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Manorbier Castle, Wales: 2 reviews and 6 photos
Manorbier is a small village on the south coast of Pembrokeshire not far from Pembroke town. We called after visiting Lamphey Bishops Palace.
It is known mostly for the Castle and the beach in the cove nearby that is a said to be ideal for surfing.
The Castle is privately owned (by the Phillips family of Picton Castle) It is well looked after with beautiful gardens and some life size wax dummies depicting life at various times in the castles history.
The original castle was a Motte and bailey built on land that had been granted to Odo de Barri (a Norman knight), at the end of the 11th century. It was Odo's son William de Barri who rebuilt the castle in stone in the early part of the 12th century.
In 1146 Geraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales) was born at the castle, He was a great twelfth century scholar and wrote much about Wales and medieval life. He wrote that Manorbier "In all the broad lands of Wales, Manorbier is the most pleasant place by far"
Adults £4.00, Children £1.50, Senior Citizens £3.00
The Castle is open daily from April to October 10.00am to 6.00pm (It is also Open half term in October)
There is Convenient parking.
Bus no. 349 Tenby-Haverfordwest stops at the gate.
The Train station is 3/4 mile away.
Address: Manorbier, Pembrokeshire South Wales SA70 7SY
Directions: South West Wales
Phone: 01834 871394
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