West Wales Regions
South Pembrokeshire's largest town, offers splendid Victorian architecture set within Tudor town walls. It is perched dramatically on a rocky promontory and boasts award winning, white sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour, lush Mediterranean-style vegetation and charming narrow streets packed with shops, galleries and restaurants.
Saundersfoot, with its bustling harbour and lively village centre lies at the foot of a beautiful wooded valley and is blessed with a choice of fine sandy beaches. This well-established resort abounds with water sports, sailing, fishing and boat trips. Low tide exposes a huge crescent of golden sand and enables beach walks to Amroth and Monkstone. Close by are several other popular holiday centres, which offer the best of everything, spectacular uncrowded beaches, stunning countryside, invigorating walks and numerous attractions.
Pembrokeshire's west coast offers a peaceful setting for a holiday away from the crowds. The landscape on the St Davids peninsula is dominated by the huge igneous outcrop of Carn Llidi, where many pre-historic sites and ancient burial chambers can be found. The cliff scenery along the coastal path is wild and dramatic and a selection of superb beaches can be found nearby.
The spectacular Mumbles and Gower peninsula are waiting to be discovered with an embarrassing surfeit of beaches and a wealth of sports including, hang-gliding, surfing, para-gliding, body-surfing etc.
The Preseli Hills or Preseli Mountains are a range of hills in north Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The majestic Preseli Hills provide a profusion of beautiful wild flowers, enhanced by the mild Pembrokeshire climate and is the home to a diverse array of wildlife. They are one of two inland areas that form part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
West and south-west Wales is blessed with some of Britain's most spectacular award-winning beaches, magnificent coastal scenery and beautiful unspoilt countryside. The facts speak for themselves: Pembrokeshire is Britain's only coastal national park, and the Gower Peninsula was Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The FBM Holidays region has something for everyone, even when the weather isn't too good. Family parks and attractions. Mighty medieval castles. Breathtaking watersports and activities. Restaurants, pubs, clubs and entertainment. And a feast of colourful events celebrating the rich history and heritage of Wales. Check out the Preseli Mountains where legend has it the Bluestones of Stonehenge were magically transported to Stonehenge.
Perfect choice for short breaks.
In spring, autumn and winter, the region loses none of its great natural appeal. The climate is often surprisingly mild - the ideal environment for getting away from it all and enjoying a breath of fresh air and a change of pace and scenery. Equally refreshing is the fact that an FBM Holidays out-of-season break can cost you less than you'd expect - particularly on a shared price-per-head basis, and even in top-of-the-range luxury accommodation!
Make a special occasion really special! Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, celebrations...all year round, more and more people are heading west to combine a special occasion with a short break to ensure it's all the more memorable. FBM Holidays will happily accommodate you - all you need is the excuse!
It's so easy to get hereThanks to the M4 and fast, much-improved trunk roads, plus regular National Express coach services and good rail and air links, it's now much quicker and easier to get to Pembrokeshire and West Wales than it's ever been. And there's a big bonus: daily car ferry services from both Pembroke Dock and Fishguard in Pembrokeshire serve Rosslare in Ireland's County Wexford - so you can easily enjoy two historic Celtic countries in one great holiday!
Pembrokeshire is Britain's only coastal National Park. With over 186 miles to explore, there is no reason not to take a long peaceful walk along the diverse ways of the Coastal Path. If you fancy a gentler stroll then why not pay a visit to some of the gardens and mills in Pembrokeshire? Colby Lodge and the Solva Woolen Mill to name but two. Pembrokeshire is renowned it's wildlife, spectacular cliff scenery and protected offshore islands such as Grassholm, Skomer, Skokholm and Ramsey, all of which are home to some fascinating wildlife, amongst them, Puffins, Guillemots, Manx Shearwaters and Razorbills. Caldey Island may not have the same variety of wildlife, but it is home to the Order of Cistercians. Monks first came to the island in the 6th century and they now farm on the island and produce their own goods such as perfume, aftershave and their delicious Caldey Island chocolate. If you fancy viewing wildlife in the sea, why not take a charter and go on a seal safari or whale and dolphin/porpoise watching. Orca and Minke whales are regularly spotted in the deeper seas off the Pembrokeshire Coast but dolphins and porpoises are permanent residents of Cardigan Bay and can also be seen behind Caldey Island.
The region boasts many great attractions, from mighty medieval castles such as Carew, Pembroke, Manorbier to ruins like Narberth, Haverfordwest and Tenby and others such as Picton. From Cathedrals such as the awe-inspiring St David's Cathedral through Tenby's St Marys Church, (the largest parish church in Wales), to St Govan's Chapel, refuge to a long dead hermit and only approached down a steep cliff walk. (Local legend states that you will never count the same number of steps coming back up as you did going down). There are too many sights and buildings to describe here, but to whet your appetite, amongst them are: Colby Woodlands Gardens, The Botanical Gardens of Wales, Scolton Heritage Park, Bosherston Lily Ponds, Blackpool Mill, Llysyfran Country Park, The Preseli Hills, Carew Tidal Mill and of course, the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
For a sporting or special-interest holiday, you'll discover no shortage of exciting challenges, from walking to watersports to coasteering to karting.
West Wales is renowned for its high-class cuisine and local produce. All across the counties you can sample our very own Caldey Lobster, Welsh Black Beef, Cawl, Welsh Cheese, Sea Bass, Welsh Lamb and much more.