Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

MANORBIER CASTLE


MANORBIER CASTLE
Photo Luc Herman

The first castle was started in the 11th century overlooking the sea by the de Barri family, and in 1146 Gerald de Barri, Gerald of Wales, was born here. There is a 12th century hall and tower with 13th century, well preserved, walls and a gatehouse and chapel dating from the end of the 13th century. It was derelict by 1600, but although it was used during the Civil War it surrendered quickly to Parliamentary forces and survived undamaged. It was partially renovated during the 19th century when a house was built in the irnner ward.

The house within the castle walls is available as a holiday let. The old vaulted chapel is licensed for wedding ceremonies.


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Directions
Off the A4139, 5 miles south east of Pembroke
Manorbier, Wales, Tenby SA70 7SY

 



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