We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Dogging anyone?” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haverfordwest Castle

Haverfordwest Castle
haverfordwest
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Dogging anyone?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you like combining a rich historical building with used contraception and strewn beer cans then this is the place for you.
If you are really lucky you'll find some homeless people camping.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
4 Thank toxicsgrl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    10
    11
    4
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Broken glass, dog mess. What a way to treat heritage.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Firstly, this review is about the Castle and grounds and NOT a view of the excellent little town museum in the castle grounds which we've reviewed separately.

Three year old was desperate to visit so called in on a Friday morning. The castle dominates the town and you'd think it would be a major feature but even finding the way in isn't simple. There is a path up from the car park or you can wend your way up from the town square along a dirty, glass strewn side street.

There's very little to see regarding the castle, the main building which was a prison (built 1820, presumably reusing stone from the castle ruins) now houses council archives and is locked. But the state of the site curtailed our visit anyway as it was far too dangerous for a toddler with considerable dog fouling and a large amount of scattered broken glass. I reported this to the county council who are responsible for the site and was assured it was a 'one off'. Sorry, but the dog mess looked like some had been there for some time and the amount and spread of the glass looked like a long term issue.

This is all such a waste. Haverfordwest centre is, like many towns, struggling with shops closing. Surely an inviting tourist attraction in the centre could be valuable to the town but this isn't it. Basically, it's a disgrace. For a glimmer of hope see our review of the excellent little town museum which sits in the castle grounds.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
7 Thank The_PA28_Crew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Haverfordwest Castle also viewed

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
 
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
 

Been to Haverfordwest Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing