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Carew Castle, Tenby

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Castle Tourist Spot
The illustrious Careway family built Carew Castle in its strategic location along a lowland river estuary. Take advantage of the unique location and the views from the parapets. Built on a site with over 2,000 years of occupation, researchers have even found Iron Age settlements on the same hill. With over a millennium of history, the castle has experienced many periods of growth and decline. The modern site is now heavily restored, so use the audio guide to bring it to life. Visit the tidal mill, a type of mill which turns with the rise and fall of the estuary waters--one of only four left in Britain. The mill is a fifteen-minute walk from the castle. Add Carew Castle and other attractions to your Tenby trip itinerary using our Tenby trip itinerary builder.
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  • Easy parking. Flat walk around the ruins in traditional, green scenery. Interesting to view ruins from multiple angles.  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful we loved every minute...!! Kids really enjoyed it the water mill was exceptional definitely go again.  more »
  • We only came here because by chance we had met one of the staff putting in a day at another attraction, Castell Henllys, a marvellous re-constructed Iron Age site near Cardigan. She was so full of pas...  more »
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  • The castle, a hidden germ of Wales. 100% recommended. Nice walk, lots of history, and a working tidal mill.
  • I always enjoy visiting Carew Castle. The kids love climbing the stairs, even though most of them don't lead anywhere. The renovated hall and undercroft are interesting. A walk to the tidal mill is also worthwhile and you can do a circular walk around the castle, which is easygoing and gives some nice views of the castle across the water. The local pub does some excellent food.
  • Fantastic castle, really worth a visit if you are in the area. You can grab a cup of tea and then you are pretty much left to explore. Very good photo opportunities and a non commercial castle.
  • One of many ruined castles in Wales. Well worth a visit but don't expect to make a day of it.
  • I'm so lucky to have this stunning Castle on my doorstep. Lots of great history around it and worth a visit. It also make a great backdrop for photographs. Plus theres a good pub across the road to at Carew Inn

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