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Manorbier, Carew Castle and Lamphrey Bishops Palace

Updated: Dec 24, 2022

Please note: I visited this area in 2012 so some of the below information may be out of date.


Saturday 5th May 2012

Arrived at Manorbier Youth Hostel last night - the hostel is situated on top of the cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel and there are nice views across the water.


After breakfast this morning I left the hostel and headed out to Carew Castle and Tidal Mill (link).

Carew Casle

Carew Castle is one of the few castles that shows the evolution of a Norman Castle to an Elizabethan country house. From the castle there is a walk beside the Carew river to the Carew Tidal Mill, the only restored tidal mill in Wales and one of only five in Britain.

Carew Tidal Mill

From the Tidal Mill, I crossed the mill pond (which is formed from the Carew River) and made my way back along the opposite side of the river to Carew. Here I had a nice lunch of mushroom soup at the Carew Inn - a welcome treat after the cold of the walk!

Carew Castle, across the Carew River

After I had finished lunch I headed off again to the Bishops Palace at Lamphrey, a country retreat of the medieval bishops of St. Davids.

The Bishops Palace at Lamphrey

Once I had finished exploring the palace I returned to the Youth Hostel for dinner. Tomorrow I'm heading back home.

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