Lower Fishguard 02Fishguard and Goodwick are welcoming Pembrokeshire communities, only a 10 minute drive (7.5 miles) from Wolfscastle Country Hotel.

Rich in history and character, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, we’d recommend a visit – here are a few local highlights to enjoy when you come and stay with us:

1) Discover Pencaer

This beautiful peninsula juts out into the sea west of Goodwick, and is known for its stunning landscapes and seascapes, and fascinating archaeology – including ancient hill forts and numerous ancient burial chambers.

Go whale watching on Strumble Head, climb the rocky volcanic outcrop of Garn Fawr for its Iron Age fort and breathtaking vistas, or drive down to the coastal beauty spot of Pwll Deri.

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WhitesandsNo matter which direction you head from the hotel, you’re going to end up somewhere fabulous… north east into the heart of the Preseli Mountains, north to Fishguard and Pencaer, south to Haverfordwest and the stunning Cleddau Estuary, and west to the rugged beauty of the St. Davids Peninsula – you choose.

St. Davids is a popular day-trip destination for our guests, so we dedicate the first of our “Insider’s Guides” to this tiny city – the ancient spiritual capital of Wales, only a 20-30 minutes drive from the hotel:

 

1) Wild and roaring waters
A jawdroppingly immense tidal torrent surges through the stretch of water known as Ramsey Sound, between the mainland and Ramsey Island – think of a roaring river then multiply by a thousand! Stand at Penmaen Melyn on the Treginnis Peninsula (walk south along the coast, from St. Justinians) and watch this awesome spectacle… kayakers come from all over the world to shoot these rapids at The Bitches.

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Puffin stretches wings in Wales

The puffin is one of Britain’s favourite birds. With its big, colourful bill and soulful eyes, it’s one that just about everybody recognises – and wants to see.

And Pembrokeshire is one of the best places to see puffins in Wales, or anywhere around the British coast – it’s all about timing and location…

To see Pembrokeshire’s remarkable range of seabirds – including puffins – you have to visit the coast during their breeding seasons. For a couple of months colonies are buzzing with birds, but once the season’s youngsters have flown the nest, the cliffs and islands get much quieter.

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Treffgarne Rocks in Pembrokeshire

Cas-blaidd, or Castle of the Wolf; such a ringing and evocative name. The origins of it are immaterial, really – mysteries explained cease to be mysteries. Better to immerse yourself in the magic of Pembrokeshire than seek explication. You don’t bring your desk with you, when you come to this place.

The castle is of the motte-and-bailey type, a bracken-captured hump standing some six metres high. The building of the nearby A40 in the 1920s destroyed some sections of the bailey but the antiquity of the place is unquestionable, and palpable; potsherds found in the paler soil of the site indicate an earlier Iron Age structure, built on to strengthen the Landsker line, a string of fortifications erected by the Anglo-Normans to protect their south Pembrokeshire colony from the native Welsh.

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Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting travel bloggers Erin and Josh Bender and their two children during their time in Wales:

“Little did I know but we were about to visit one of the best restaurants we’ve dined at in the last 3 years. We’ve eaten at close to 1000 restaurants across 50+ countries in recent years and this one ranks in my favourite 5. So when I heap praise on this fine establishment, please understand it’s no small feat and certainly not something I do every day.”

Follow this link to read more! http://travelwithbender.com/travel-blog/united_kingdom/dont-read-post-about-wolfscastle-country-hotel-wales-unless-you-want-ruin-your-keyboard

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Recently, Head Chef Tom Simmons held a cookery demonstration and four course dinner for guests in our Garden Room.

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Tom gave professional insights as he prepared dishes in front of the audience which were then enjoyed at dinner in the restaurant.  The menu included:

Canapés ~ seared fillet, choux bun, horseradish cream, smoked haddock & salmon fishcake, dill tartare sauce

Starter ~ chicken liver, madeira, port parfait with apricot & orange chutney on toasted brioche or allt yr afon hot smoked salmon with sautéed leeks, basil hollandaise

Main ~ pan seared duck breast, glazed vegetables, potatoes dauphinoise, blackberry sauce

Dessert ~ iced white chocolate parfait, raspberries, basil shortbread

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On Friday 16th of May the people of Pembrokeshire came out in force to support the Wolfscastle Country Hotel’s newest addition to its function suite facilities, the Garden Room.

The night gave people from all over the county a chance to see what a fantastic new addition the Garden Room is to the Wolfscastle Country Hotel – showcasing the Garden rooms suitability as a function room for both large and small parties, weddings and conferences.

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The quirky Jocelyn dudes were in full swing as I entered the room. Diners were tapping their toes, with one corpulent gent just about keeping the beat with his spoon.

I soon discovered  why this was called the banqueting suite – it really was a feast to remember. I went a bit retro to begin with but luckily this wasn’t one of those pink and gooey horror stories from days of yore. No, this was a delicate prawn cocktail with the added touch of rolled brown bread and smoked salmon.

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Wolfscastle Country Hotel recently became only the second in Pembrokeshire to be awarded 4* Country House Hotel status, by Visit Wales.

One of a small number of family-owned hospitality businesses in Wales, the hotel is a former vicarage which was bought by current owner Andrew Stirling in 1976.

It is one of only 50 included in Welsh Rarebits, the Welsh Gold Collection of privately-owned hotels of distinction.

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Brian Parrot of the Daily Mirror stayed with us recently while exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline, click below to see what he had to say!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/british-breaks/pembrokeshire-holidays-on-the-welsh-coast-wolfscastle-1369143

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