Filming and Press

Over the years the Castle has been used for children’s TV programmes and films.  Probably the most memorable is the BBC’s adaptation of “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe”

More recently (October 2016) Penelope Keith filmed an episode of her very popular channel 4 show “Hidden Villages” at the Castle.


Dame Emily Naper (co-owner of Manorbier Castle) being interviewed by the lovely Penelope Keith

Click Here to watch Channel 4 Hidden Villages featuring Manorbier Castle

In addition we were lucky enought to welcome Washington post journalist Stephen Brookes who wrote the wonderful article below

“I rented my 26th great-grandfather’s Welsh castle, and so could you!”

It’s early on a crisp, clear morning in July — hours before the first tourists will start to arrive — and Dame Emily Naper is walking through the ruins of her old ancestral castle, thinking about butterflies.

“Manorbier is a magical place, the most romantic castle in the world,” she says of this picturesque 12th-century manor on the rugged coast of Wales, which she inherited three years ago. “I collected butterflies and wildflowers here as a girl, and I want to keep it natural. It’s better for the imagination, don’t you think?”

For the full article please click below;

Washington Post Article on Manorbier Castle