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"Town Walls" Pembroke Things to Do Tip by Balam

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There are substantial remains of the town walls which are thought to have been constructed in the later thirteenth-earlier fourteenth century's which run around the perimeter of the narrow peninsula along which the town lies with the castle crowning the cliffs at it's seaward end. The wall was repaired, and partly rebuilt during the 15th century, but was damaged, and finally slighted as a result of the Civil Wars of the 1640s.

Remains include four of an original six flanking towers and a part of one of three gatehouses. The strongest sections were those that crossed the peninsular to the east where there was a gate and where the remarkable detached Bernard's tower remains. Other gates gave acess to the causways across the inlets in the west just below the castle (a fragment of the West Gate still survives). Remains of four other towers, two of which, overlooking the now filled in southern inlet have eighteenth and nineteenth century gazebos built on top of them.

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