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Puffins seen off the coast of Pembrokeshire

Ever considered a short break in Pembrokeshire? No? Well, allow me to change your mind. Let’s start with how accessible it is. Located in South West Wales, London is just 4 hours away, Birmingham 3.5, the Severn Bridge 2 hours and Cardiff a mere 1.5 hours. Strong access to Britain’s motorway links really does make it a place worth visiting wherever you reside.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park boasts some of the most breathtaking views and diverse range of wildlife in the UK. Covering 240 square miles and with a coastline stretching 258 miles long it really is something to marvel. It has little islands just off the coastline that can be accessed by boat, you’ll get to see puffins and gannets and admire the panoramic views. Walks, biking, golf, fishing are all par for the course, coupled with quaint little villages and the more bustling towns like Tenby, your trip is sure to be full and varied. Of all the things that can be experienced, here is just a snippet for you

  1. Cilgerran Castle: Steeped in history this castle which was first mentioned back in 1164 overlooks the River Teifi. An imposing masonry castle not to be missed.
  2. Melin Tregwynt Mill: Gives you a chance to watch traditional weaving in process and offers a unique shopping experience for its visitors from individual throws to stylish blankets and lampshades. Located in a beautifully remote wooden valley on the Pembrokeshire coast line.
  3. Strumble Head and Fishguard: The closest point to Ireland from Wales, this magnificent headland boasts stunning views of the coastline. Blow the cobwebs away with a walk there and back. You will not regret it.
  4. Skomer Island: Located in St Brides Bay off the West coast of Pembrokeshire, regular boat trips are held to get there where you will see a wide variety of plants and birds.
  5. Celtic Haven Spa: After all the great outdoor pursuits, you may wish to unwind and relax in the only Elemis Premier spa in West Wales. Choose from a range of therapies and treatments on offer.

Choose to stay in one of a wide range of Pembrokeshire Cottages to make your stay truly memorable.

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