Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the South West Wales. It borders Carmarthenshire to the east and Ceredigion to the north east. The county town is Haverfordwest where Pembrokeshire County Council is headquartered.
The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of three national parks in Wales, the others being Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks.
Much of Pembrokeshire, especially the south, has been English in language and culture for many centuries. The boundary between the English and Welsh speakers is known as the Landsker Line. South Pembrokeshire is known as Little England Beyond Wales.
If you are thinking of taking a holiday in Wales then take a look at Pembrokeshire. Whatever it is that you enjoy, Pembrokeshire has it all, from activity breaks such as mountain biking, walking and horse riding to wildlife and even historical intrigue with over 51 forts and castles spread around the county.
Perhaps one of the most famous historical landmarks in Pembrokeshire is St Davids Cathedral. The vast Cathedral sits amongst idyllic cottages and homes in what many would classify as a large village, however St Davids in Pembrokeshire is actually Britains smallest city. St Davids is also home to Oriel Y Parc, owned by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority working in partnership with the National Museum of Wales, the result is mutli- faceted learning and information centre that has won numerous design awards for the architecture and use of renewable energy. From Oriel Y Parc you can take part in guided walks with the National Park Ranger and learn the best places to spot wildlife and how to look after the countryside.
Dotted around Pembrokeshire you will find many more sites of historical interest. In particular Carew and Pembroke Castle which remain largely intact, with many displays of historical items and interactive learning displays that are sure to interest the whole family.
Pembrokeshire has much more to offer than history, it has always been a popular visitor destination but the growth has been slowly nurtured keeping it pristine and unspoilt to the extent that it was recently voted to have the second best coastline in the world by National Geographic, and its not hard to see why when it boasts 186 miles of stunning scenery and over 50 beaches. A diverse landscape from open bays and sandy dunes to forests and rivers and wild open headlands make Pembrokeshire ideal place to enjoy a cottage holiday inWales.
For those who like to get up close and personal to the wildlife you can find many boat trips that depart from harbour around Pembrokeshire that specialise in wildlife spotting on the water and its not unusual to see seals, porpoise, dolphins and even the occasional whale.
Tenby is perhaps the most popular area of Pembrokeshire. A charming fishing town that still boasts cobbled streets in some areas, and is for a large part, still surrounded by original town walls that were partially destroyed by Prince Llewelyn in 1260. From Tenby you can visit the fascinating island of Caldey which is a short boat ride from the harbour. Caldey is home to Caldey Abbey and the Cisterian monks. Few others live on the small island and income is generated by the monks from their handmade perfume and chocolate. Also on the island is a small lighthouse that makes an interesting visit.
If youre looking for a holiday apartment in Tenby, then 3 South Beach Court is the perfect choice as it has recently undergone major renovation works. A former hotel, it has now been converted into luxuriously appointed apartments. FBM Holidays are pleased to be able to offer this lower ground floor apartment, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Situated in a prominent location at the end of The Esplanade, access to the South Beach is directly opposite and the town centre is a short level stroll away. High quality soft furnishings throughout.
If you prefer to holiday in quieter surroundings then Sweet Pea Cottage is your idyllic holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire. Set in the beautiful grounds of Giltar Grove Country House, this delightful single storey detached cottage is the perfect holiday venue. The interior of this traditional little cottage offers a high standard of furnishings, is well equipped and with a wealth of stonework and beams plus subtle wall lighting gives a very cosy ambience. The accommodation is ideal for couples or a family with one child and for those larger families wishing to holiday close together, extra bed and breakfast accommodation can be acquired at Giltar Grove. Sweet Pea Cottage is ideally situated within easy driving distance to many of the towns and attractions of Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire's world-class coastal landscape has made it a popular location choice for television and film. In recent years, several notable films have been filmed in the county. (thanks to Wikipedia for this information)