Pembrokeshire is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Wales. Graced with a stunning coastline and its own National Park, there is plenty of breathtaking scenery to take in here. There are also plenty of attractions, so you’re sure to find something that’ll keep all the family entertained no matter the weather. So if you’re planning your next trip, or still need convincing, here are five reasons why everyone should visit Pembrokeshire.
1. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only coastal national park in Britain; just one of the things that makes it so special. Whatever the season, it is a wonderful place to visit, but make sure you’re prepared for whatever the weather might throw at you! The scenery is stunning and there are plenty of walking opportunities, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail which offers 186 miles of beautiful terrain. The beaches here are also excellent, many of them with Blue Flag status. So if you’re looking for a dose of fresh air and some awe-inspiring landscapes, this just might be the perfect place to go. If you really want to get involved in the action and see the landscape from a different perspective check out Celtic Quest Coasteering.
2. Manor Wildlife Park
The Manor Wildlife Park is a magical place to spend a day. Home to all sorts of wonderful creatures, the aim of this park is to protect endangered species, so you can get behind a good cause and see the conservation efforts at work. From the well known beasts of the wild, to the infinitely more obscure, you’re guaranteed to see, and indeed learn, a whole lot on this day out. Not only can you admire the animals from afar, there are unique walkthrough opportunities where you can be at one with the animals themselves. For kids there are excellent play opportunities too; from an indoor hay-play area to a climbing wall!
3. Pembroke Castle
Pembroke Castle is an impressive medieval castle that draws in many a visitor. Notably, Henry VII was born here, the father of infamous Henry VIII. Steeped in history, take time to explore the network of hidden passages and stunning towers, which make for brilliant view points across the land. The Great Keep in particular is a remarkable 75 feet high and offers amazing views. Or, you can descend the 55 steps down to Wogan Cavern, an impressive limestone cave. If you want to learn more about the history, visit one of the exhibitions or even take a guided tour.
4. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo
Folly Farm is an excellent place to go rain or shine. Nearly half of the attractions here are under cover; so there’s still fun to be had even if you get caught out by the weather. In the zoo you will find over 90 different species of animals to visit. There is a barn, too, where kids can get up close and personal with the farm animals. There’s a fairground as well, offering with fun for all ages (not just the kids!). With nine play areas and several food and drink options up for grabs, you can be assured of a full-on day of fun.
5. The famous Green Bridge
The Green Bridge is a remarkable natural rock arch and it’s one of the most famous landmarks in all of Wales. Rising to to an impressive 25 meters and spanning over 20, this formation has been described as ‘probably the most spectacular arch in the United Kingdom’; beating the likes of the Durdle Door in Dorset. The rest of the surrounding coast is pretty beautiful so it’s definitely worth taking an afternoon to soak up this charming spot.