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About Pembrokeshire

The county of Pembrokeshire is located at the South west corner of Wales. It is an area steeped in history and of outstanding natural beauty. The historical importance of the area to past generations can be found in the number of castles that are still standing today.
Today its primary role is the counties rich agricultural land and tourism.
Pembrokeshire's coastline contains such diverse ecology from plant, bird and sea life, with it's 250 miles of coastline which will take you through stunning cliff and sea views to more calm and sedated sandy beaches and coves.
Along the coastal path there are also two working ferry terminal ports with regular sailing to Ireland, (Fishguard and Pembroke Dock) a working oil port and fishing harbour (Milford Haven).
In order to preserve this area and to maintain it for future generations the area was designated a National Park, it remains the only coastal National Park in Great Britain. In 2002 Pembrokeshire celebrated the 50th anniversary of having received this status.
Outside of the coastal region Pembrokeshire boasts areas of equal beauty from mountains to wooded valleys , rivers, (some tidal) which you can navigate by boat.


Milford Haven

Is one of the deepest natural harbour in the world. A natural occurrence which was seized upon by Lord Nelson who visited the town to oversee the construction of the harbour and sea defence in he area.

It has regular visits by super tankers carrying crude oil to the refineries,but uniquely still has a working fishing harbour in the town itself.

Milford Haven has re invented with  the water front harbour area now house apartments, shops and restaurants.

It is also home to the Torch Theatre one of only two that exist in Pembrokeshire, the othe smaller theatre is pat of the Pembrokeshire college in Haverfordwest. 


Pembroke Dock and Pembroke Town

A town which is situated on the lower reaches of the Cleddau river
with its tidal estuary. It still has strong links with water related
activities, from building and repairof boats to sailing schools.
Its is also the terminal for one of the regular ferries to Ireland. 
Pembroke Dock is also very closely linked to Pembroke town itself. (although do not tell the local rugby teams I said that). Here you will find a splendid castle where king Henry VII was born. 
There are also a number of local shops and pubs in very attractive suroundings.


Fishguard. 

Fishguard is the other Ferry Terminal to Ireland, where you can reduce the
travelling time by taking the sea cat which is only a 90 minute. (this service has been terminated from 2012) crossing. Fishguard is also the location of the last invasion of . The French soldiers were famously repelled by Welsh
women wearing the traditional Welsh costumes.
There is a tapestry of the event hanging in  Fishguard. 

Tenby.
A Victorian town which still retains its old town walls. It has four beaches at least two which have the coveted blue flag award. These sandy beaches are very popular with tourists.

Saundersfoot. a village just to the N. East of Tenby, small harbour, sandy beach village atmosphere. An ideal location to tour the county from.

Dale in the West the area around this village is famed for the more adventurous water sport, and diving.


The Islands
There are four small island.
Caldey, Stockholm, Skomer and Ramsey.

Boat trips are available to sail around or land on these islands