Activities and Attractions

Local activities include sea and fresh water fishing, horse riding and walks on the spectacular coast path. You can visit the cathedral of St Davids, castles at Pembroke, Carew and Manorbier, Skomer Island bird sanctuary, day trips depart from Martins Haven, and the many local artists and craft workshops. The Park Authority organises a variety of activities and guided walks and we are happy to offer expert advice. The County town of Haverfordwest, with shops, banks, restaurants etc. is just 7 miles away and the historic Cathedral City of St Davids, Britains smallest city, is a short drive away.

Why not enjoy a boat trip to one of the Pembrokeshire Islands? The islands are of international importance for their exciting colonies of sea birds including Puffins, Gannets and Manx Shearwaters, and are also the haunt of Choughs, Short-eared Owls and Grey Seals.

Carew Newton Farm Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Pembrokeshire’s Coastal Paths, just 1 mile away. An ideal base for walkers and cyclists. Carew Castle nearby, is justly celebrated as one of the most magnificent castles of south Wales. Its position is low-lying, but still prominent in the flat land around the tidal reaches of the Carew river. The castle stands at the end of a ridge at a strategically excellent site commanding a crossing point of the then- still navigable river.

For those planning to continue their holiday in Ireland, we are within easy reach of the ferries at Pembroke Dock and Fishguard. Day trips to Rosslare on the South East coast of Ireland are also available.

A few years ago, not many people would have spent any holiday time visiting museums. Nowadays, however, most museums have gone out of their way to increase their popular appeal. Computer graphics and audio-visual displays coupled with themed events, have all helped to make them more interesting to the general public. Other types of attractions – usually of an educational nature – have also opened their doors to the public and Pembrokeshire has its fair share of both!