PEMBROKESHIRE (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the south west of Wales boasting miles and miles of beautiful unspoilt coast, waterways and countryside.

The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of three national parks in Wales, the others being Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. Over the years Pembrokeshire’s beaches have received many International Blue Flag Awards, Green Coast Awards and Seaside Awards. In 2011 it had 39 beaches recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.

Industry is nowadays focused on agriculture and tourism, but historically mining and fishing were important activities. The county has a diverse geography and a complex history.

Pembrokeshire’s population was 122,400 at the 2011 census, an increase of 7.2% from the 2001 figure of 114,131.

Geography

Pembrokeshire is bordered by the sea on three sides, and by the counties of Ceredigion to the north east and Carmarthenshire to the east.

Settlements

The county town is Haverfordwest, where Pembrokeshire County Council’s headquarters are based. Other towns include Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard, Tenby, Saundersfoot, Narberth, Neyland and Newport. St David’s, in the west of the county, is the United Kingdom’s smallest city with a population of 2,000 (in 2010). Saundersfoot is the biggest village in Pembrokeshire with a population of well over 2,500.

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Narberth
Coastline

The county’s coastline includes internationally important seabird breeding sites and numerous bays and sandy beaches. Pembrokeshire contains a predominantly coastal park, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which includes a 186-mile walking trail, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. A large estuary and natural harbour at Milford Haven cuts deeply into the coast; this inlet is formed by the confluence of the Western Cleddau (which goes through Haverfordwest), the Eastern Cleddau, and rivers Cresswell and Carew. The estuary is bridged by the large Cleddau Bridge (toll bridge) which carries the A477 between Neyland and Pembroke Dock; upstream bridges span the Cleddau at Haverfordwest and Canaston Bridge.

Large bays are Newport Bay, Fishguard Bay, St Bride’s Bay and a portion of Carmarthen Bay. There are several small islands off the Pembrokeshire coast, the largest of which are Ramsey Island, Grassholm Island, Skomer Island and Caldey Island.

Geology and landscape

Pembrokeshire’s diverse range of geological features was a key factor in the establishment of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and a number of sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs).
While Pembrokeshire is not a seismically active area, two periods of activity were noted in the 19th Century. In 1873 there was a double shock (intensity: 4) in the west of the county, and a series of more pronounced activity (maximum intensity: 7) over a six-day period in August 1892.

Preseli Hills

In the north of the county are the Preseli Hills (Mynydd Preseli), a wide stretch of high moorland supporting sheep farming and some forestry, with many prehistoric sites and the probable source of the bluestones used in the construction of the inner circle of Stonehenge in England. Elsewhere in the county most of the land is used for farming of dairy cows, arable crops, oil seed rape, and the well-known Pembrokeshire potato.

Wildlife

Pembrokeshire’s wildlife is diverse, with marine, estuary, ancient woodland, moorland and farmland habitats all within the county. The response to an appeal for otter sightings in 2014 yielded more than 100 sightings. Seals, whales, dolphins and porpoises can be seen frequently off the Pembrokeshire coast.

History

By the late Roman Empire period, an Irish tribe known as the Déisi settled in the region between 350 and 400, with their realm known as Demetae. In the post-Roman period, the Irish Déisi merged with the local Welsh, with the regional name underlying Demetae evolving into Dyfed, which existed as an independent petty kingdom until its heiress, Elen, married Hywel Dda in 904. Hywel merged Dyfed with his own maternal inheritance of Seisyllwg, forming the new realm of Deheubarth (“southern district”). The region suffered from devastating and relentless Viking raids during the Viking Age, with the Vikings establishing settlements and trading posts at Haverfordwest, Fishguard and Caldey Island.

Middle Ages

Dyfed, the region of Pembrokeshire, remained an integral province of Deheubarth, but this was contested by invading Normans and Flemings who arrived between 1067 and 1111. The region became known as Pembroke (sometimes archaic “Penbroke”), after the Norman castle built in the cantref of Penfro. In 1136 Prince Owain Gwynedd sought to avenge the execution of his sister, Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, and her children; with Gwenllian’s husband the Prince Rhys, he swept down from Gwynedd with a formidable army, and at Crug Mawr near Cardigan met and destroyed a 3,000-strong Norman/Flemish army. The remnants of the Normans fled across the bridge at Cardigan which collapsed and the Teifi river is said to have been choked with drowned men-at-arms and horses. Owain’s brother Cadwallader took de Clare’s daughter Alice as his wife. Owain incorporated Deheubarth into Gwynedd, re-establishing control of the region. Princess Gwenllian is one of the best-remembered victims.

In 1138 the county of Pembrokeshire was named as a county palatine. Rhys ap Gruffydd, Gwenllian’s son, re-established Welsh control over much of the region and threatened to retake all of Pembrokeshire, but died in 1197. After Deheubarth was split by a dynastic feud, Llywelyn the Great almost succeeded in retaking the region of Pembroke between 1216 and his death in 1240.

In 1457 Henry Tudor was born at Pembroke Castle. He landed an army not far from his birthplace 28 years later in 1485; he rallied support, marched to Leicestershire and defeated the larger army of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. As Henry VII of England, he founded the House of Tudor, a dynasty that ruled England until 1603.

The Laws in Wales Act 1535 divided the county into ‘hundreds’, which followed with some modifications the boundaries of the cantrefi, ancient jurisdictions which went back to before the Norman conquest. The hundreds were (clockwise from the northeast): Cilgerran or Kilgerran, Cemais or Kemes, Dewisland or Dewsland, Roose, Castlemartin, Narberth and Dungleddy (Daugleddau). Each hundred was divided into a number of civil parishes.

During the First English Civil War (1642–1646) the county gave strong support to the Roundheads (Parliamentarians), in sharp contrast to the rest of Wales, which was staunchly Cavalier (Royalist). In spite of this an incident in Pembrokeshire triggered the opening shots of the Second English Civil War when local units of the New Model Army mutinied. Oliver Cromwell defeated the uprising at the Siege of Pembroke in July 1648. On 13 August 1649 the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland began when its forces sailed from Milford Haven.

Modern period

There has been considerable military activity in Pembrokeshire in the 20th Century: for example, military exercises in the Preseli Hills and a number of former military airfields. Military and industrial targets in the county were subjected to bombing during World War II.

Ancient remains

Pembrokeshire has numerous prehistoric (such as Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber) and historic places, including a number of almost-complete and ruined castles dating from Norman times. Other important sites include Big House, Penrhos Cottage, Slebech Park, St David’s Cathedral and Strumble Head Lighthouse.

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Slebech Park

There are many known shipwrecks off the Pembrokeshire coast. The county has six lifeboat stations, the earliest of which was established in 1822; in 2015 a quarter of all Royal National Lifeboat Institution Welsh rescues took place off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Language

As a result of differential immigration over hundreds of years, the south of the county has more English-speaking inhabitants, while Welsh is more widely spoken in the north. The rough line that can be drawn between the two regions is known as the Landsker Line. The first objective, statistically based description of the “frontier” was made in the 1960s, but the distinction was remarked upon as early as 1603 by George Owen of Henllys.

Politics

Under the Local Government Act 1888, an elected county council was set up to take over the functions of the Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions. This and the administrative county of Pembrokeshire were abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, with Pembrokeshire forming two districts of the new county of Dyfed: South Pembrokeshire and Preseli – the split being made at the request of local authorities in the area. In 1996, under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, the county of Dyfed was broken up into its constituent parts, and Pembrokeshire has been a unitary authority since then.

Transport

There are no motorways in Pembrokeshire. The nearest motorway to the county town of Haverfordwest is the M4 which terminates at Pont Abraham in Carmarthenshire, some 46 miles (74 km) to the east. The A40 crosses Pembrokeshire from the border with Carmarthenshire westwards to Haverfordwest, then northwards to Fishguard. The road is used heavily by tourists and traffic from the ferry port at Fishguard. The Cleddau Bridge carries the A477 connecting South Pembrokeshire with North Pembrokeshire across the Cleddau Estuary.

The West Wales branch railway lines, terminating at Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven, have two-hourly services. The Fishguard branch has seven services each weekday; two are timed to meet the Stena Line ferry to and from Rosslare Europort in Ireland at Fishguard Harbour. Irish Ferries run from Pembroke Dock to Rosslare Europort and seasonal ferry services operate from Tenby to Caldey Island, from St Justinians, St Davids, to Ramsey Island and Grassholm Island, and from Martin’s Haven to Skomer Island. Haverfordwest (Withybush) Airport provides general aviation services.

Pembrokeshire is connected by rail via the West Wales Lines to Swansea and from there by the main line to Cardiff and Paddington. Direct trains from Milford Haven run to Manchester Piccadilly.

Economy

Pembrokeshire’s economy now relies heavily on tourism; agriculture, once its most important industry with associated activities such as milling, is still significant. Mining of slate and stone, once widespread, had largely ceased by the 20th Century. Since the 1950s, petrochemical and liquid natural gas industries have developed along the Milford Haven Waterway.

Kelly’s Directory of 1910 gave a snapshot of the agriculture of Pembrokeshire: 57,343 acres were cropped (almost half under oats and a quarter barley), there were 37,535 acres of grass and clover and 213,387 acres of permanent pasture (of which a third was for hay). There were 128,865 acres of mountain or heathland used for grazing, with 10,000 acres of managed or unmanaged woodland. Estimates of livestock included 17,810 horses, 92,386 cattle, 157,973 sheep and 31,673 pigs. Of 5,981 agricultural holdings, more than half were between 5 and 50 acres.

Pembrokeshire had a flourishing wool industry. There are still working woollen mills at Solva and Tregwynt.

Pembrokeshire has good soil and benefits from the Gulf Stream, which provides a mild climate and a longer growing season than other parts of Wales. Pembrokeshire’s mild climate means that crops such as its new potatoes often arrive in British shops earlier in the year than produce from other parts of the UK. Other principal arable crops are oilseed rape, wheat and barley, while the main non-arable activities are dairy farming for milk and cheese, beef production and sheep farming.

The county lends its name to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, a herding dog whose lineage can be traced back to the 12th Century, but which in 2015 was designated as a “vulnerable” breed.

Fishing

With much of Pembrokeshire being coastline or tidal river estuaries, fishing was an important industry at least from the 16th Century, with many ports and villages dependent on the industry before it declined. The former large sea fishing industry around Milford Haven is now greatly reduced, although limited commercial fishing still takes place. At its peak, Milford was landing over 40,000 tons of fish a year. Pembrokeshire Fish Week is an annual event which in 2014 attracted 31,000 visitors and generated £3 million for the local economy.

Mining

Slate quarrying was a significant industry in the 19th and early 20th Centuries with quarrying taking place at about 100 locations throughout the county. Over 50 coal workings were in existence between the 14th and 20th Centuries, with the last Pembrokeshire coal mine, at Kilgetty, closing in 1950.

Oil and gas

The banks of the Milford Haven Waterway are dominated by the oil and gas industry with two oil refineries, two large liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals and the new 2000 MW gas-fired Pembroke Power Station under construction on the site of an oil-fired power station which was closed in 1997 and demolished in 2000.

The two oil refineries in Pembrokeshire are:
Chevron (formerly Texaco): 214,000 bbl/d (34,000 m3/d)
Murco (formerly Amoco/Elf): 108,000 bbl/d (17,200 m3/d)

At the peak, there were a total of five refineries served from around the Haven.
The Esso refinery operated from 1960 to 1983 and was demolished in the late 1980s. The site has been converted into the South Hook LNG terminal.
The Gulf Refinery operated from 1968 to 1997 and the site now incorporates the Dragon LNG terminal.
BP had an oil terminal at Angle Bay which served its refinery at Llandarcy and operated between 1961 and 1985.
The LNG terminals on the north side of the river, just outside Milford Haven were opened in 2008; a controversial pipeline connecting Milford Haven to Tilbury in Gloucestershire was completed in 2007.

Renewable energy

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has identified a number of areas in which renewable energy can be, and has been, generated in the county. Following several years of planning after the initial impact studies began in 2011, the first submarine turbine of three was installed in Ramsey Sound in December 2015. The cumulative impact of single and multiple wind turbines is not without controversy and was the subject of a comprehensive assessment in 2013. In 2011 the first solar energy farm in Wales was installed at Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill, with 10,000 panels in a field of 6 acres (2.4 ha).

Tourism

In 2010 4.2 million tourists visited the county, staying for an average of 3.3 days, spending £544 million; the tourism industry supported 16,300 jobs. Many of Pembrokeshire’s beaches have been awarded International Blue Flag Awards: 11 in 2015. There were 12 Green Coast Awards and 19 Seaside Awards in 2015. A major draw to tourists is the Pembrokeshire coastline; in 2011 National Geographic Traveller magazine voted the Pembrokeshire coast the second best in the world and in 2015 the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was listed among the top five parks in the world by a travel writer for the Huffington Post. The many wrecks off the Pembrokeshire coast attract divers.

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Barafundle Bay beach

The county has a number of theme and animal parks (Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Manor House Wildlife Park, Blue Lagoon Water Park and Oakwood Theme Park), museums such as Pembrokeshire Motor Museum and other visitor attractions including Castell Henllys reconstructed Iron Age fort, Tenby Lifeboat Station and Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre.

Media

There are seven local newspapers based in Pembrokeshire: the Western Telegraph (the largest in Pembrokeshire), The Milford Mercury, Tenby Observer, Pembroke Observer, County Echo and The Pembrokeshire Herald (founded 2013). The Milford Mercury (circulation 3,681) and Western Telegraph (circulation 19,582) are part of the Newsquest group.

Sport

As the national sport of Wales, rugby union is widely played throughout the county at both town and village level. Haverfordwest RFC, founded in 1875, is a feeder club for Llanelli Scarlets.

Triathlon event Ironman Wales was hosted by Pembrokeshire for the third year running in 2013, contributing an estimated £4 million to the local economy. Ras Beca, a mixed road, fell and cross country race attracting UK-wide competitors, has been held in the Preseli Mountains annually since 1977. Pembrokeshire Harriers athletics club was formed in 2001 by the amalgamation of Cleddau Athletic Club (established 1970) and Preseli Harriers (1989) and is based in Haverfordwest.

The annual Tour of Pembrokeshire road-cycling event takes place over 50, 75 or 100 miles. The 4th Tour, in April 2015, attracted 1,600 riders including Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman and there were 1,500 entrants to the 2016 event. Part of Route 47 of the Celtic Trail cycle route is in Pembrokeshire. The Llys y Fran Hillclimb is an annual event run by Swansea Motor Club.

Abereiddy’s Blue Lagoon was the venue for a round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2012, 2013 and 2016; the Welsh Surfing Federation has held the Welsh National Surfing Championships at Freshwater West for several years and Llys y Fran Country Park hosted the Welsh Dragonboat Championships from 2014 to 2016.

Cuisine of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is well known for its excellent food, having capitalised on the quality of its agricultural produce. In 2013 the Pembrokeshire Early Potato was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission.

Notable people

Sarah Waters, novelist.
Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) was born in Pembrokeshire.
Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton GCB, born in Haverfordwest, was the most senior officer to die at the Battle of Waterloo.
Jemima Nicholas, heroine of the so-called “last invasion of Britain” in 1797, was from Fishguard.
In the arts, siblings Gwen and Augustus John were both born in Pembrokeshire. Graham Sutherland painted locally in the 1930s, gaining inspiration from the landscape. The novelist Sarah Waters was born and brought up in Pembrokeshire and actors Rhys Ifans and Christian Bale were born in Withybush Hospital in the county. Singers Duffy and Connie Fisher both grew up in Pembrokeshire.
Stephen Crabb, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales, was brought up in Pembrokeshire and has represented the county as one of its two Members of Parliament.

Filming location

Pembrokeshire’s coastal landscape and wealth of historic buildings has made it a popular location choice for television and film, including Moby Dick at Fishguard in 1956 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Freshwater West in 2010. Others are:
1940 The Thief of Bagdad Freshwater West
1956 Moby Dick Fishguard
1961 Fury at Smugglers’ Bay Abereiddy
1968 The Lion In Winter Pembroke Castle, Marloes Sands, Milford Haven
1972 Under Milk Wood Fishguard
1977 Jabberwocky Pembroke Castle & Bosherston
1994 Dragonworld Manorbier
1998 Basil Tenby, Manorbier, Bosherston
2003 Baltic Storm Fishguard
2003 I Capture The Castle Manorbier Castle
2008 The Edge of Love Tenby & Laugharne
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Freshwater West
2010 Robin Hood Freshwater West
2010 Third Star Barafundle Bay, Stackpole Estate
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Freshwater West
2012 Snow White & the Huntsman Marloes Sands
2015 Under Milk Wood Solva
2015 The Bad Education Movie Pembroke Castle
2016 Their Finest Trecwn, Haverfordwest, Cresswell Quay, Freshwater West, Porthgain
2016 Me Before You Pembroke, Pembroke Castle

Where to go and what to see and do in Pembrokeshire

Cilgerran Castle
St Dogmaels Village: Abbey, Poppit Sands.
Moylegrove Village: Ceibwr Bay.
Nevern Village: Nevern Castle – Archeological Dig, St Brynach’s Church.
Newport Town: Carningli Mountain, Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber, Dolls House Museum, The Parrog, Newport Sands Beach.
Dinas: Cwm yr Eglwys Beach, Dinas Head, Pwllgwaelod Beach.
Fishguard: Fort, Lower Town Harbour.
Strumble Head.
Abermawr Beach
Abercastle Village and Beach
Trefin Village
Aberfelin (Aberdraw) Beach and Cliffs
Porthgain Hamlet and Harbour
Abereiddy Hamlet, Beach and Blue Lagoon
Carreg Coetan Arthur – Neolithic Burial Chamber
Whitesands Beach
Ramsey Island
St Justinian’s Lifeboat Station
Porthclais Harbour
St Davids City
Caerbwdy Bay
Caerfai Bay
Barafundle Bay
Solva Village and Harbour
Newgale Beach and Village
Nolton Haven Beach and Village
Broad Haven Village and Beach
Little Haven Village and Beach
Martins Haven
Skomer Island
Grassholm Island
Dale Beach and Village
Sandy Haven Beach and Stepping Stones
Milford Haven
Freshwater West Beach and the Harry Potter Shell House
Bosherston Lily Ponds
Manorbier Beach, Church and Castle
Skrinkle Haven
Tenby Harbour, Beaches and Town
Saundersfoot Beach and Town
Bessies (Dyffryn Arms)
Llawhaden
Narberth
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
Picton Castle
The Preseli Hills

Tourism Information
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Information Centres Newport & Tenby
National Park Visitor Centre – St Davids
Ocean Lab – Goodwick

Attractions

Avondale Glassmaking – Kilgetty
Caldy Island – Tenby
Carew Tidal Mill
Carew Cheriton Control Tower
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
County Museum – Scolton Manor
Cwm Deri Vineyard – Martletwy
Dolls House Museum – Newport
Dragon Reptiles Experience – Slade Cross
Flying Boat Centre – Pembroke Dock
Gun Tower Museum – Pembroke Dock
Gwaun Valley Brewery – Pontfaen
The Last Invasion Tapestry – Fishguard Library
Oriel y Park – St Davids Visitor Centre – St Davids
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum – Keeston
Solva Woollen Mill
St David’s Visitor Centre – National Trust
The Coach House – St Dogmaels Abbey Visitor Centre
Sheepdog Demonstrations – St Davids
Stackpole Estate including Bosherston Lily Ponds – National Trust
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
Tregwynt Woollen Mill
Veteran Horse Centre – St Dogmaels
Welsh Wildlife Centre – Cilgerran & Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve

Events

Saundersfoot New Years Day Swim – Jan 1st
Whitesands New Years Day Swim – St David’s – Jan 1st
Fishguard Arts Festival – March
Welsh Dragon Boat Festival – Late May
Pembrokeshire Classic Car Club Annual Show – Scolton Manor – Early June
Llangwm Scarecrow Festival – June
Pembroke Dock Midsummer Festival – Late June
Pembroke Festival – Early July
Seafair Haven Milford Haven – Early July
Brunel Festival – Neyland – Early July
Tenby Summer Spectacular – Tenby – July & August
Narberth Civic Week – Narberth – Late July
Nevern Show – Early August
Fishguard Show – Early August
Pembroke Town & County Show – Early August
Pembrokeshire County Show – Haverfordwest – Mid August
St Dogmael’s Abbey Medieval Day – August
Tenby Arts Festival – Late September

Food/Drink Fairs & Festivals

Pembrokeshire Fish Week – Late June or Early July
Really Wild Food Festival – St Davids – Late August
Haverfordwest Beer & Cider Festival – Haverfordwest – Late August
Narberth Food Festival – Late September
Really Wild Christmas Festival – St Davids – Early December

Music Festivals

Fishguard Folk Festival – Late May
Fishguard International Music Festival – Late July
Summer Concerts St Davids Cathedral – Wednesdays July to September
Jazz & Blues Festival – Fishguard – Late August
Tenby Folk Festival – Late August
Milford Haven Music Festival – Early September
Tenby Blues Festival – Mid November
Fishguard Newyears Eve Festival – Fishguard Square – Dec 31

Music Venues

Newport Memorial Hall – Newport
Queens Hall – Narberth
Rhos y Gilwen – Cilgerran
St Davids Cathedral – St Davids
Torch Theatre – Milford Haven

Gardens, Parks, Nature Reserves

Bro Meigan Gardens – Between Boncath & Eglwswrw
Bosherston Lily Ponds – Near Stackpole
Carew Castle Herb Garden
Cilwendeg Park & Shell House Hermitage
Colby Woodland Garden – Amroth – National Trust
Dyffryn Fernant Garden – Llanychaer. Stay at Dyffryn Fernant Cottage.
Dyffryn Gwyddno Nursery – Lampeter Velfrey
Haverfordwest Priory
Hilton Court – Roche
Manorbier Castle Garden
Mencap Stackpole Walled Gardens
Manorowen Walled Garden – Near Fishguard
Moorland Cottage Garden – Brynberian – Garden Centre
Penlan Uchaf – Gwaun Valley
Picton Castle Woodland Gardens – Haverfordwest
Our photo’s and article about Picton Gardens
Upton Castle Gardens – Cosheston
Llys y Frân Reservoir & Country Park
Scolton Manor Scolton – Country Park & County Museum
Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve & Welsh Wildlife Centre – Cilgerran – Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
Coedmor – National Nature Reserve
Corsydd Llangloffan – National Nature Reserve
Freshwater East Burrows – Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Grassholm Island – National Nature Reserve
Lockley Lodge – Martins Haven – Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
Milford Haven Waterway
Pengelli Forest – National Nature Reserve
Ramsey Island – RSPB
Ramsey Island – National Nature Reserve
Skomer Island – Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
Skomer Island – National Nature Reserve
Skokholm Island – Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
Skokholm Island – National Nature Reserve
Stackpole – National Nature Reserve
Ty Canol – National Nature Reserve

Ancient Monuments

Archaeotours Fishguard & St Davids
Carew Cross – Cadw
Carreg Coetan Burial Chamber – Newport
Carreg Samson
Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort – Eglwyswrw
Foel Drygarn Hillfort – Near Crymych
Fishguard Fort – Fishguard
Gors Fawr Stone Circle – Near Crymych
King’s Quoit Burial Chamber – Manorbier
Llech y Dribedd – Near Moylegrove
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber

Castles

Carew Castle
Cilgerran Castle – National Trust
Haverfordwest Castle
Llawhaden Village and Castle
Manorbier Castle
Narberth Castle
Nevern Castle
Newport Castle (private)
Pembroke Castle
Tenby Castle
Tenby Town Walls
Upton Castle & Gardens
Wiston Castle – Cadw

Historic Buildings – Domestic

Carswell Old House – Near St Florence – Cadw
Picton Castle – Haverfordwest
Penrhos Cottage
Tudor Merchants House – Tenby – National Trust

Historic Buildings – Ecclesiastical

Bishop’s Palace – Lamphey – Cadw
Bishop’s Palace – St Davids
Caldey Island Abbey
Haverfordwest Priory – Cadw
St Brynach’s Church – Nevern
St Brynach’s Church – Cwm yr Eglwys
St David’s Cathedral
St Dogmaels Abbey
St Dogmaels Abbey Visitor Centre
St Govan’s Chapel
St Gwyndaf’s Church – Llanwnda
St Justinian’s Chapel – St. Davids
St Non’s Chapel

Industrial Heritage

Blackpool Mill – Canaston Bridge
Carew Tidal Mill
Chapel Bay Fort – Angle
Dale Windmill
Kilgetty Iron Works
Porthgain Brickworks
Rosebush – Slate Quarry
St Brides Haven Pump House
Solva Woollen Mill – Tour
Tregwynt Woollen Mill – Tour
Y Felin Working Water Mill

Museums

Carew Cheriton Control Tower
Dolls House Museum – Newport
Flying Boat Centre – Pembroke Dock
Gun Tower Museum – Pembroke Dock
Haverfordwest Town Museum
Milford Haven Maritime Museum
Narberth Museum
Pembroke Dock Museum
Pembrokeshire Motor Museum – Keeston
County Museum – Scolton Manor
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

Activities

Anna’s Welsh Zoo (Manor House Wildlife Park) – St Florence
Battlefield Live – Llanteg
Beaches of Pembrokeshire
Blue Lagoon Water Park – Narberth
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm & Frizbee Golf Course – Slebech
Darwin Centre for Biology & Medicine
Dinosaur Park – Gumfreston
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm – Eglwyswrw
Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo – Begelly
Heatherton World of Activities – St. Florence
Makin’ Tracks – Tenby – Segway, RC Tanks & Cars
Oakwood Theme Park – Canaston Bridge
Ocean Lab – Goodwick
Outer Reef Surf School Kids Club – various locations
Pembrokeshire Falconry – Three locations
Pembrokeshire Raceways, Heatherton Park – St Florence – Slot Car Racing
Phoenix Bowl – Milford Haven
Pottery Shed Cafe – Tenby
Ramsey Island RSPB Reserve – Guided Walks & Birdwatching
Silent World – Tenby
Sealyham Activity Centre – Wolfscastle
Tenby Sea Fishing
Tenby Walks
Tree Tops Adventure Course – St Florence
The Creative Cafe – Haverfordwest, Narberth & St Davids – Pottery Painting

Activities – for the very young

Dinosaur Park – Gumfreston – has Soft Play area – Dino’s Play Den
Folly Farm – Begelly
Heatherton World of Activities – St. Florence – has Soft Play area – Indianas
Merlins Magic – Haverfordwest
Ocean Commotion Soft Play Area – Tenby
Ocean Lab Soft Play area – Goodwick
Pirate Petes Soft Play Area – Milford Haven
Boat Charter – Diving, Fishing & Pleasure

Cycling Routes

Brunel Trail – Neyland to Johnston
Mountain Bike Trails
Saundersfoot to Stepaside
Cycle Pembrokeshire
Llys-y-Fran Trail

Driving

BP Karting – Haverfordwest
Carew Karting
Heatherton Activity Park – St Florence
Ritec Valley Quad Bikes – Penally
Wood Park Off-Road – New Moat

Fly Heli Wales – Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire Paragliding

Golf

Dawn Till Dusk – Rosemarket
Haverfordwest Golf Club
Herons Brook – Narberth
Heatherton Golf Course – St Florence
Milford Haven Golf Club
Newport Links Golf Club
Priskilly Forest Golf Club – Castlemorris, Haverfordwest
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club – West Pennar, Pembroke Dock
St Davids City Golf Club – Whitesands Bay, St Davids
Trefloyn Park Golf Club – Penally, Tenby
Tenby Golf Club
Heatherton Golf Driving Range – St Florence
Mayfield Golf Centre (Range) – Freystrop

Swimming Pools: Blue Lagoon Water Park – Narberth, Crymych, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Narberth, Pembroke Tenby.

Guided Walks in Pembrokeshire

200 circular walks in the Pembrokeshire National Park
Brunel Trail – Neyland to Johnston
Pembrokeshire Paths Guided Walks – Andrew & Iris Dugmore
Tenby Guided Walks
Walka-longway – Colin Porter

Water Sports

Ahoy Pembrokeshire – Powerboat Courses & Sailing – Milford Haven
Big Blue Kitesurfing & Water Sports – Newgale
Blue Ocean – Coasteering – Near St Davids
Celtic Quest – Coasteering
Kayaking – Fishguard
Kayak King – Trecwn
Newsurf – Newgale
OuterReef Surf School – Pembroke
Pembrokeshire Activity Centre Adventure Days – Pembroke Dock
Pembrokeshire Cruising – RYA Sailing School – Neyland
Preseli Venture – Mathry
Sea Kayak Guides – St Davids
Sealyham Activity Centre Adventure Days – Wolfscastle
Master Class Surfing – Newgale
TYF Kayaking & Surfing, Freshwater East & St Davids
Walk on Water Sports – Saundersfoot

Theatre and Cinemas

Palace Cinema – Haverfordwest
The Royal Playhouse Cinema – Tenby
Theatr Gwaun – Fishguard – Cinema
Torch Theatre – Milford Haven – Cinema