Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire

Wales’ famous coastline is home to one of the most unique and diverse National Parks in the UK, Pembrokeshire National Park. The area covers 612 square kilometres from St Dogmaels in the North to Amroth is the South but also includes the Preseli Hills and the Daugleddau Estuary, a stunning array of landscape all in all. The area boasts excellent walking and cycling routes, in both the countryside and along the sandy beaches. Pembrokeshire is rich in attractions, with many castles, museums and galleries as well as quaint towns to wander around throughout the day. Along the coast, there are small cafes and restaurants offering everything from fish and chips to cream teas and the larger towns have snug pubs and restaurants, for something a little fancier. Like many of the National Parks, Pembrokeshire is full of wildlife, with a particular beauty to be found around the volcanic headlands and on the county’s islands. In summer time the beaches are a fun filled destination for children, with favourite spots including Tenby and Barafundle Bay, where you can enjoy everything from building sandcastles to rock pooling. In spring, the flowers and plants come alive with bluebell woodlands lighting up the area and winter sees thrill seekers heading to play water-sports and ramblers braving the winds the coast throws out. Erw-Lon Farmhouse is a lovely peaceful working farm of beef and sheep set in the Pembrokeshire National Park at the foot of the Preseli Hills overlooking the beautiful, wooded Gwaun Valley. The bed and breakfast accommodation offers a warm welcome to tourists and sums up the friendly nature of the people of West Wales. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts all over the county, as well as small hotels and holiday rentals.

Skomer

Skomer is one of Wales’ most picturesque islands, just a 15 minute boast ride from the mainland. Take a trip on the traditional ‘Dale Princess’ either land on the island and spend the day exploring for yourself, or take a gentle cruise through the surrounding waters.There are daily departures throughout the year, with more frequent trips during peak summer time season. The island comes alive during summer and sees dozens of volunteers from helping to entertain the influx of tourists and look after the island. As soon as you reach Skomer you get a sense of calm and tranquility and will rejoice as seeing a tourist destination that is almost completely unspoilt. If you walk along the coastline of the island or take a short boat ride around the island, you will be met with an array of wildlife, including a large grey seal colony and numerous birds, including puffins and guillemots. Grassholm and Stokholm are the other two main islands off Pembrokeshire and both are equally delightful.

For a truly unspoilt British Seaside destination, why not discover the unique coastline of Pembrokeshire in West Wales and experience one of the most peaceful holidays you have ever had.

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