What To Do
Places To Visit
The Preseli Hills
Clear days in the Preseli Hills offer views as far as the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Stones from the area are believed to have been transported 180 miles to Stonehenge and new research also suggests that people from West Wales may have helped in its construction. Numerous Neolithic burial chambers, stone circles and Iron Age forts offer an intriguing insight to the great history of these hills. While you're there, step back in time with a visit to Tafarn Sinc, the highest licensed pub in Pembrokeshire. The pub has a fascinating history and continues to uphold traditions of the area to this day. And their Sunday lunch is pretty good too.
Stackpole Nature Reserve
Stackpole nature reserve is a beautiful stretch of coastline offering varied attractions including stunning beaches like Barafundle Bay, contrasting with the picturesque Bosherston Lakes near Stackpole Court. There are many activities including kayaking and coasteering, as well as plenty of delicious local produce to sample in the Boathouse at Stackpole Quay.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only national park in the UK to be focused primarily along dramatic coastline. Yes it's a feast for the eyes, abundant in wildlife and rare flora and fauna, but it also has numerous monuments and sites of historic interest. There's never a dull moment here.
A Victorian seaside town with picture-postcard qualities, the rise of Tenby came with ringing medical endorsements for its health-giving properties. It remains a major attraction for young and old. Tenby’s Castle Beach was even awarded ‘Britain’s Best Beach 2019’ by the Sunday Times. The monastery on Caldey Island, just a short boat ride from Tenby, is also well worth a visit.
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill
There's a unique feel to Carew Castle. Its unusual setting has something to do with it, overlooking a millpond measuring over 23 acres. Its subsequent gentrification as a rather splendid Elizabethan country house demonstrates the rich and colourful heritage of the castle, which has recently undergone major renovation.
What makes your perfect day out at the beach? Plenty of space to run about? Rockpools to discover mysterious sea creatures? Sandcastle building heaven? Or a bit of surfing action? A wide, sandy beach, Freshwater West ticks all the boxes. It's popular with experienced surfers due to the strong currents.
Foodies will love the award-winning Cafe Môr beach food shack. If it all seems a bit familiar, the beach has also starred in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Shell Cottage was built here as the home of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour.
Ramsey Island RSPB Reserve
Ramsey Island near St Davids is a natural haven featuring dramatic 120 metre high cliffs, where guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars nest. Peregrine falcons cruise along the cliffs, families of choughs zip in and out of the numerous caves, while the distinctive 'kronk' of the raven can also be heard.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Harbour porpoises are easily spotted from the coast of Pembrokeshire, while there are several boat trips into the deep waters nearby, where you can come across the bottlenose dolphins that live in these waters, as well as thousands of visiting dolphins in the summer months. Huge fin whales and smaller minke whales can also be seen.
There are a huge number of family attractions with 30 minutes drive from the retreat including:
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