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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Based around a 13th century fortified house
The original 'castle' was a 13th century fortified hall house built by Sir John Wogan, Justiciar of Ireland from 1295-1313. The Wogan family, through their direct descendants, the Philipps family, are still at Picton 800 years later!
The Phillips's were one of the leading gentry families of south west Wales, and it was thanks to a 20th century Philipps that Pembroke Castle was restored to its medieval grandeur after a period of decay.
But back to Picton; the 13th-century house was later enclosed by a walled yard that is presumed to be medieval. The mansion is surrounded by 40 acres of very popular woodland gardens, with a restored walled garden, fernery, and fountain.
The gardens participate in the Royal Horticultural Society Regional Garden Scheme, and showcase impressive collections of embothrium, eucryphia, and rhododendrons. There is also an art gallery with a changing programme of events.
About Picton Castle
Address: Picton, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62 4AS
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 2 miles south of the A40
Website: Picton Castle
Phone: 01437 751 326
Historic Houses Association
OS: SN011 132
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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