Carew Cross

Carew Cross

Discover ancient Welsh history

A wonderful (and free!) place to visit is the Carew Cross monument in front of Carew Castle.

The extraordinary 4m cross stands alone and dates from the 11th century.

You'll be impressed with this unusual, intricately carved Celtic cross which is believed to be a memorial to a fallen Welsh king.

The Latin inscription on the base translates to 'The Cross of Margiteut son of Etguin' and may be referring to a descendant of Hywel Dda - a lawmaker who ruled an ancient kingdom called Deheubarth.

This monument is so integral to Welsh history that it was actually grade I listed in 1970.

Feel the sunlight on your face as you discover more about one of the finest early Christian monuments in Wales.

It even inspired the logo for the Welsh government historical association, Cadw.

Visit nearby Carew Castle

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill’s rich history crosses over 2,000 years.

As you gaze up at the strong stones, you'll see the evolution from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house.

Breathe in the fresh air at this captivating place in rural Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

You may even come across the famous Carew Castle ghosts - a white lady, a Barbary ape, a Celtic warrior, and a kitchen boy rattling the pots and pans in the kitchen.

Stand in the stunning location and hear the sounds of birds trilling, wings flapping and frogs croaking as you overlook a 23-acre millpond.

Discover more Welsh heritage

Park across the road from Lamphey Bishop's Palace and get ready to be lost in a medieval building a few miles east of Pembrokeshire.

This ancient monument welcomes dogs on leads and has disabled access to the grounds through a side gate.

Or hear the echo of footsteps when you step into Manorbier Castle, five miles southwest of Tenby.

Smell the flowers as you stroll around a Norman castle, built in the 12th century, and see if you can spot the sea from the windows.

Move towards the beach and wander the coastal path. This stunning location will take your breath away - find a picturesque spot overlooking the sheltered beach, with fabulous coastal views.

If you've packed a picnic, now's the time to lay out the blanket and unpack your sandwiches. Tuck into your tasty treats with a gorgeous view in the sunshine.

The Carew Cross is perfectly placed for a fun-filled day out, exploring the beautiful settings Pembrokeshire has to offer.

Carew Inn,
Pembrokeshire,
GB SA70 8SL

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