Carew Castle - Added to Castles & Fortifications in the Cymru Wales region on the map at

I have has just added this to the UK Map of places to fly your Drone at


Flying in or over Carew Castle is subject to strict rules, my question is to what area does this apply to, i.e is it legal to fly from the car park opposite the Castle its self.

A lot of things have happened in 2 years, If it is EH or NT ,probably rules of “no fly overs” would not be allowed.

The castle is managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Their document about the castle doesn’t mention drones.

Their site does have a drone policy - that seems to be mainly concerned with wildlife - and indeed seems quite liberal in its attitude toward drones compared to other such organisations …

By following this advice you can enjoy flying your drone without breaking the law, harming protected wildlife or impacting on the enjoyment of other people.


At last somewhere that has taken a positive approach to drone flying.
Well done Pembrokeshire !.



I think Carew Castle rules on Drone flights are controlled by Cadw, who have very strict guidelines which can be read here.

What I need to know is to what extent do these rules extend to I will ring and find out and keep you informed of the outcome.



I have spoken to someone at Carew Castle and have been informed that due to the number of conplaints by members of the public that drone flights are no longer alllowed .

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Which legislation/ruling/by-laws are they using to enforce this?

I never asked, perhaps using the power of Grey Arrows Club UK they would tell you.

They did also say that the ban includes the car park opposite the Castle.

What a load of Bollocks !.

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Lol that’s what I thought.

Perhaps Drone Scene should take up the case, im sure that they would like the publicity (not)

It’s on NT land, they own a lot of land in Pembrokeshire, it’s difficult to find exactly where, I’ve asked them to supply a map showing exactly where there land is. I will update when I know more.

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I find this site very informative

enter a post code and it shows all NT owned property

wow, I was gonna take the drone there and get some shots of the castle

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