Roch Castle, Roch Pembrokeshire SA62 6AQ, UNITED KINGDOM
Dating back to the 12th century, Roch Castle offers guest accommodation, set on a rocky outcrop over looking St Brides Bay. Roch Castle offers free parking and WiFi.
Since its total restoration in 2009, Roch Castle has been leased a new life. Its historic footprint remains intact, from the circular entrance hall with exposed rock, to the strangely shaped room at the very top where the myth of Adam de Rupe lives on. But, it is more than just a fortress. It is spectacular. The five-foot thick walls enclose an aristocratic dining room and intimate chapel to remind us of its past, whilst the enormous bath tubs, high end luxury beds and glorious Sun Room, with floor to ceiling glass walls, have preserved the castle for another century of life.
Inside and outside is equal in stature. Step out to the fourth floor viewing platform, look south past the prominent turrets to snapshot Skomer Island emerging from St Brides Bay, west to the St Davids Peninsula jutting out into the Celtic Sea, and north to the rolling Preseli Hills heading into the heart of Wales, for views revere.
Each guest room has en suite bathroom facilities. Some bathrooms come with a shower while others come with a separate bath and shower. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. There is also a TV with DVD player, iPod dock, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities.
Around 9 miles east of St David’s, Roch Castle is around 28 miles from the popular resort of Tenby and neighbouring Saundersfoot. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is around 30 minutes’ drive.