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Visiting Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’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.

Carew Castle

The site also incorporates 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.

Carew's early Christian cross dedicated to Maredudd ap Edwin an 11th Century Welsh prince.
The Castle boasts an early Christian cross dedicated to Maredudd ap Edwin an 11th century Welsh prince.

Guided Tours
There are free guided tours at the Castle daily* at 10.30am and 2.30pm, excluding school holidays. 
*Subject to availability. Please call us on 01646 651782 to guarantee a tour will be available for your visit.

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 RADA key, please ask in the Mill for this). A mobility scooter is available for hire on request from the Castle Visitor Centre.

A hearing loop is located in the Castle Visitor Centre.

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

Car Parking
There is ample free parking for cars and coaches in the main Castle car park. There is a second parking area 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.

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

Dog Friendly
Well behaved dogs are welcome everywhere on site with the exception of inside Nest Tearoom; please keep them on a short lead.

Carew Castle
A family on a walk around the Carew Millpond.