The castle was built by Gerald de Windsor, an Anglo-Norman baron, at the end of the 11th Century, though evidence of settlement at the site dates back to the Iron Age.
The castle is surrounded on the north side by the tidal mill pond. The Tidal Mill lies a short walk to the west of the castle, and is worth a separate visit. Like Pembroke Castle there are often events here for visitors to enjoy, such as re-enactments and fairs.
There is car parking and a country pub near the entrance to the castle, and a walk around the tidal mill pond.
Further information is available on the website: Carew Castle.