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Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

Carew Castle Castle Lane, Carew SA70 8SL, Wales
+44 1646 651782
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A lovely place to visit or just walk around

It takes only about half an hour to walk all around but you could easily stretch this out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
stokeyboy
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Great castle

We were actually on our way to Pembroke Castle when we drove past Carew castle and thought we’ll... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robbo04
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’s rich history spans over 2,000 years and tells of knights of the realm, kingmakers, Elizabethan intrigue and Civil War devastation. Set in a stunning location overlooking a 23-acre Millpond, the Castle is one of the most architecturally diverse in Wales; from the west a Norman fortress, yet from the north a splendid Elizabethan mansion. The site also incorporates the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, an 11th century Celtic cross, a Medieval bridge and picnic area all linked by a mile-long circular walk, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, with magnificent views over the Millpond.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“treasure hunt” (17 reviews)
“lovely walk” (32 reviews)
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Carew Castle Castle Lane, Carew SA70 8SL, Wales
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+44 1646 651782
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"well worth a visit"
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"treasure hunt"
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"lovely walk"
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"ticket price"
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"circular walk"
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"included in the price"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful location"
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"nooks and crannies"
in 9 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 19 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 19 reviews
"birds of prey"
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"family ticket"
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"value for money"
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"car park"
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Reviewed yesterday

It takes only about half an hour to walk all around but you could easily stretch this out, especially if you stop to admire the views or call in the excellent local pub. We did both most nights as we were staying close by

Thank stokeyboy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were actually on our way to Pembroke Castle when we drove past Carew castle and thought we’ll visit here instead. Don’t know how it compares to Pembroke castle, but we had a lovely time visiting both castle and mill. Both very interesting and the...More

Thank Robbo04
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought this was going to be a boring little ruin but was pleasantly surprised! Really interesting and quirky. Went for lunch in the coffee shop which was really tasty. Their sourdough rolls are great and the cakes are so fresh. Staff were very friendly and...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family does have a fondness for castles and history so no issue with visiting here. Good parking on arrival and fair charges, staff very good. We had coincide our trip with a visit of some Sealed Knot members and they created an even more...More

Thank NealM628
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A picturesque castle which is ideal for a short visit. The coffee and cake at the cafe were fantastic Can't wait to try the seaweed gin we bought from the mill! The entrance / exit arrangement where customers a funnelled through the small shop is...More

Thank RalphRimmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Carew Castle every year (and have done for the past ten years!) as a family and our kids have grown up racing around the castle challenging us to the annual treasure hunt. We decided this year to book the evening twilight tour and...More

Thank Catherine D
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Daisy H, Manager at Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for coming to see us every year. Your words meant a lot to all the team here, especially Helen. She is a fantastic guide and I have often been told by visitors how much they have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

...an over-officious cafe staff member spoiled it for us today as we were at a table outside the cafe. Otherwise very impressed with courteous, helpful, staff and would have given 5 stars. Quite a lot to see and good information provided. Reasonably priced.More

Thank chrishewi
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Daisy H, Manager at Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you did not receive good service at our new tearoom, we were very disappointed to read that. I have passed your comments on to the catering team, as we want all our visitors to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating and rather extensive ruined castle with nearby a working tidal flour mill. Beautifully understated and tastefully displayed in the care of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority - unlike so many historic sites which have been turned into theme parks - and NOT...More

Thank ProfSTB
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Daisy H, Manager at Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the castle and mill are well worth a visit. There is also a quiet, beautiful walk around the lake and a lovely little tearoom where there are snacks available. These are served from the original miller's house.

Thank Lynne M
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Daisy H, Manager at Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carew castle and tidal mill provides a glimpse back at over two thousand years of history on this site and in our country. Both here and at Pembroke Castle the shape of medieval history has been dictated by the occupants. Carew’s ruins are sufficient enough...More

Thank Munromonsters
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Daisy H, Manager at Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. History, engineering, architecture and cake are always a winning combination in my book!

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apage1989
18 March 2018|
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Response from steveedwards876 | Reviewed this property |
Hi a baby carrier would be better so you could explore all of the castle and mill
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sarahchaps101
13 May 2017|
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Response from Daisy H | Property representative |
A lot of the Castle and grounds are outdoor but a significant amount of the Castle is undercover. The Tidal Mill is all indoor, there is a short 10 minute walk to get from the Castle to the Mill.
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Wendy2210
9 May 2017|
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Response from Daisy H | Property representative |
We do not currently have a café on site, we hope to open one for the 2018 season. However, there is a small tea room near the Mill that opens in school holidays and the Carew Inn just across the road from the Castle and... More
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