Manorbier Castle is a romantic Norman Castle in a fairy tale setting by the sea. It is privately owned and within 100 yards of the beach. The castle is approached up a long sweeping drive, over a wooden bridge, across the moat into the inner bailey. Within the castle walls are beautiful gardens, the old vaulted chapel which is licensed for wedding ceremonies, the keep, towers and a private house, built into the castle walls. With such a splendid setting overlooking a beautiful unspoilt beach, families love to explore Manorbier Castle and bring a little bit of history to life. The impressive Great Hall, Chapel and Turrets are dotted with life size figures - see children of the Tudor period and some prisoners in the dungeon. Enjoy delicious light bites and refreshments in the stylish cafe. Before you leave, take a moment to sit in the walled gardens designed by Daphne Shackleton one of Irelands foremost plantswomen, and just soak up the wonderful atmosphere that time has passed by.
Being a book called Top 100 Attractions in Wales, you'd obviously expect some of the biggest and best attractions in Wales to be featured within its pages, and you would of course be absolutely correct. But at Top 100 Attractions, we actually specialize just as much in hidden gem attractions as we do the more obvious ones, this brings me nicely onto Manorbier Castle. Nestled perfectly in the picturesque village of Manorbier at the south of the county, Manorbier Castle, although not seeing a huge amount of military activity, has quite a large amount of historical importance. Being home to knights, important scholars, and princes alike, Manorbier Castle is one of those castles that you just cannot help but fall in love with straight away, in fact speaking of love, the castle has now become a perfect location to marry your beloved, as well as being a location used by film directors.
Lamphey Hall is one of the old guards in this book, having been endorsed now for the fourth time. Tucked away on the far south western corner of the welsh coast, quietly sequestered in the village of Lamphey; Lamphey Hall Hotel
Portclew House is a luxuriously appointed Grand Country Mansion, situated next to a sheltered bay, in the historical village of Freshwater. Grade II Listed, this deluxe Mansion is set within 3 acres of stunning grounds,