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Expansive CADW maintained Welsh Castle Ruins in Pembrokeshire

Using our CADW guide, we noticed that Llawhaden Castle was only 5 minutes down the road from our... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Lovely castle.

A nice castle to have a wander around and explore. Free entry as well! Definitely worth a visit for... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
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All reviews free entry worth a visit two hours beautiful ruin cadw gatehouse ruins bishop palace fortified picnic normans century marlowe welsh cars stone
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Using our CADW guide, we noticed that Llawhaden Castle was only 5 minutes down the road from our accomodation and free to visit. Parking is a short walk from the castle in the village, but free. Free entry to the CADW maintained castle. Impressive gatehouse,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A nice castle to have a wander around and explore. Free entry as well! Definitely worth a visit for a hour or so.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobCroft
Reviewed 15 October 2018

It's free ! Great place to visit and bring a picnic gorgeous views . Perfect little village on top of a hill and great walks down to the church and the river . Walk down a drive to get to the public footpath and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Indianna2
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The short walk through the village to the castle was easy with a pushchair, very nice to look at the beautiful houses there! There was far more to the castle than we imagined and the kids absolutely loved discovering all the little hideaways and ruined...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bethgrimes23588
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We parked in the village and it was just a short walk to the castle. It is owned by Cadw, but is open access. There is a beautiful ruined gatehouse and it leads to a large site to explore. There are towers to climb, with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan T
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Stopped off here on way to Picton Castle. Yep nice and a bigger ruin with more to see but it is in the sticks a little and for only maybe a 20 minute stop off you need to be on way to somewhere. But was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Parking just a short walk away, this is a stunning ruined castle set in a lovely quiet place. Lots of areas to explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jomatthews123
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Our two teenagers thought our time here was one of the best activities of the holiday... A huge compliment! Really easy to visit (free parking, free entry, interesting info to help you picture what it was like, safe access etc) and just fun to explore....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pepsi40
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

My family all the visiting castles and this is one of the best as it is a very small castle but brilliantly preserved and allows you to walk around it and really experience the size and quite a few stairs to various balconies et cetera

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NicCJ
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Though it had been a property of the Bishops of St Davids for quite sometime before the arrival of the Normans and was actually destroyed by the Welsh in the late 12th century the Castle we see today is largely the work of Bishop Thomas...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank c_brown637
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