Cilgeran Castle

Perched on the edge of a steep gorge above the river Teifi, the Normans first built and earth-and-timber castle here around 900 years ago. Lost and won several times over, it was the Marshal family, earls of Pembroke, who raised the imposing stone castle seen today.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

April to October: 10am - 5pm. November to March, Mon-Sat: 10am - 4pm.

Admission charges

Adults - £3.20, Family - £9.20, Consession - £2.80

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The sword in the stone - Cilgerran Castle

  • 13 July 2015 11am-2pm

During renovations of Cilgerran Castle in the 1960s, a young boy playing in the castle discovered a sword sticking out from a pile of the rubble. It was discovered that the sword was a Civil War mortuary sword and it now stands in the National Museum of Cardiff.

But who did the sword belong to? Why did it get left behind?

For this year's British Festival of Archaeology, Cadw is asking visitors to create 20-word stories about the sword and what happened that resulted in it being left behind, entries will go on display around the castle before historian Glen Johnson fills in details of the sword's past during a talk on the Civil War in Pembrokeshire.


Cilgeran Castle
SA43 3SF




01239 621339

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