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Information on Wales including Welsh history, walks in Wales, activities, events, Welsh food. Visit Wales.

Pembrokeshire

Information on Pembrokeshire's National Park, its coastal path, beaches, castles, wildlife and things to do in Pembrokeshire.
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Travel

Pembrokeshire can be accessed by public transport. Check the link for train, coach and ferry information (Traveline Cymru). The cottage is only a mile from the train terminal at Fishguard Harbour, Goodwick. There are regular bus services within the county. Coastal buses run up and down the National Park coastline, ensuring that the entire length of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, is accessible by public transport, enabling you to walk the coast path in one direction without having to re-trace your steps (Pembrokeshire Greenways)

Walking

There are planned walkes within Wales and Pembrokeshire.

Horseriding

There are several riding stables in the county that trek across beaches and through woods, one of these being at Maesgwynne Riding Stables, Fishguard. Tel: 01348872659 Also at Nolton Haven.

Cycling

There are cycle routes across Fishguard and the county and more and more tracks are being created for cyclists.

Golf

Golf clubs in the Fishguard area include: Priskilly Forest Golf Club St Davids Golf Club Newport Golf Club

Helicopter rides

Experience the thrill of flying in a Jet Ranger Helicopter capable of carrying up to 4 passengers, over fabulous Pembrokeshire scenery. Helecharter Wales are based at Haverfordwest Airport

Sports

Fishguard Sports centre with facilities including a 20 metre swimming pool, fitness suite and tennis courts. Tel: 01348874514

Due to the coastal location of Pembrokeshire, there are many activities that involve either surfing, diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing etc. Both Thousand Islands and Venture Jet offer wildlife adventure trips.

Fishing sites in Pembrokeshire for game, coarse and sea fishing can be located at Pembrokeshire Angling

Dolphins, whales and seals can be experienced with Sea Trust. These can often be seen off the north Pembrokeshire coast.

Bird watching

Strumble Head is a peninsula just 5 miles west of Fishguard. There is an observation building overlooking the sea which is used as shelter for bird watchers as many migrating birds have been seen here as well as porpoise and grey seals. On a small islet off Strumble Head called Ynys Meical there is an unmanned and automatic lighthouse, the light of which can be seen by shipping at a range of 26 miles.

Ferry to Ireland

Details of crossings to Ireland can be accessed on Stenaline along with information on day trips as well.

Ancient sites

Castell Henllys is a hilltop fort of Iron Age roundhouses and are the only ones in the UK that have been rebuilt in exactly the same place as the original Iron Age dwellings. The fortress was reconstructed much as it would have been over 2,000 years ago. It is north of Fishguard on the road between Newport and Cardigan and over looked by the Preseli Hills.

Pembrokeshire Castles

Pembroke castle – this is the birthplace of Henry V11 who fled with Jasper Tudor during the Wars of the Roses. It was used by many barons who played leading roles in shaping Britain's history.

Picton castle – used for events as well as its grand gardens and house tours. There are over 40acres of woodland with nearly 2 miles of paths. The children's woodland trail is free; all they have to do is find the clues, solve the riddles and win a prize. There is also a real maze and a children's adventure playground. A programme of events is available on its web site.

Carew castle – one of the few castles to display the development of Norman fortification to Elizabethan country house. Archeological excavations have uncovered evidence of settlement possible dating back some 2,000 years. Carew Mill is the only restored tidal mill in Wales and one of only five in Britain.

Manorbier castle – a Norman castle and the birthplace of Gerald of Wales. Renowned for his chronicles and descriptions of life in his time, he described Manorbier as the pleasantest spot in Wales.

St David's cathedral

The site of St David's cathedral was once the monastery built by St David in the 6th century. The cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for many thousands of years and remains a church surviving a living community.

Woollen mills

There are only 2 working mills in Pembrokeshire. One is at Castle Morris, Melin Tregwynt, which is not far from Fishguard. It's a traditional water powered mill built on a site dating back to the 17th Century. It produces exclusive Welsh designs on blankets, throws and cushions, accessories and clothing that combine authentic Welsh tradition with innovation and modern design. Today much of its production is exported abroad. The other is Solva Woollen Mill which specialises in the production of flat woven floor coverings that are woven from 100% pure wool carpet yarns.

Fun for youngsters

There are several activity centres to attract the young. Some of these are Oakwood Theme Park for rides on the wild side and its indoor family entertainment centre to include ten pin bowling. Folly Farm adventure park at Kilgetty, Ocean Lab to visit Ollie the octopus at Fishguard Harbour, Paintball and laser combat at Cenarth, north of Fishguard, Quad biking at Ritec Valley, Penally near Tenby, Clerkenhill adventure farm and Frizbee Golf course at Slebech, Haverfordwest.

Art Galleries/Art courses

There are many art galleries in Fishguard and throughout the county of Pembrokeshire. Art courses can be taken at Nant y Coy Arts, Treffgarne Gorge between Fishguard and Haverfordwest. Nant y Coy is an exciting restored and revitalised old Mill which holds exhibitions and events programmes in its Galleries and Studio.

Food and drink

A vineyard, Cwm Deri Vineyard, is situated at Martletwy. Cwm Deri Estate is a working smallholding, which first opened to the public in 1992 and now offers the very best of Pembrokeshire produce including wines, liqueurs, alcohol-free wines, preserves, cheese, cakes or ice cream. A chance to stroll through the vineyard and be surrounded by the Pembrokeshire National Park makes Cwm Deri a unique attraction. There is a pets' corner with pygmy goats, sheep, fowl, rabbits, guinea pigs etc.

Pembrokeshire cheeses