It is a castle in the parish of Carew in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The famous Carew family, which is named after this site, still own the castle and lease it to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for management.
WHY THIS PLACE
The current castle, which replaced an earlier stone fortress, is built almost entirely from local carboniferous limestone, save for some Tudor architectural features, such as window frames, made from imported Cotswold stone. Although originally a Norman fortress, the castle retains a mixture of architectural styles as modifications were made to the structure over successive centuries. The entrance to the internal infirmary is through a dry pit with a barbican and a guardhouse. The front of the castle had three D-shaped towers and crenelated walls. The back of the castle has two large round towers. In the 16th century, the northern defensive wall was converted into a Tudor strip, with ornate windows and a long gallery. The outer wing features earthworks that were built by royalist defenders during the English Civil War in the 1640s.
The use of the site for military purposes dates back at least 2000 years.