SS 064-978 Pembrokeshire Wales
Manorbier Castle was originally an 11th century fortified manor house, founded by Odo de Barri. In the 12th century, William de Barri, founded the stone castle, when adding a great square tower and a fine hall block. In the 13th century, the inner and outer wards were given curtain walls flanked by round and D-shaped towers. The inner ward is almost intact, with a gatehouse, the Great Hall, a chapel and battlements crowning the curtain wall. In the outer ward, are the fragments of the curtain wall, flanked by a tower and the castle, is the birthplace of Gerald of Wales, the great 12th century scholar. 5 miles north is Carew Castle and 6 miles north-west is Pembroke Castle.
Manorbier Castle is located in the village centre, off the B1345. 6 miles south-east of Pembroke, on the B4139.
The site is managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and the castle is open daily April to September, Saturday and Sunday October, 10:00 to 6:00pm, check website for details.
There is a car park.