Towns & Villages
You'll find a stunning array of contrasting towns in Pembrokeshire, and even a mini-city. Wolfscastle Country Hotel is located between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, on the eastern edge of the St. David's Peninsula.
The history of this busy port stretches back to Viking times, and the town's ancient Royal Oak pub saw the signing of surrender following the Last Invasion of Britain in 1797. The picturesque lower part of the town was used as a location for the 1970s movie version of Under Milk Wood. The harbour was originally developed as a herring fishery and port, trading mainly with Ireland, Bristol and Liverpool.
Pembrokeshire's county town was founded by Flemish settlers and is now its main shopping and administrative centre. The remains of the castle, towering above the town, includes the town museum, and remains of the medieval priory lie just outside the town centre.
Just over the county boundary in Ceredigion, this proudly Welsh market town stands on the banks of the River Teifi. The Lord Rhys held Wales's first Eisteddfod in the grounds of Cardigan Castle in 1176. Theatr Mwldan holds a great selection of concerts, dance and theatre throughout the year.
If good food and great shopping are your thing, this small town is the place to be. With its slection of antique dealers, boutiques and food shops. It's also home to an ancient castle and the Queen's Hall, one of the county's main arts venues.
Newport is a stunning little Pembrokeshire town nestled at the edge of the Preseli Mountains, under Carn Ingli (Angel Mountain), Wales's very own 'Holy Mountain' where St. Brynach is said to have communed with angels.
It has quite an alternative vibe about it, with its well known collective at Brithdir Mawr and a strong local environmental movement.The town used to be a bustling port and ship-building centre, before the harbour silted up. There is an interesting array of shops and pubs in the town.
Pembroke town is rich in history and was the administrative heart of the Anglo-Norman colony, which dominated the county for hundreds of years. The impressive castle is surrounded on three sides by water and was built during the 13th Century. You can also visit the Priory Church in Monkton, which incorporates remains of the Benedictine Monkton Priory.
Great shopping, fascinating Medieval buildings and lovely Georgian architecture are some of the highlights of this popular tourist town, famous for its fabulous beaches. Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is also well worth a visit.