Activities and things to do in Pembrokeshire

With its breathtaking landscape, historical towns and welcoming, friendly people, Pembrokeshire really does have something for everyone.

National Geographic recently voted the Pembrokeshire coast the second best coastline to visit IN THE WHOLE WORLD! It’s home to some of the most impressive scenery in the whole of the UK and offers a wealth of activities for those that visit.

The Beaches

One of the best things about holidays in Pembrokeshire is the beaches. Within just a few miles of our holiday cottages there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the UK. Many of these beaches have ‘blue flag’ status and are among the cleanest in Wales.

Walking

The walking in Pembrokeshire is second to none. The Pembrokeshire coastal path runs the full 186 miles from Poppit Sands in the north to Amroth in the south. It is one of the most beautiful long distance paths in the whole world.

In addition to the coastal path there are also nearly 600 miles of other footbaths across Pembrokeshire. For many walkers, a whole lifetime wouldn’t be long enough to discover it all.

History and Culture

St Davids is Britain’s smallest city – in size and population. In many ways St Davids has far more history than its size would suggest. Did you know that St David himself, the patron saint of Wales, was born just down the road at St Non’s Bay?

The Cathedral that gives it this status is one of the main historical attractions. Built in the 12th century, its fantastic architecture, purple flecked stone and impressive size make it a really interesting place to walk around. Just across the road you will also find the ‘Bishops Palace’. Though it wasn’t built until the 14th century, the palace is now a ruin. If you are lucky, you may be able to see one of the open air plays that often take place in the ruins.

For those with an interest in art, St Davids also has plenty to offer. As well as the many interesting shops which display much of the local art and craft, there is also a brilliant art gallery. The ‘Oriel Y Parc Gallery’ displays collections of paintings, mostly landscapes, which are all done by talented local artists.

Adventure

Pembrokeshire is famous for its adventurous activities. Adventure seekers come from all over the UK to go rock climbing, surfing, kayaking, sailing and coasteering. If you want an adventure there are plenty of outdoor centres who will be able to give you the instruction and equipment you need to have a great time. The best ones are TYF on the St Davids high street, Celtic Quest Coasteering whose adventure activities take place at Abereiddy and the Blue Lagoon,  and Preseli Venture just down the road at Mathry.

Golf

Due to the wide open spaces and great scenery Pembrokeshire is a great place to play golf. There are three golf courses all within a few miles of St Davids.

There are two 9 hole golf courses: St Davids City Golf Course and the Priskilly Course in Haverfordwest. There is also Haverfordwest Golf Course which offers a full 18 holes.

The variety of activities on offer means that holidays in Pembrokeshire are completely flexible. Whatever time of year you visit, and whatever you are into, Pembrokeshire has everything you need to have a great time.

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