Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PEMBROKE CASTLE


PEMBROKE CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

A timber castle that was built in 1093 and is surrounded on three sides by water. The round 75 feet high keep, the outer walls and the towers were constructed in stone between 1190 and 1245. It was severely damaged after being captured in the Civil War but was repaired in 1880 and then restored in the 1920's.

At the same time as the castle was being rebuilt in stone in the 13th century, the town was protected by a defensive wall with six towers and three gatehouses, parts of which remain.


Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans Photo Luc Hermans
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Charles Taylor Town wall photo Andrew Tivenan Town wall photo Andrew Tivenan Town wall photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
In the town centre
Pembroke SA71 4LA

 



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