Perched high on a spectacular crag, this 13th-century ruined castle has a suitably romantic air. It makes a great backdrop to the annual coracle regatta where local fishermen in their one-person boats compete against each other in various contests on the River Teifi. Take the Wall Walk to really appreciate the castle's stunning strategic location. Photo credit: © Crown copyright (2015) Cadw
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Portable induction loop
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open, daily Apr-5-Nov, 10-5; 6 Nov-Mar 10-4 (last admission 30mins before closing). Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status.
Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.
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