Summer Holidays: Carew Castle

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We spent a week on holiday in Wales this summer. Carew Castle was one of the highlights.

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Where is it? Carew Castle is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, in South West Wales.

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To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) was only £15, and on the website it looked really small.

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However, when we got there, we were really impressed! There was a pirate treasure hunt for children, which my two sons loved. It involved exploring the castle for hidden clues, writing down the names from the clues, and then handing in their answers to claim a prize from a treasure chest in the shop.

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The Great Hall had a banquet display and an array of weaponry, as well as a big dressing up box full of castle-related kids’ costumes. The kitchens had tables set up with Medieval games to play, and the castle, although in ruins, had plenty of walkways and rooms and turrets and nooks to explore, all at your own pace. There was also a falconry display held twice a day, a shop, and a new cafe.

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I know in these pictures it looks like a boring old ruin, but trust me, it was bigger and more complete than it looks here! If you are ever in Pembrokeshire I highly recommend Carew Castle.

For more information visit their website here.

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