Meet our Guides

Alex

Tour Guide

Alex has been a guide all over Pembrokeshire, and has recently joined the Pembroke Castle team.

Mastermind Topic

Social History, Folk Lore and the gory punishments of the medieval past.

Fun Fact

'The medieval world had an answer for everything, from how to catch a unicorn to the many uses of wee.'

David

Tour Guide

David has worked all over Europe and is now back home in Pembrokeshire.  He teaches, lectures, and is a multilingual Blue Badge guide for the whole of Wales, as well as having been a guide at Pembroke Castle.

Mastermind Topic

Welsh, French & German Language Tours

Fun Fact

"My family have been associated with Pembroke Castle and its estate since the 1300s - or so they tell me!"

Gareth

Tour Guide

Gareth is a retired secondary school history teacher! That’s good news and bad news! Good news is he is quite knowledgeable about the history of the castle; the bad news is he can talk for Wales!! His stories are interesting but also full of fun; join him to find out about this wonderful castle.

Mastermind Topic

William Marshal, the builder of this magnificent castle; and the Tudors, with a different slant about the importance of women in the founding of the Tudor dynasty. 

Howard

Tour & Ghost Tour Guide

Howard is a Lancastrian enjoying retirement in Pembroke, and has been a guide for so many years now, he can even tell you historical stories about himself.  If you seek stories that spook, he's your man.

Mastermind Topic

Medieval history, William Marshal, Hevry VII, Margaret Beaufort, Ghost Stories, Children's Tours, talking for hours, and the medieval uses of urine

Fun Fact

Howard has recently discovered that he has an Earl of Pembroke in his family tree.

Larry

Tour Guide

Martin

Tour Guide

Martin used to teach Welsh to adults, so Welsh history is a special interest of his; and doing lots of school tours at the castle, gave him the idea of helping out in schools occasionally.

Mastermind Topic

Welsh History, Welsh Language Tours

Fun Fact

"Our castle is very much about our heroes, who changed the course of history, and I have met many visitors who can trace their ancestry back to them. Also surprising is how various coincidences made Pembroke so important."

Pauline

Tour Guide

Pauline is a retired head teacher who never had an interest in history until she came to Pembroke Castle.  Now she loves telling the stories of the people involved in the castle's history.

Matermind Topic

William Marshal, a great knight that few have heard about, yet he played such an important part in the history of Britain.

Fun Fact

"Puffins and Penguins are my secret love...such beautiful funny birds, the clowns of sea birds!"

Sue

Tour Guide

Sue used to work for British Airways and now lives with her family on a smallholding where she splits her time between talking to her dog, chickens and pigs.

Mastermind Topic

Tudors (especially Lady Margaret Beaufort), School Tours, French & German Language Tours, Chickens, Pigs, the Marvel Universe

Fun Fact

"I am a firm believer in guided tours, so much so that when my husband tried to propose at the top of Machu Picchu I refused to listen to him as I was following the guide."