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Pembrokeshire is synonymous with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of Britain’s finest wilderness areas. This rugged stretch of indented coastline, stretching for nearly 200 miles along the Welsh coast between Cardigan and Tenby, is a playground for hikers, climbers, kayakers, surfers, mountain bikers and anyone else who loves throwing themselves into the great outdoors. The undisputed highlight is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a challenging 189-mile trail that soars over towering crags and dives to empty beaches, passing the ruins of a string of medieval castles. En route, you can dip into historic towns like St. David’s, Pembroke ...

Pembrokeshire is synonymous with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, one of Britain’s finest wilderness areas. This rugged stretch of indented coastline, stretching for nearly 200 miles along the Welsh coast between Cardigan and Tenby, is a playground for hikers, climbers, kayakers, surfers, mountain bikers and anyone else who loves throwing themselves into the great outdoors. The undisputed highlight is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a challenging 189-mile trail that soars over towering crags and dives to empty beaches, passing the ruins of a string of medieval castles. En route, you can dip into historic towns like St. David’s, Pembroke and Tenby, which have been inhabited since Norman times and have the ruins and relics to prove it. From the cliffs, there are views to uninhabited islands that can be visited on bird- and seal-spotting cruises, and inland lie the hill forts and standing stones of the Preseli Hills. If you feel like continuing the home nations tour, ferries run regularly from Pembroke and Fishguard to Rosslare in Ireland.

Joe Bindloss
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Joe Bindloss has written more than 30 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Time Out and other publishers, with a focus on Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and island nations.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: A maritime county bordered by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean on three sides. It is located in the southwest of Wales.
  • Language: Welsh, English
  • Currency: Pound Sterling
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Rainfall | Daylight
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Climate

  • Best Time to Visit:

    April to September, but come in spring to avoid the crowds.