We visited Pembroke Castle yesterday for the first time in a few years. We have visited for the Christmas Market but haven’t visited the actual castle since before my youngest was born 6 years ago…
Not much has changed – if it ain’t broke, why fix it? They have added some interactive cut outs of people who would have lived at the castle, with stories from them in Welsh and English at the push of a button. There is a new history video and an additional outdoor cafe in a small marquee for the busier months.
There was a few areas that we were not allowed to access due to maintenance work, but it is out of season so to be expected.
Watching my six year old son running around, thrilled to be inside a real castle was just brilliant. He absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go again.
We are lucky to have several fantastic castles within a short distance of our home, but Pembroke Castle is undoubtedly the best one. It even has a proper dungeon – which apparently are quite rare, and my boys were fascinated!
Another fascinating feature is Wogan Cavern – a large limestone cave right under the castle which is 12,000 years old.
Other reasons to visit Pembroke Castle are:
You can but Annual Membership for just twice the daily entrance cost – so £14 for an adult. £12 for a child.
Residents of Pembrokeshire can buy Annual Membership for just £7.70 and £6.60 for a child for a whole years entry to the castle from the date you first visit.
10% off cafe and shop purchases with Annual Membership.
Indoor cafe serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and light bites.
Lots of events throughout the year including Dragon Days, Knight School, Falconry Displays and more.
Certain special events require a separate ticket purchase but most are included in your ticket.. Full details are on the website.
It has the tallest Keep in the UK.
It is one of the best preserved and most impressive castles in the country.
Open all year round (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day).
Have you visited Pembroke Castle?