The seaside village of Manorbier straddles a deep valley and is dominated by a magnificent Norman castle which is still privately owned, but open to the public from April to September. Gerald the Welshman was born here in 1145, and the castle has had a close attachment to the community ever since.
Manorbier is an attractive, yet sleepy little village set in beautiful countryside and surrounded by many marvellous walks. Designated as a conservation area in 1997, by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the village remains one of the prettiest places in Pembrokeshire, no matter what the season. Take a wander to the pretty church on the opposite side of the valley and explore the beautiful beach below.
Take a wander to the pretty church on the opposite side of the valley and explore the beautiful beach below. A stroll up the main street brings you to the well-stocked general store and Post Office, perfectly located for those last minute necessities.
With its close proximity to the well-known towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot, you really do get the best of both worlds with this village, waking each morning in rural tranquillity and seaside shopping and socialising at just a stones throw away.
Bushcraft activities are catered for the curious novice to the more intrepid and courses are tailored to families, individuals and groups.
Buzzard Chris Bushcraft will offer you a wide range of bushcraft activities, such as fire making & fire by friction (bow-drill), tree/plant ID & uses, shelter construction, woodland crafts, knife, axe & saw use, safety and carving techniques, tracking, cordage, bow making & archery, atlatl & dart making and more.
All abilities are welcome.
Castle Inn is an 18th Century character pub located a 5 minute walk from the beach and Norman castle in Manorbier.
Its the only pub in the village, serving home-made pub food,real draft ales and a good selection of wine and spirits.
Its has a beer garden, real open fire and shows all the popular matches on Sky Sports.
Castlemead Hotel is located in the village of Manorbier a 5 minute walk from the dog friendly beach and castle.
Nestling at the head of a small wooded valley, Castlemead is set in 1/2 acre of mature grounds & lawns with extensive views across Manorbier Bay, the Norman Church and Castle.
Recently awarded 4 stars by the AA and Visit Wales, Castlemead offers a daily changing menu using local seasonal produce whenever possible.
So whether it's alfresco dining on the lawn in the summer, or drinks in- front of a roaring fire in the colder months, it's a place for all seasons.
Children menus available and they have storage areas for kayaks, canoes or surf boards.
One of the prettiest beaches in Pembrokeshire, overlooked by the impressive medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century church. The beach itself is sandy, with rocks and rockpools at either end and a pebble bank along the high tide mark, and is very popular with surfers. It is home to a stone cromlech known as the King's Quoit. To find it, follow the signs from the A4139 onto the B4585. Parking is available in a National Trust Car Park above the beach and along the low cliff at the northern end of the beach. Toilets can be found in the large car park and shops and a pub in the village.
Conquered by a Norman knight in 1003, this castle was initially built in Motte-and-Bailey before being refortified in stone. This castle is full of history after being attacked twice during minor wars and it was seized during the English Civil War. In the late 1800's, repairs took place on the building and castle walls.
This castle is now closed until March 2015.
Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Skrinkle Haven beach is a sandy/shingly cove between Old Castle Head and Lydstep Point, 1 mile south-east of Manorbier village. Skrinkle Haven is accessed via its neighbour, Church Doors which is a little cove with two high-arched caves in the cliffs which resemble the doors of a church. The two coves are separated by a tall thin limestone ridge. At low tide it is possible to walk around the ridge, but only for a short period of time. There is also a narrow cave linking the two coves - care is needed as the cave is slippery and one end is in a rock pool. Access to Church Doors is via 140 metal steps.
The Potting Shed is a lovely tea rooms located in Manorbier garden centre serving Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Tea. Delicious home cooked food and cakes to choose from. Either sit inside or relaxing outside on their lovely patio.
Tudor Lodge is a popular family friendly pub restaurant where you can call in for a delicious meal or simply a relaxing glass of wine after a long day. With an outside eating area and a children's play area, this is a great place for families in the summer, and their real log fires also make it a favourite for winter visits. They do weekly curry nights and steak nights, as well as seasonal specials and a very popular Sunday Lunch menu!