Pembroke Town West Wales, with its castle and long heritage, is a great place for a visit. Dating back to around 1093, Pembroke has a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs among the local shops.
Along Pembroke’s Main Street are numerous fine old buildings where you’ll find a variety of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. There are also delis, a supermarket, takeaways and other facilities.
Pembroke - dates back to before Roman times, but it was not until the Normans that the town begins to take shape.
A road running the full length of Pembroke is called The Main Street, on it you will find an array of Tudor and Georgian houses, two historic churches and a pleasant mixture of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Pembroke History - dates back to before Roman times, but it was not until the Normans that the town begins to take shape.
Rhys ap Tewdwr, ruler of South Wales, died in 1093, and Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury took over and began to build what is now Pembroke Castle.
King Stephen gave Pembroke to Gilbert de Clare and named him the first Earl of Pembroke.
William Marshall, one of the foremost knights of medieval Europe was named Marshall the new Earl of Pembroke.
William Marshall’s (the King Maker) sons took over the castle in the fullness of time and were forced to pay a large fee of £100 to ensure that Llewelyn the Great did not sack the town or castle in 1220.
Pembroke Shops - has a good selection of local craft shops and farm shops, all within walking distance of the car parks and Castle.
Pembroke Castle – is a magnificent castle steeped in welsh history. Henry VII was born here in 1457, Roger Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury established the castle as a timber structure in 1093. A century later, the castle was given by Richard I to William Marshal, who became one of the most powerful men in 12th-century Britain. He rebuilt Pembroke Castle in stone, creating most of the structure that remains today. The castle is open to the public and is the largest privately owned castle in Wales.
Today Pembroke Castle is one of Wales best know tourist attractions and makes a great day out for all the family.