Carew Castle’s rich history spans over 2,000 years and tells of knights of the realm, kingmakers, Elizabethan intrigue and Civil War devastation.

Set in a stunning location overlooking a 23-acre Millpond, the Castle is one of the most architecturally diverse in Wales; from the west a Norman fortress, yet from the north a splendid Elizabethan mansion.


The site also includes the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, an 11th century Celtic cross, a Medieval bridge and picnic area all linked by a mile-long circular walk, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, with magnificent views over the Millpond.


Dog Friendly Site

Well-behaved dogs are welcome everywhere on site with the exception of inside Nest Tearoom; please keep them on a short lead. If you need a dog bag please ask at reception.


Food and Drink

Visit the Shop and Eat section to find out more about the great selection of refreshments that is available from Nest Tearoom and Tidal Mill.

There is a picnic site situated on the north side of the Millpond with spectacular views of the Castle.



See our What’s On page to find out what’s on and book online today.



There are toilets at the Castle Visitor Centre (Please note: there are no public toilets at Carew Tidal Mill).


Crabbing on the Causeway

The causeway outside the Mill is one of the best spots for crab catching in Pembrokeshire!

The best times are around high tide when the Millpond is full.

All the kit you need to get started is available from the Mill Shop, including ice creams!


Guided Tours

We have a programme of specialist tours throughout the season including Garden Tours, Welsh Tours, Secrets of Castle Construction, Ghost Walks and Evening Tours as well as others. Please see our What’s On page.


Car Parking

There is ample free parking for cars and coaches in the main Castle car park. There is a second car park for cars on the north side of the Millpond with spectacular views across to the Castle.

There are three disabled parking spaces in the main Castle car park and limited disabled parking only at the Mill.


Getting Here

By car

Our postcode for Satnav is SA70 8SL.

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From South Wales

  • Travel west on the M4 and then the A48 towards Carmarthen.
  • Once in Carmarthen, at the first roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A40 W towards St Clears.
  • At the second roundabout, take the 1st exit, continuing on the A40.
  • At St Clears, take the 1st exit onto the A477 towards Tenby.
  • At Kilgetty continue on the A477 towards Pembroke, then follow our brown signs.

From Tenby

  • Head west from Tenby on the A4139 to Pembroke.
  • Turn right at Tenby Leisure Centre onto Clickett Lane and follow the B4318 to Sageston.
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A477, then follow our brown signs.

From Fishguard or Haverfordwest

  • From Fishguard, follow the A40 to Haverfordwest.
  • At the Withybush roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the A40.
  • At Cardigan Rd Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the A40.
  • At Scotchwell Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Narberth Rd/A40.
  • At Canaston Bridge Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A4075.
  • At the Bluestone roundabout, take the 1st exit to continue on the A4075.
  • After crossing the medieval bridge, at the brow of the hill, turn right just after the Carew Inn.

By public transport

Our nearest train stations are Pembroke Dock (5.6 miles) or Kilgetty (6.6 miles).

The  Fflecsi bus has replaced the 360 & 361 bus services. Service hours are 7.30am – 6.30pm Mon – Sat, fares start from £4 or £6 for longer journeys. To book call 0300 234 0300 or download the Fflecsi app on your smartphone.

By bicycle

The Castle 2 Castle Trail uses a multi-use path which runs alongside the A477 between Pembroke Dock and Carew.

For bike hire, servicing, spares and repairs:

Pembrokeshire Bike Hire

Pembrokeshire E-Bike Hire

Bierspool Cycles

Mike Bikes

Enterprise Bikes



There are three disabled parking spaces in the main Castle car park and limited disabled parking only at the Mill.

There is wheelchair access to the ground floor of the Castle and Mill, both shops and Nest Tearoom. The mile-long walk is also wheelchair friendly.

There are two disabled toilets situated at the Castle Visitor Centre and Mill Lane (opened with RADAR key, please ask in the Mill for this). A mobility scooter is available for hire on request from the Castle Visitor Centre (01646 651 782).

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill offers visitors with disabilities 25% off standard day admission prices.

Wheelchair users receive free entry.

One accompanying carer will receive free entry.


Admission policy for carers and visitors with disabilities

Please bring one of the following items of documentation with you:

  • Disability Living Allowance Letter (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment Letter (PIP)
  • Department for Work and Pensions Letter (DWP)
  • Blue Badge (photo ID required)
  • Signed letter from GP (photo ID required)
  • Carer’s Card/letter from Carer organisation or County Council
Mother and daughter at Carew Castle