Explore high towers, scenic gardens, and atmospheric dungeons, then unwind at the play area or the café on the historic grounds. Book your ticket online in advance to enjoy unlimited entry throughout the day. Many travelers combine a castle visit with a leisurely coastal ramble.
Things to Know Before You Go
Manorbier Castle is ideal for families, history buffs, and view-hunters.
Only the castle’s ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
The stone staircases to the tower’s summit are steep and don’t have handrails.
Dogs on leashes are permitted on the castle grounds, and the café provides drinking water for them. Owners must take their own waste bags.
How to Get There
The closest parking lot is the pay-and-display Manorbier Beach Car Park, about three minutes from the castle via a side entrance. Guests in need of parking for people with disabilities must reach out to arrange on-site parking ahead of time. Manorbier Station is about a 30-minute walk from the castle. The better-connected Tenby Station is a half-hour 349 bus ride away, though bus services conclude in the early evening.
When to Get There
Avoid going on a rainy day—the stone flooring can become slippery, and there’s limited shelter. The castle typically opens daily, though verify ahead of time, as the site is sometimes closed for private functions.
The Wonder of Welsh Castles
Wales is a top destination for history lovers, with more castles per square mile than any other European country. The birthplace of King Henry VII, Pembroke Castle is a 20-minute drive from Manorbier. To delve deeper into Welsh history, check out Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, about two hours from Manorbier by car. Visit the ancient site and a modern city such as Cardiff, or include a trip to the Brecon Beacons.
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