27th March 2018 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire, Wales

10 Things to Add to Your Pembrokeshire…

Pembrokeshire has so many interesting and exciting things to see and do.

Ten Things to Add to Your Pembrokeshire Bucket List:

Pembrokeshire has so many interesting and exciting things to see and do, from its famous coastal path which offers 186 miles of glorious coastal walks to enjoy, to its magical landmarks and historic castles and buildings which make this county unique in every way. You can also try some amazing activities too, making Pembrokeshire a superb holiday destination with something for everyone. Below is a small selection of some great things to do in Pembrokeshire:

1. Pembrokeshire Wake Park – this new attraction offers a superb aqua park where you can enjoy the thrill of wake boarding, the latest craze in water sports, which involves being towed by an overhead cable around a circuit with ramps and obstacles – great adrenalin fix and superb fun for all. https://www.pembrokeshirewakepark.co.uk/

2. Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm – discover the fascinating world of bugs and learn about conservation through research, innovation and education at this unique attraction near St. David’s. Set on a 100 acre working farm this scientific research centre is all about invertebrates and sustainable agriculture. Visitor attractions include: tropical bug zoo, but museum, up-close sessions, arts and crafts and many more. It even has a grub café where you can sample edible insect dishes alongside traditional Welsh delicacies. http://www.drbeynonsbugfarm.com/

3. Skomer Island – this unique bird and wildlife sanctuary on Skomer Island just off the Pembrokeshire coast is a must for anyone passionate about nature and wildlife. Day trips run on a regular basis from April through to September and visitors can experience the first landings of Puffins to the Island as well as observe Guillemots and Razorbills. Seals gather to moult in April and the wild flowers which carpet the Island are a true spectacle of delight. https://www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-day-trip/

4. Coasteering – try one of the best visitor experiences in Wales – coasteering off the Pembrokeshire coast where you literally jump off a cliff into the water below!! Always go with professional instructors and enjoy the Pembrokeshire coast from a very different perspective. A real adrenalin rush and the best fun you can have in the water. A definite “must do” experience on anyone’s bucket list. https://www.celticquestcoasteering.com/

5. Walk The Golden Road – a 7 mile west-east walk across the spine of Pembrokeshire. One of Wales’ finest high ground walks, this ancient walkway runs along the spine of the Preseli Hills with views stretching as far as South Wales, Snowdonia and even Ireland on a clear day. Discover the peace and tranquillity of Pembrokeshire and its many ancient monuments, burial chambers and rocky tors. http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/activities-adventure/walking/the-golden-road/

6. The Gwaun Valley – this magical ancient valley was created during the last Ice Age and has a truly unique atmosphere, just like stepping back in time, and is abundant in prehistoric sites and native wildlife. One of the few truly unspoilt areas of Pembrokeshire, the Valley is perfect for cycling and walking along its quiet country lanes and ancient woodlands. http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/towns-and-villages/gwaun-valley/

7. Barafundle Bay Beach – consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world, this fabulous little beach nestled on the Pembrokeshire coast outranked the likes of Copacabana and Bondi beaches in Passport Magazine’s poll in 2017. With its pristine white sands and secluded location, you could be forgiven for thinking you were on a tropical paradise beach, but we’re lucky enough to have this little gem right here in Pembrokeshire. Well worth a visit at any time of year.

8. St Govan’s Chapel – this hidden little chapel in the cliffs on the Pembrokeshire coast near Bosherston is ranked No 2 on TripAdvisor’s top attractions in the area. Steeped in history and folklore, this magical little limestone chapel blends perfectly in to the landscape and is well worth a visit.

9. Castell Henllys – step back in time to the Iron Age at one of Pembrokeshire’s top attractions. Castell Henllys is an Iron Age Village nestled deep in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park within 30 acres of woodland and river meadows. The expertly built roundhouses are built exactly as they would have been 2,000 years ago and the site recreates life as it would have been for our ancestors. A superb day out and well worth a visit. http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=261

10. Paddle boarding – explore Pembrokeshire from a totally different perspective on a paddle board. This latest popular pastime offers a unique experience and a superb way to explore the beautiful coastline around Pembrokeshire with its many hidden coves, secluded beaches and coastal caves to explore. This is also a superb way to connect with nature and observe marine wildlife and seabirds in their natural habitat. http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/activities-adventure/paddle-boarding/