Carew is situated on the Carew river, four miles east of Pembroke. This tiny hamlet is dominated by the 13th century castle that stands proud over the millpond. 

What's in Carew?


Carew Karting, 1½ miles from the village offers adrenalin fuelled excitement . 


Carew Castle is undoubtedly one of Pembrokeshire's finest castles and historically most important. It was occupied continuously from the 12th to the 17th centuries by which time it had been transformed into a magnificent Elizabethan mansion by Sir John Perrot. With its busy programme of pageants and re-enactments during the summer months it's a must for the visitor.

The Carew Cross is a royal memorial to Mareddud ap Edwin, joint ruler of the kingdom of Deheubarth (South West Wales) who was killed in 1035. This fine Celtic Cross is one of Wales' most famous monuments.

Carew Tidal Mill is a fascinating French mill, restored by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority in 1972. It is the only intact tidal mill in Wales and is well worth a visit.

3 miles to the west of Carew along the A477 is Upton Castle, the grounds of which are open to the public and contain no fewer than 250 species of trees and shrubs.

Less than a mile from the village is Carew Cheriton Control Tower. A unique World War II RAF control tower (Watch Office) a 1940's Avro Anson aircraft and nearby air raid shelter; lovingly refurbished by the community as a living memorial to those who served at Carew.

Food and drink

Carew village has a very hospitable pub, The Carew Inn


There are plenty of small camp sites, caravan sites and a few large holiday parks nearby. There are some quality B&Bs and hotels in the vicinity and in nearby St Florence. There are plenty of rural self catering cottages all around the surrounding villages.

The History of Carew

Carew history has been dated as far back as the Bronze Age but the village grew up to serve the Norman castle in the 13th century . The castle's history is a varied one: changing owners; undergoing extensions and renovations and a ghost!

Finding Carew

 Such a beautiful idyllic place to holiday and I've been visiting every year since I was a child. Would definitely recommend it as top spot to take a break. 
Louise, Wolverhampton
 - Carew Castle
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