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Pembroke Castle

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Address: Pembroke SA71 4LA, Wales
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+44 1646 681510
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One of the most magnificent of Britain's castles is the "birth place...

One of the most magnificent of Britain's castles is the "birth place of the Tudor Dynasty." You can climb the 80ft Great Keep, descend into a pre-historic cave and look down into a prisoner in a medieval dungeon. There is also a cafe and gift shop. During school holidays there are falconry displays, historic re-enactments and family entertainment. The main exhibition rooms display models and weaponry as well as telling the story of the history of the castle. You can also visit the room that King Henry VII the founder of the Tudor Dynasty was born.

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Big thank you to Howard the Tour guide . He took us around and gave us a great insight into how Pembroke Castle was never breached . He was so enthusiastic in the History of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big thank you to Howard the Tour guide . He took us around and gave us a great insight into how Pembroke Castle was never breached . He was so enthusiastic in the History of the Castle and held us captivated with the stories of the Kings of England and how the History could have been so different if it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so well maintained, the grounds are stunning and given loads of tlc . Kids loved this castle and I have to admit I love it to. After hitting the gift shop for your wooden swords and shields and picking your time period to travel back to, its sword fights and history across the greens and up the towers. 🗡🛡... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the pouring rain this morning, we decided to go and see Pembroke Castle knowing little about it really except that it is the largest castle amongst the dozens in Pembrokeshire. We saw there was a free guided tour at 1130 and made for that. We had a coffee in the cafe beforehand to warm us up and had one... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Tenby and decided to visit the castle after seeing it on the film Me Before You. We happened to get there just before the guided tour started which is included in the price of your ticket. The tour took around 1hr 30mins and the tour guide was so knowledgable and interesting we were glad we tagged... More 

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Shoreham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sensibly (for us) we called into the Castle early in our trip to Pembrokeshire and were advised to allow at least two hours for our tour and that there were two opportunities each day to be taken round by a guide 11.30am and 1.45pm. As a fan of the author Elizabeth Chadwick I was familiar with the story of William... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pembroke Castle on Tuesday. We arrived at the Castle just before a free guided tour at 11.30am. I would definitely recommend doing the tour as the tour guide shows you around and gives you a complete history of the castle and the people who have lived there including King Henry VII. We had Catrina as our tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Pembroke castle today. It is a very imposing castle and certainly the history is brought to life thanks to our guide Howard. We have visited many castles all with wonderful history associated with them but this one for us stood right alongside with the best we have viewed. The entrance price is very reasonable and the gift shop well... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit here whilst on holiday for the morning, lovely castle. The ladies in the gift shop were very welcoming and served us with a smile. It was a shame we didn't go around the whole castle due to dark towers. Would be lovely to see lightening in these areas but was well signed posted that it was dark.... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle with a great history, caters for everyone, from brass rubbings for children. To a trip through history for the adults they even do open air concerts in the grounds.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a wet Saturday in March and enjoyed our visit. Interesting visit with plenty of info. Small cafe on site. Would return perhaps on a better day.

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