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Carew Castle

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Address: Carew Castle Castle Lane, Tenby SA70 8SL, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1646 651782
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This Norman castle overlooks one of only 3 tidal mills left in Britain.

This Norman castle overlooks one of only 3 tidal mills left in Britain.

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Lovely place

This was a lovely castle to visit surprisingly big on the inside Lots off uneven flooring which the more infirm might find difficult but all the same well worth a visit. On a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bedale, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carew Castle has nothing at all just wall ruins not even a café only a coffee/tea machine in the tiny shop. The roads up to it which you will have to walk are tedious, broken with potholes and horse manure. a Definite nono

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Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely castle to visit surprisingly big on the inside Lots off uneven flooring which the more infirm might find difficult but all the same well worth a visit. On a disappointing and misleading note there is a Cadw sign at the entrance but we were told that this is not for the castle only for the celtic... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise this castle is. There is a lot of it left and gives a great opportunity to walk round, go up and down the towers and ramparts. Some steps are Dodgy of course, that's what our expect from such an old place. The views from the towers are wonderful as well. It's lovely and unspoilt

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Thank debrasoper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable evening tour with knowledgeable guide. I'm very cynical about ghost stories but an enjoyable experience being in such a place late in the dark .... well worth a visit.

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Mellieha, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two hours should be enough to enjoy this quasi ruined castle. But one can also visit the Mill, just outside the castle. There's also a nice picnic area and a good souvenir shop

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My children absolutely loved the ghost hunt they had running here, which was well designed to encourage you to see all the castle. The write-ups in the guide were very informative but easy to read and the fire in the Lesser Hall was very welcoming. We went round the castle first and then visited the very good toilet facilities before... More 

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Watford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you like visiting castles or historic building go. But there really isn't a huge amount to see, so you won't spend more than 60-90mins. However, as we went in October they had laid on a ghost hunt which my kids loved, which is why I have marked it very good. Oh and go to the pub opposite ( Carew... More 

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Thank taimar
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ruined castle remodelledin in several phases over the centuries. Tidal Mill also available to visit nearby. Children enjoyed running around exploring the various levels and passageways. Car par nearby. Family ticket £13. Gift shop at entry/exit point.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Castle is now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest largely due to its bat population.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited late afternoon but missed last entry to the castle grounds. We found a circular path around the castle which offered a delightful walk and great views of the castle for free. I though the prices for entry to castle were overpriced for what was offered.

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