Picton Castle and Gardens

Pembrokeshire, SA62 4AS

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Picton Castle is a rare 13th-century castle with a series of elegant Georgian interiors

A venerable exterior hiding a series of 'elegant Georgian rooms': Picton Castle

The castle was built in the 13th century by Sir John Wogan, and it is still used by his descendants, the Philipps family. From the outside, the building looks like a condensed version of an Edwardian castle, but once you are past the entrance you discover that it instead of the expected inner courtyard and keep it has a series of elegant Georgian rooms more typical of a stately home.

Sir John Philipps, the sixth baronet, remodelled the interior of the castle in 1749-52, completely redecorating the house above basement level, adding new plasterwork, panelling, and sash windows and at least four marbled fireplaces. A Regency wing was added some years later.

Venue information

Opening times

21 Mar – 31 Oct
Castle and Gardens, Daily, 10am – 5pm
Gardens open all year round

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