Pembrokeshire and its Visitor Attractions
The Pembrokeshire coastline is one of the most dramatic and beautiful seascapes in the whole of Britain. Rugged cliffs, sheltered coves and picture-postcard villages contribute the grandeur and splendour of this idyllic region.
The coastline of Pembrokeshire, despite being lashed by Atlantic waves, boasts a variety of fine beaches including East Llanion, Newgate and St Brides. Historical buildings such as Haverfordwest Castle and Llawhaden Castle offer reminders of a diverse Celtic history.
Its also worth visiting the Bro Meigan Gardens for a serene and picturesque diversion. In addition, Caldey Island, with its Cistercia Abbey, is also well worth a visit.
It is possible to enjoy every kind of adventure from climbing and caving, coasteering and diving, as well as golf, fishing, sailing, pony trekking and walking. Fresh Adventures Ltd at Freshwater East in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park offers all sorts of out door activities to suit any age.
The region is also well known for top class surfing and for those who enjoy messing about in boats, the Milford Haven Waterway, Britain’s largest deep water port and the Daugleddau Estuary are popular venues.
Pembrokeshire Water Sports in Pembroke and the Cleddau River Centre both offer tuition in boating and sailing and at Llysfran Country Park, the fresh water fishing is second to none.
For walkers, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has some of the most spectacular cliff-scenery in Britain.
History and Culture
Pembrokeshire has a history which dates back to ancient times and it is known that both the Romans and the Vikings visited the area. The Tudor Dynasty began at Pembroke Castle when Henry V11 was born there in 1457.
Also worth visiting is Carew Castle, which is around 1000 years old and the 12th century gatehouse and vaulted chapel at ruined Manorbier Castle, which are very well preserved.
Bishop’s Palace in Lamphey is another impressive historical site which has recently been tastefully renovated and features a programme of events during the summer months.
The magnificent Cathedral of St David’s, is another major attraction. Founded in 1181, this wonderful building is open ever day of the year apart from Christmas.