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Manorbier Castle

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Address: Manorbier, Tenby SA70 7SY, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1834 870081
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Description: The birthplace of the 12th-century scholar, Gerald of Wales.

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Worth a visit, even if it's just to sit & relax.

A beautiful setting for a well preserved & maintained castle. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. A idillic place to sit, relax & have a cup of tea. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting for a well preserved & maintained castle. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. A idillic place to sit, relax & have a cup of tea. :)

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This really is a fairy tale like castle and it allows access to lots of interesting parts of this historical gem. However it would have been great to have more historical information - there was virtually none although they did push the guide they had for sale. Guess that's what happens when heritage sites are in private hands. There is... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely castle, gorgeous location on the beach, definately worth it. Nice tea shop as well, Overlooks the bay of manobier.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Whilst the castle is basically a ruin, it is a venue that allows visitors entry with their dogs. There is a large green, where you can enjoy your own picnic or a tearoom that has the usual sandwiches, cakes and cream teas. The bonus on the day was a falconry display, which made the visit worth while.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited Manorbier Castle on a reasonably dull day in July and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The castle, whilst not having the most colourful of histories, is still steeped in history and offers a great insight into the day to day life of Medieaval Wales. You can purchase a small brochure from the shop as you enter the castle, and... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Not the largest of castles and so I thought a little pricey for what you got so see. It has a couple if towers to climb with steep tight staircases that kids love and also caters to weddings to there is a chapel and reception area in part of the old castle. The tea room does some excellent cakes and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely privately owned historic castle near to Tenby. Big car park between the beach & castle that is reasonably priced. It would appear the castle is used largely for private functions. Indeed on the day we visited a wedding was being set up. Very peaceful to walk around with great views. Lovely tea rooms with good choices. Would have probably... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited Sunday - castle itself impressive and obviously of historic importance but visitor experience extremely poor with very little information and explanatory interpretive graphics and any sort of storyline. It reeked of poor management..... A couple of mannequins displayed abstractly.....a polysterene gothic throne? Spent half hour wondering around areas which were littered with the leftovers from events - piles of... More 

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Emily N, Manager at Manorbier Castle, responded to this review

Hi, Im so sorry you didn't not enjoy your trip to Manorbier Castle. As a privately owned Scheduled monument (one of the last in Wales) we are constantly trying to improve our visitors experience within the confines of a commercial environment. There was a wedding on the day before your visit and our team were working until 2am and then... More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited with our two young daughters over 20 years ago and have just been back with one of our daughters, her husband and their young daughter. It hasn't changed much in that time and we enjoyed the visit. Reasonably priced entry and a good place to sit and relax. Great place to take a picnic and watch the children running... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a nice castle that feels like it hasn't been turned into a tourist attraction like so many others - the spiral stairs are a bit rickety and there aren't information panels everywhere so it really feels like a proper castle. There are charming flower beds that have been planted in the grounds, and the view along the coast... More 

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Address: Manorbier, Tenby SA70 7SY, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1834 870081
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Pembrokeshire  >  Tenby
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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