Pembroke Castle & Tenby


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Discover Pembroke Castle, the vast medieval structure that was the birthplace of Henry Tudor (Henry VII) and enjoy a stroll in the ancient, but very picturesque harbour town of Tenby.
  • Magnificent medieval (restored in the Victorian era) Pembroke Castle.

  • Historical importance of Pembroke Castle – Henry Tudor, Civil War (1642 – 51), Oliver Cromwell etc.

  • Ancient and very pretty town/harbour of Tenby.

  • Tenby town walls – Grade 1 listed medieval structure.

Departing Fishguard, travel across the county of Pembrokeshire to Pembroke Castle. 

Pembroke Castle was built in the 12th century by the Normans and was the birthplace of Henry Tudor (Henry VII). Set on a limestone hill, it guarded the strategically important town of Pembroke. The massive curtain walls have five projecting round towers and a great keep, twenty-one metres high and six metres thick at the base. The castle proved so impregnable to cannon fire during the Civil War (1642–51) that Cromwell’s men had to starve out the castle’s Royalist defenders. Visit the impressive castle and enjoy a guided tour that will bring these ancient walls to life. 

Afterwards enjoy a short drive to the ancient town of Tenby, a picturesque walled medieval town with a historic harbour. The old walls are almost completely intact and have served well to preserve the old town from the effects of modernisation and development.  The narrow lanes and small squares remain much as they were 500 years ago.  Discover the fascinating history behind this delightful ancient town, before enjoying free time to stroll in the delightful town and harbour.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes, depending on weather for the day. 

  • Walking information: Walking involved (distance in meters/type of terrain):   Up to 2 km for participants to enjoy all elements of the excursion. The guide will offer guided tours at Pembroke Castle and Tenby, but guests may explore independently should they wish.  Mixed terrain with steps. Limitations for guests with walking difficulties. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.