Pembrokeshire Locations Guide

Our guide to popular holiday towns and villages in Pembrokeshire. The list is by no means exhaustive, given the numerous off-the-beaten track villages and hamlets found throughout the county. Nevertheless we've tried to include as many towns and villages that are well worth visiting during your Pembrokeshire holiday.

Amroth
Amroth is a holiday village, situated about 7 miles from Tenby. The village marks the starting point of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath which wends its way along the impressive coastline for some 170 miles.  Amroth is fronted by a sand and shingle beach which reveals the stumps of petrified trees and other forest relics at very low tides. Visitor attractions include the 19th century Amroth Castle  and the grade II listed parish church, St Elidyr.
Amroth Holiday Accommodation

Broad Haven
Broad Haven is an attractive little resort on St Brides Bay. It features a smooth and sandy Blue Flag Beach which is fully exposed at low tide and there are plenty of water-sport activities available along the sea-front. The town is fringed by cliffs that overlook St Brides Bay and which provide access to Little Haven at low tide.
Broad Haven Accommodation

Fishguard
Fishguard is a picturesque port town on the north coast of Pembrokeshire. It lies near the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and features a significant historical attraction, the Last Invasion Tapestry. The main town is actually separate from Lower Fishguard which is where the original settlement is thought to have been situated. In addition to a short tidal quay, there's also an excellent bay, surrounded by high sea-cliffs.
Fishguard Holiday Accommodation

Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire and lies on the River Cleddau. It is dominated by a 12th century castle, which sits atop a large sandstone ridge, overlooking the town. To the south, Haverfordwest's steep high street dissects the town and runs down to the river with its collection of ancient bridges. In addition, to Haverfordwest Castle, there are four parish churches and the remains of an Augustinian priory.
Haverfordwest Holiday Accommodation

Little Haven
Little Haven is within walking distance of Broad Haven and forms part of the Havens Community. Originally a fishing and agricultural centre, Little Haven developed into a tourist destination during the early 19th century. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes through the village and its larger sister town, Broad Haven, can be accessed at low tide, via Settlands Bay. 
Little Haven Holiday Accommodation

Manorbier
Manorbier can be found on the south coast of Pembrokeshire. It's built round the ruins of an impressive, moated Norman Castle which overlooks a picturesque bay. The village is a popular spot for water-sport enthusiasts, especially surfers and there are a number of historical attractions such as Manorbier Castle. A prehistoric group of standing stones known as King's Quoit also lie about a half mile to the south-west.
Manorbier Holiday Accommodation

Narberth
At one-time a Norman stronghold, Narberth has since become a popular Pembrokeshire holiday destination. There are numerous art galleries throughout the town as well as a good museum. Like many other towns in the region, Narberth features a ruined castle which dates back to Norman times. Popular attractions such as Oakwood Theme Park and the idyllic Blackpool Mill Walk are also located close-by.
Narberth Holiday Accommodation

Newport
Not to be confused with its namesake to the East, Pembrokeshire's Newport or Newport Pembs as it's sometimes known lies at the mouth of the River Nevern in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This ancient port town has an eventful maritime past, illustrated by a large 11th century keep which overlooks Newport and much of the surrounding area. The old port area known as Parrog also features some of the original old quay walls as well as two lime kilns.
Newport Holiday Accommodation

Pembroke
Pembroke is the former county town of Pembrokeshire and features one of the largest, most impressive Norman castles in the UK. The castle, which was the birth place of Henry VIII is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Its outer wall has seven bastion towers and the keep stands at 75ft. In addition to the castle, Pembroke boasts a variety of other historical sites of intrigue including a 9th century Priory and the vast limestone Wogan Cavern.
Pembroke Holiday Accommodation

Pembroke Dock 
Pembroke Dock lies some 3 miles to the north of Pembroke. The town was originally a small fishing hamlet before being expanded to include a Royal Navy Dockyard - it is now one of the biggest towns in Pembrokeshire. Pembroke Dock now acts as a major ferry port but is close to visitor attractions such as Pembroke Castle.
Pembroke Dock Holiday Accommodation

Saundersfoot
Saundersfoot is situated on Pembrokeshire's south coast and is a short distance from Tenby. Despite its reputation as one of the most visited Welsh holiday destinations, Saundersfoot manages to retain a small-village ambience which is somtimes lacking in larger holiday resorts. Nearby visitor attractions include Caldey Island and Carew Castle. The town is also well-known for the locally-run boat trips which take in the stunning coastal vistas which dominate the region.
Saundersfoot Holiday Accommodation

St Davids
St Davids is the UK's smallest cathedral city and lies in the western reaches of Pembrokeshire. The cathedral, which is set in a hollow below the town, is predominantly 12th century and lies next to the impressive ruins of the medieval Bishop's Place. About a mile to the south, are a collection of good bays featuring sand and cliff scenery. They include St Non's Bay, Caerbwdi Bay and Caerfai Bay. The nature reserve, Ramsey Island is also within a short distance.
St Davids Holiday Accommodation

Tenby
Tenby lies on the south coast of Pembrokeshire and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Wales. It's a picture-postcard resort with narrow streets of shops, cafes and houses built against the ruins of the 13th century town walls. The harbour features a collection of multi-coloured buildings and there are two excellent, sandy bays. Caldey Island, with its ancient priory church, lies about 2 miles out and can be reached by launch.
Tenby Holiday Accommodation

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