Don’t forget to research before you arrive on your holiday!
If you’ve done your research before heading to South Pembrokeshire, then Narberth is probably already on your list of places to visit. It’s a real arty town, with amazing food and great shops. In fact there’s so many great places to visit it can be hard to know where to start.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our top 10 things to add to your Narberth bucket list.
1. Food! It is a sin to visit Narberth with a full stomach. There are so many amazing places to eat. The Dragon for Sunday Lunch, Cafe Medina for a good coffee, Ultracomida for top class tapas, Tooj for Authentic Kurdish food. The list goes on (and on). You’ll be hard pushed to find poor food in Narberth.
2. Entertainment. The Queens Hall is a real institution in Narberth. A legendary venue where The Stones and Deep Purple have played, it is in a state of near-constant activity. From local, national and international live music to the renowned SPAN arts comedy nights, poetry performances to theatre, film screenings to exhibitions, there is a lot of creativity flowing through this old hall. Be sure to check out whats going on when you visit.
3. The Blackpool Mill Walk. Not many people think of walking further than a lap around the high street when they go to Narberth, but if you head to the top carpark you can pick up a path that will take you on a beautiful walk deep into the breathtaking Pembrokeshire countryside. The Blackpool Mill Walk is 3.73 miles long and takes around 3 1/2 hours. The path will take you over bridges, past streams, and into the beautiful Canaston Woods. You’ll follow the route of the ancient Knight’s Way to the Cleddau River and finish at the impressive Blackpool Mill, built in 1813 where you can take out the flask and enjoy the view.
4. Narberth Food Festival. An culinary adventure around the world here in tiny Narberth. Not to be missed.
5. Paint your own pottery in the Creative Cafe – a perfect way to spend a few hours on a rainy day in Narberth.
6. Pubs. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in Narberth, there are plenty of traditional pubs to try out, often with live music and local beers, wines and spirits on offer. Try them all to find your holiday local.
7. Narberth Castle. Thought to have been built around the late 11th century, The castle is part of the Landsker Line, which marks a language boundary, either side of which sits mostly Welsh speaking areas and mostly English speaking areas. A quick google of the Landsker Line will inform you of the long-standing, friendly rivalry between the two sides. It is also mentioned in the famous welsh book The Mabinogion as the place where Rhiannon was imprisoned and forced to carry travellers through the gates as penance for killing her son. You cannot enter castle due to its condition but it is viewable from the roadside.
8. Narberth Museum. A historical town is not complete without a museum. The Museum’s extensive exhibition space tells the story of the town and its people, with additional visiting exhibitions. There’s a coffee shop and a research room with extensive archives and internet access.
9. Blue Lagoon. Just outside of Narberth the Blue Lagoon is Pembrokeshire’s own waterpark. With slides, flumes and lazy rivers, it’s a great way to keep the whole family happy.
10. Take it all in. Narberth is a place to slow down, to gaze at local artwork, try local food and sit and ponder the world over a coffee or a glass of wine. Narberth should be enjoyed for what it is. An original, independent, creative town.