Things to do near Manorbier beach

Things to do on the Wales Coast Path near Manorbier beach.

Travellers on the All Wales Path, on reaching Manorbier beach, might well be tempted to visit Manorbier Castle, just a short walk from the beach. The old castle has seen many travellers in its day and indeed was the birthplace of Wales’ first travel writer from as far back as medieval times.

Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis, was born at Manorbier Castle in 1146. Gerald, who was of mixed Norman and Welsh blood, rose to become archdeacon of Brecon and during his lifetime he travelled far and wide as a chronicler of his times ….much like many of today’s travellers on the All Wales Path.