Category: History


Pembrokeshire’s Hidden Waterway: The Cleddau Estuary

With three edges of the county, Pembrokeshire is often fondly remembered for its spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. With 186 miles of coastal path, over 50 beaches and coves, and a handful of interesting islands off the shores, there is certainly a lot to explore along the coast. That being said, it’s important not to overlook the rest of our county. After all, some of our most magnificent attractions are within the county’s rolling countryside. Pentre Ifan in the north is the alleged site of the original Stonehenge bluestones and driving across the Preseli hills between Haverfordwest and Cardigan is […]

Easter Events in Pembrokeshire, 2017

Here in Pembrokeshire, we’ve been spoilt with a couple of sunny weekends recently. Those kind of weekends where you sit at the beach with an ice cream and a friend, making plans and dreaming about the summer. To give you peace of mind, we’re doing our best to keep the sun shining over our beautiful coastline for those of you who are packing your suitcases and loading up your cars in preparation for the Easter holidays. It’s looking bright out there today but fear not, we’re no strangers to breaking out a little sun-dance should the skies cloud over. (Note, […]

Why Amroth?

Amroth is a small village perched on a half mile long stretch of beach, at the start (or end!) of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. With its traditional sea side shops, cafes and pubs it is a busy village that is a brilliant destination whatever your needs. The access to the coast path is perfect for walking couples or singles, while families can spend days playing on the beach. Saundersfoot is a 3 mile coast path walk away, or along the beach at low tide with Tenby a bit further along the coast, meaning that there’s plenty to entertain on cooler […]

Stay near Pembrokeshire Film Locations

Now that you have read my last blog all about how Pembrokeshire has played its own part in some of the most popular films and television programmes of recent years, it felt wrong to write about anything other than where you can stay to be near where the action happened! Yes, we’ve handpicked our very own selection of cottages where you can stay – all of which are nearby to the Pembrokeshire locations which you can spot on the silver screen! If you’re envious of the views of Pembroke Castle seen in Me Before You, then look no further than […]

Pembrokeshire on Film

Pembrokeshire’s literary connections are well known; Dylan Thomas wrote one of his most famous pieces, Under Milkwood, whilst living at his Boathouse in Laugharne and Roald Dahl favoured the seaside town of Tenby for his Easter retreats during his childhood. The county’s connections to the big screen on the other hand, may not be such common knowledge. But it is surprising how many times our western Welsh county has made its appearance in the cinemas, and occasionally on the smaller screen too. Robin Hood filming at Freshwater West For the past twenty years, the world has been obsessed with the […]

Legendary Places to Visit with your Dog

As you may have heard, this year is Wales’ Year of Legends, celebrating the country’s rich history both real and mythical told through tales passed from person to person. Here’s a few legendary historical sites that are perfect to go with your dog on a holiday to Pembrokeshire. Cilgerran Castle Located near Cardigan, Cilgerran Castle is in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Dogs must be kept on leads, but are welcome here. With a […]

All Things St Davids

St David’s Day means many things in Pembrokeshire. It means kids dressing up, the girls as traditional Welsh women (or ‘flower pot ladies’ as I used to call them as a child, due to the strange hat. Google it and you’ll see why) and boys with flat caps and tank tops. It means cawl served at every pub, more often than not made by the landlady herself. And it means pinning a leek or a daffodil to your chest, or a more recent phenomenon is wearing a daffodil headpiece so you resemble a sort of Celtic Teletubbies sun. These traditions are […]

Stay in amongst the Tales of Pembrokeshire

Over the last week we’ve been releasing a series of videos featuring storytellers from around the county telling some Tales of Pembrokeshire, to coincide with National Storytelling Week and the start of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends. From a strange haunting at Carew Castle, to medieval pirates of Tenby, the legends surrounding Pembrokeshire help to make up the rich story of the county. When visiting Pembrokeshire, it’s tales provide another layer to your stay if you dig a bit deeper into the surrounding area. You never know what you might discover! Having watched the videos and heard the tales, here […]

Dreaming of Summer Sunshine…

January is the Monday morning of the months; the festivities of Christmas have come to an abrupt end with the start of a new working year, the nights sometimes seem everlasting, and the weather can be less than cheerful. It’s no wonder than many of us start looking ahead to the warmer months for motivation to help get through this month-long Monday morning. And what better motivation than thoughts of a summer spent in Pembrokeshire with warm days, summer sunshine and sand between the toes? Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a summer holiday with over 40 beaches to choose […]

Guest Blog: Dark Sky Wales

To celebrate the recent launch of our Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences, we reached out to our pal Allan at Dark Sky Wales to see if he would share some of his recent experiences with us. Allan and his team have been visiting Pembrokeshire over the past few months, exploring different places of interest and observing the different perspectives of the night sky from across the county. Kindly, Allan put together a little blog for us all about his recent adventures which you can read below! The county of Pembrokeshire offers magnificent scenery and plenty of adventure by day, but have you […]

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