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Castles In Pembrokeshire

Carew Castle
carew

5 miles East of Pembroke, off A477 In 1095 Gerald de Windsor received the castle as part of his wife's dowry. Nothing remains of the Norman fortress. In the late 15th century Sir Rhys ap Thomas improved the castle, with the living quarters, hall  and stairs built to celebrate Henry VII's new dynasty.It fell to the Parliamentarians in the civil War, but much of the castle still stands today. more information

Manorbier Castle
manorbier

6 miles South-West of Tenby, off B4585 Founded at the beginning of the 12th century during the reign of Henry I by the first Lord de Barri, and probably built as a baronial residence. The castle was never threatened and the de Barri family lived peacefully in their fortress. Today, the castle is still mostly intact. more information

Pembroke Castlepembroke

10 miles East of Milford Haven, off A477 Sited on a mass of rock with cliffs falling to the tidal waters of the Pembroke River and Milford Haven, it was constructed between 1200 and 1210.  In 1471 the Lancastrian claimant to the throne, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, fled to Pembroke Castle. The Yorkist besieged the castle but Henry fled to France, returning in 1485 with 2,000 men and at Bosworth defeated Richard III. Henry Tudor became Henry VII. In the Civil War the castle was garrisoned by the Parliamentarians but changed allegiance. Cromwell took the castle and slighted it so that it could not become a refuge for Royalists again.  Restoration took place in the 19th century.  more information
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