Destination: Pembrokeshire

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Breathtaking Welsh coastal region with views, walks, beaches and history.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Pembrokeshire


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on the south west tip of Wales is a spectacular coastal region, surrounded on three sides by the sea. As well as more blue flag beaches than any other county in Britain, it also has the delightful seaside towns of Tenby and St Davids. Offshore, the marine nature reserve islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm are home to over half a million seabirds including colonies of puffins, guillemots, gannets and cormorants plus dolphins, porpoises and seals. Named after the patron saint of Wales, St Davids is an ancient cathedral settlement going back 14 centuries, and is also Britain's smallest city with a population of under 2000. The main focus of the city is its beautiful 12th century cathedral. The narrow streets of this small settlement are home to a vast array of galleries, restaurants and cafe bars. You will see the flag of St David flying here and around Wales – a gold cross on a black background.

Pembrokeshire

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Region: Wales

Time to spend here: 1 - 3 days

More Information: www.visitpembrokeshire.co.uk

What's nearby? Cardigan Bay, Swansea, Brecon Beacons

What transport do you recommend? The area really needs to be explored with a vehicle or as part of a day tour with a driver or guide.

Did you know? St David's is the smallest city in the UK!

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St Davids Cathedral

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The 12th-century cathedral, built from beautiful local stone that gives it an unusual pink and grey colouring, is a must-see. There have been cathedrals built earlier on the site, but Viking attacks destroyed several earlier structures. The Bishop's Palace built in the 14th century lies across the river from the cathedral and the grand architecture shows the power and wealth of the medieval church.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Bosherston Lakes

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The Bosherston Lakes are 3 flooded limestone valleys, best known for their carpet of lilies (best in June) which covers the lakes. A footpath winds its way around the banks and takes visitors to the spectacular beach at Broad Haven South. These beautiful freshwater lakes are home to otters, wildfowl and dragonflies and part of a national nature reserve.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

Caldey Island

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Caldey Island is off the coast of Tenby in the south and can be reached by boat from there. Caldey Abbey which sits on the Island is home to Cisterian monks who farm the island and make the famous Caldey perfume and chocolate.
Time to spend here: Full Day   More information

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

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One of Pembrokeshire's finest castles, this beautiful Norman stronghold later became and Elizabethan manor house before being partly destroyed during the Civil War. The site also houses a fascinating Tidal Mill which can be seen working today.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

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Castell Henllys is an award-winning reconstruction of an ancient Iron-age village. The village has been totally reconstructed using Iron Age techniques and methods and is a real Welsh gem hidden away in the Valleys. Highly recommended by Great British Trips, visitors can step inside thatched roof houses experiencing life 2000 years ago.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Pembroke Castle

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Pembroke Castle was the birth place of Henry VII and is one of the most magnificent medieval monuments in Britain, made even more popular by the 'White Queen' BBC series. Exhibitions and tableaux recount the castle's fascinating history, from the arrival of the Normans in 1093 to the present day.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Dolphin and Whale boat trips

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St Davids Peninsula has some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in Pembrokeshire. A boat trip is a wonderful way to explore the coast and a guide will take you to the local Ramsey Island and coastal inlets where Atlantic seals and some of Britain's rarest seabirds live in abundance such as puffins and guillemots. Nearby dolphin and whale watching trips are also available.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Freshwater West Beach

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This stunning piece of coastline is a beautiful, windswept exposed beach and one of the most consistent surf spots in Wales. This stretch of beach also boasts another claim to fame, it was used in both the recent Robin Hood movie and the Harry Potter finale movies. For surfers and movie buffs alike, this great location is a must on your specialised tour of Britain.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Skomer Island

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Skomer Island is an incredible marine life reserve which is home to a variety of seabirds including the puffin as well as a large grey seal colony.
Time to spend here: half day   More information

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