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Pembroke Castle, Pembroke

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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. Use our Pembroke trip itinerary planner to add Pembroke Castle and other attractions to your Pembroke vacation plans.
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  • Fascinating ancient castle. Tour guide, David, was so interesting and knowledgeable. In a day we hadn't seen all of it, we will come back for another visit. 
    Fascinating ancient castle. Tour guide, David, was so interesting and knowledgeable. In a day we hadn't seen all of it, we will come back for another visit.  more »
  • Best part was the tour. We learnt so much. Kids enjoyed the tour and are still talking about it. There are so many places to see although it doesn't seem there would be. We were shocked that we spent....  more
    Best part was the tour. We learnt so much. Kids enjoyed the tour and are still talking about it. There are so many places to see although it doesn't seem there would be. We were shocked that we spent....  more »
  • Brilliant tour of the castle! The giant map in the centre is amazing. Would recommend. Good food also available. 
    Brilliant tour of the castle! The giant map in the centre is amazing. Would recommend. Good food also available.  more »
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  • Lovely area. Huge castle ruins, a lot of which can be climbed and explored by the nimble! Interactive displays. Will be revisiting to see the bits we missed first time around.
  • An interesting castle ruin with lots of information about it's history and some very steep stairwells to add some fear, the views are fantastic so not for the light hearted. Lovely little cafe and very clean toilets. Parking is off site so a little walk up the hill.
  • Beautiful castle full of history and stories magnificently told by Gareth our tour guide. Adults and children in our party all agreed he was the best tour guide we have ever listened to for anything anywhere.
  • This castle is up there with the very best I have visited. Almost all the towers are open to be climbed via the original keystone staircases. The climb to the top of the great keep is long but the view at the top is fantastic. There is a nice little cafe with toilets in the grounds too. My 7 year old son loved the giant map of Wales of the ground. This castle is a must visit.
  • a wonderful day out... so much history and a fantastic guide... she tied up all of the bits of knowledge I had about our royals really worth the visit but make sure you have plenty of time... so much to take in

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