visit. Clean open space for picnics with facts to read on tables. Good value for money.
  • Very well restored Norman castle in the centre of Pembroke. There are lots of places to clamber around to climb up towers and along walkways. Views from the towers are amazing in many directions, great views over the millpond. Exhibitions have been well thought out and are engaging. There is a guided tour, but I didn't experience it.
  • Good place to spend a few hours. Plenty for the kids to explore, climb and investigate irrespective of the weather! Loads of digestible history too for the grown-ups.
  • Enjoyed our first family visit to Pembroke Castle during August. The castle is spectacular and the history is well presented through different media. The giant map of Wales in the castle grounds is also a great addition. There was a knight school for the kids - a good idea, but a great shame that the activity didn't have more of a Welsh slant, linking more directly with the history of Wales, its culture, language, etc.

Plan your trip to Pembroke

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pembroke

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Pembroke by other users

8 days in Wales BY A USER FROM MALTA July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Wales BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Wales BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Wales BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Wales & Isle of Man BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Wales & Isle of Man BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Wales & Isle of Man BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Wales BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Wales BY A USER FROM MALTA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Pembroke & Snowdonia National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans