Manorbier - Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Southern Section.
Pronounced 'Manner Beer', this location is simply dominated by its majestic castle and wild beach making it a classically Welsh overnight stop on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Voted one of the most Romantic Locations in Wales by National Geographic, whether that bears out for you or not you will find a small but pleasant feudal manor village of leafy little lanes, medieval strip fields, a breath-taking castle, church and a restored “Beer House” and Dovecote.
The 12th Century traveller, Gerald of Wales who heralded from the castle called it “the most delectable spot in Wales” and in more recent times it became a favourite haunt of the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf.
Centre stage is the dramatic 12th Century Norman walled Manorbier Castle perched on a gorse covered bed of rock with commanding views over the sandy beach.
Complete with Dungeons, a great hall, walled gardens and secret passages try and get a visit in to enjoy superb views over the coastline from the ramparts.
You may recognise it as it’s starred in a BBC shooting of C S Lewis’s classic The Chronicles of Narnia as well as the film I Capture the Castle. Today the wild windswept beach below is a popular one for surfers and for the visiting Pembrokeshire Coast Path walker the village has a well-stocked shop, excellent licensed tea rooms at Beach Break and the Castle Inn. For accommodation there is a hotel offering fine dining on its terrace overlooking the sea and one or two more standard B&B options. It’s a great place to stay with the chance to walk below the castle walls to the empty beach after dinner to watch the sun go down over the ocean.