Located on the Carew river, four miles east of Pembroke, and just over six miles from Tenby, sits the little village of Carew. Carew’s history has been dated back to the Bronze Age, but the village didn’t begin to develop until the original owners of Carew Castle needed to house their staff. The village is set in a real beauty spot, surrounded by rolling fields, medieval bridges and really can offer a fabulous base for your Pembrokeshire adventure.
Carew is dominated by one of Pembrokeshire’s most majestic castles. Built in the 13th century and brimming with historic facts, royal links and ghostly tales, Carew Castle is sure to impress visitors of any age. Refashioned in the Tudor period by Sir John Perrot, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, the castle was transformed into a beautiful fortress.
Carew Castle’s position also incorporates a medieval bridge, an imposing 11th century Celtic cross, the only restored tidal mill in Wales and a picnic area with one of the most picturesque views in the county, all connected by a charming mile long circular walk which enjoys uninterrupted views of the castle and surrounding countryside. The path is fairly flat and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.
There are also other wonderful walks to discover, one stretching out as far as Lawrenny- just look out for the footpath signs and take in the gorgeous countryside air and views.
Opposite the castle is the Carew Inn, a family run establishment that serves beautiful food, including great BBQ’s throughout the summer holiday period, and also has entertainment on a weekly basis.
Carew is only a short drive to some of Pembrokeshire's most beautiful beaches and historic towns.
Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.
Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.
Carew Cheriton control tower museum, restored to original state as part of a community project. A lasting memorial to all who served on the airfield through two world wars. The airmen who main the supreme sacrifice during those years. A structure for educational use focused on school and group visits who are studying this period of modern day history. A tourist attraction offering a wartime experience.
The perfect place to stop for lunch after a wander around Carew Castle and it's surrounding Mill Pond, as it is situated just opposite. The Carew Inn is a traditional family-run pub serving real ales and home cooked food. With views of the 2000 year old castle, sit outside on a summers day in either the front terrace or rear garden, or go along for a traditional Sunday Lunch. With special curry nights and steak nights all year round; and family friendly barbecues and free live music through the summer.
Dogs welcomed in the marquee and outside areas.
Every Sunday, Carew Airfield welcomes you to visit the Carew Market and Boot Sale. With a wide number of stalls, Carew Market has a range of products on offer including local produce, clothing, plants, DIY and gardening equipment and much more! Car booters are welcomed to set up between 7am and 9am, with fees starting from £8. The market is then open to the public between 8am and 3pm. The market runs every Sunday including Bank Holidays. Dogs on leads are permitted. Free parking.
The Milton Brewery is a traditional pub covered in ivy set in the village of Milton. It has a pool table, open fire place, wooden tables with stone walls giving it that old worldly feel. They serve home cooked traditional pub grub either in the dining room or bar area and Sunday Lunches with home-made desserts.
They have a range of real ales, wines and spirits available.
Please Note: Booking is advisable for the Sunday Lunches.