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Review of Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Pembroke
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most magnificent of Britain's castles is the "birth place of the Tudor Dynasty." You can climb the 80ft Great Keep, descend into a pre-historic cave and look down into a prisoner in a medieval dungeon. There is also a cafe and gift shop. During school holidays there are falconry displays, historic re-enactments and family entertainment. The main exhibition rooms display models and weaponry as well as telling the story of the history of the castle. You can also visit the room that King Henry VII the founder of the Tudor Dynasty was born.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We all loved our visit to Pembroke Castle today. Great to wonder round on your own - there's plenty to explore and climb up! But the star of the show was Howard, our guide on the FREE tour. He didn't half know his onions, and really brought the castle to life with stories of the castle in Norman and Medieval times and how pivotal it was in English, Welsh and Irish history. Absolutely fantastic - don't miss this if you're visiting South Wales! Decent gift shop and café too!

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"gift aid"
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"i've visited"
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"knight school"
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"his knowledge"
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"great visit"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Pembroke Castle is a well preserved building that has had a key role in British and Irish history. Has brilliant free guided tours throughout the day.

Thank Edmund100000
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited Pembroke Castle as the WW2 Living History group was there, and we had a great time! The boys were greeted at the entrance by the Sergeant Major shouting 'get your hands out of your pockets', and demanding to see their ID cards!
The boys thought it was great :)
They also got to handle machine guns, rifles, anti tank launchers (Panzerfausts), do an Assault Course, and of course explore the Castle. Nice hot drinks and snacks in the Tea Room too. Highly recommended

Thank CJ964
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this place! A castle full of history and David our guide on the free tour told us some amazing stories. Must-see when around! :-)

Thank Van d
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something to do for a couple of hours whilst on holiday in Tenby.took us 20 minutes to drive to fromTenby.once there we parked in a car park that was really cheap.once inside the castle we caught part of a tour played by actors.my little boy loved watching the jousting tournament.we then went exploring ourselves.the castle is very well maintained and cared for.one of the best castles Iv been in in terms of it being very wellmaintained.large area to run around and explore in.my child is age 5.large map was an added feature.had a drink and cake in the cafe.very clean and also lovely food.took about 2hrs.would not say that a whole day could be spent there but was a lovely couple of hours and good value for money.thankyou.

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