Picton Castle and Gardens
Picton Castle and Gardens is Pembrokeshire’s finest stately home nestled in forty acres of some of the most picturesque woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales and it offers a magical day out for all the family.
Picton Castle was built in the 13th Century and is a fully developed medieval castle that was transformed into a stately home in the 18th century.
With its gatehouse entrance and towers it’s design is based upon patterns of Irish castles of the same period and is the only one of this type in the mainland UK.
Picton Castle was constructed in 1280 at the behest of Sir John de Wogan who was Justiciary of Ireland circa and later inherited into the Philipps Family, who were the most powerful family in Pembrokeshire throughout the 17th and 18th Century and prominent philanthropists. It was the last members of this family who gifted the castle, its collections and gardens to The Picton Castle Trust in 1987 to ensure the preservation of Picton Castle as part of our heritage and for the benefit of the people of Wales.
Access to the castle is by guided tour only, and tours must be booked in the gift shop.
The walled gardens is grade II listed and is full of colour and very relaxing with a beautiful water feature.
Picton Castle’s grounds is also the home of the Welsh Owl Garden, where you and the family can see some spectacular birds of prey
Open seven days a week all year round in the summer months daily 9am until 5pm in the winter months daily 10am until 4pm
Last admission 1hr minutes before closing
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th December, 1st January and possibly for weddings or special events
Entry to the Garden, which includes the Welsh Owl Garden is:
Family £27 (2 adults and 2 children)
Castle Tours are:
Season Tickets are available and offer great savings
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