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The Castle at Pembroke was first built from wood in 1090, it's great tower keep was built by Gilbert de Clare when he became the first earl of Pembroke in 1138
Pembroke came into prominence during the Civil War when in 1648, John Poyer the Mayor of the town declared for the King although there was strong local support for the Parliamentery cause. Poyer along with a group of sympathisers occupied the Castle which was by this time a formidable fortress that was forced ,eventually to surrender after a prolonged seige by Cromwells men.
Pembrokes Main Street runs the length of the old town and is ideal for strolling and browsing the really interesting shops. There are interesting Tudor and Georgian houses as well as two historic churches and some really good shops, pubs, and restaurants.
- Pros:Nice Shops Pubs and cheap parking
- Cons:Not a lot to see after the castle
Manorbier is a small village on the south coast of Pembrokeshire not far from Pembroke town. We called after visiting... more travel advice
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