Whether you’re spending a week in Pembrokeshire or a long weekend, as Wales’ top UK staycation destination, you’re in for a holiday of a lifetime! With the outstanding and award-winning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, an array of postcard-worthy towns and villages, unique attractions and a plethora of fantastic eateries to suit all tastes, it is no wonder that visitors return to this pocket of Wales time and time again.
Getting to Pembrokeshire
At under a five-hour drive from both Liverpool and London, Pembrokeshire is accessible from a broad range of locations. It’s unlikely to be a ‘dull’ drive from either destination, as the views along the route, and throughout Wales are sure to keep the passengers occupied.
If you’re travelling from further afield, the nearest airport is Cardiff and is under two-hours’ drive to the county.
For those who do not want to drive, there are regular trains heading to the Pembrokeshire railway station, as well as frequent coaches.
The landscape of Pembrokeshire is often considered to be wild and untamed, yet incredibly beautiful. Consisting of ancient woodland, salt marsh, riverways, waterfalls, gardens and more, it is a tranquil and picturesque setting to explore. The breath-taking views you’ll encounter during a wander are what makes this county so memorable. With some of the most captivating scenery in Wales, you can expect sloping hills dotted with cattle, sightings and sounds of wildlife, as well as the picture-perfect towns and villages nestled amongst the fields.
As if those natural assets were not enough to tempt you to visit Pembrokeshire, the coast is guaranteed to captivate your heart. Vertical stacks of limestone shape the shoreline, with majestic arches, towering sea stacks, coves and long stretches of golden sanded beaches, all of which are home to a profusion of wildlife. This diverse coast invites all to explore, whether that’s on your two feet, on top of a kayak or surfboard or simply for the freedom of a dip in the open ocean.
History and Heritage
As inspirational as the landscape of Pembrokeshire is, it is not the only draw to this unique location, and as a surprise to many, it is steeped in history. With a wealth of Celtic and pre-Celtic sites, humans have settled in this area for thousands of years and the evidence of which can be seen dotting the landscape. With standing stones, iron-age hillforts, stone circles and burial chambers, for those willing to look, a rich glimpse into the past is on offer! Alongside this, there are castles, islands, and of course, the smallest city in the UK, St Davids.
A Taste of Pembrokeshire
This is a county that takes immense pride in locally sourced ingredients. Whether that’s the finest Welsh beef and lamb, locally caught seafood, fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruit, or artisan cheeses and bread, you can expect a taste bud tingling holiday in this Welsh county! The local producers, farmers and fisherman have gotten a well-deserved reputation for the high-quality produce to be grown, raised and caught, which means you can rest assure when sampling some of the menus, as where possible, it’s likely to have been produced with care and pride, not too far from the doorstep!
Planning and anticipating a holiday are for many, an enjoyable experience. It gives you time to think about what you may or may not like to get up to during your time there. Organising your travel plans and how you will get around when you’re there, choosing things to see and do, as well as places to eat and drink will all contribute to making your holiday as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! If you’re still searching for a unique and charming place to stay, you may want to consider glamping in Pembrokeshire, with each accommodation option different to the next, you’ll find a quirky and suitable abode for your holiday in no time!