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School visits to Carew Castle and 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.

The site also incorporates the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, an 11th century Celtic cross, and a Medieval bridge.

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
A school visit to Carew Castle and Tidal Mill.

The programme on offer is varied and covers a range of heritage education activities, exploring the history of the Castle and its inhabitants. Most of the sessions focus on the Tudor period of history and provide a living history experience.

The Great Tournament
Through mime and storytelling pupils decorate the hall and prepare food, drinks and entertainment ready for the Great Tournament of 1507.

Castle Life
Children are guided through the Castle discovering what life would have been like, before settling by the fire for a storytelling session and learning more about Castle life.

Tudor Tales
The Lord is due to arrive at the Castle any minute! Pupils help the Castle servants prepare for his arrival, trying activities including weaving, cooking, masonry, pottery, calligraphy and even performing a Tudor play!

Guided Tours
Explore the towers, halls and rooms as we paint a vivid picture of life in a Castle.

Contact the Castle to discuss your needs or to make a booking on 01646 651782 or


Booking and costs
Booking fees

  • Half day: £2.50 per child
  • Full day: £4.50 per child.

A minimum booking fee of £75 applies to school bookings.

Transport costs
We have an agreement with some local coach companies regarding transport costs.

For more information or to make a booking call 01646 651782 or email