Must see attractions in North Pembrokeshire

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    St David's Cathedral

    Hidden in a hollow and behind high walls, St David's Cathedral is intentionally unassuming. The valley site was chosen in the vain hope that the church…

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    Castell Henllys

    If you've ever wondered what a Celtic village looked, felt and smelt like, take a trip back in time to this Iron Age settlement, 4 miles east of Newport…

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    Pentre Ifan

    The largest neolithic dolmen in Wales, Pentre Ifan is a 5500-year-old neolithic burial chamber set on a remote hillside with superb views across the…

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    St Davids Bishop's Palace

    This atmospheric ruined palace was begun at the same time as St David's Cathedral, adjacent, but its final, imposing Decorated Gothic form owes most to…

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    Oriel y Parc

    Occupying a bold, semicircular, environmentally friendly building on the edge of town, Oriel y Parc is a winning collaboration between the Pembrokeshire…

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    St Non's Bay

    Immediately south of St Davids, this ruggedly beautiful spot is named after St David's mother and traditionally accepted as his birthplace. A path leads…

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    Ramsey Island

    Ramsey Island (Ynys Dewi) lies off the headland to the west of St Davids, ringed by dramatic sea cliffs and an offshore armada of rocky islets and reefs…

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    Welsh Wildlife Centre

    Bordering the River Teifi just south of Cardigan, the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve is a haven for kingfishers, owls, otters, badgers and butterflies. You…

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    St Brynach's Church

    With its overgrown castle and atmospheric church, the little village of Nevern, 2 miles east of Newport, makes a good objective for an easy walk or ride…

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    St Davids Head

    This atmospheric heather-wreathed promontory, formed from the oldest rock in Wales, was fortified by the Celts. The jumbled stones and ditch of an Iron…

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    Whitesands Bay

    This mile-long sandy beach is a popular surfing, swimming and strolling spot. At extremely low tide you can see the wreck of a paddle tugboat that ran…

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    Preseli Hills

    The only upland area in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, these hills rise to a height of 536m at Foel Cwmcerwyn. They encompass a fascinating…

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    Blue Lagoon

    Slate was quarried at this site on the water's edge in Abereiddi right up until 1910 and then transported by tramway to the harbour at Porthgain. After…

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    Strumble Head

    On wild and rocky Strumble Head, a lighthouse beams out its signal as high-speed ferries thunder past on their way to Ireland. Jutting into the sea from…

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    Poppit Sands

    Right at the end of the road that follows the river north from St Dogmaels, this big, broad, sandy beach offers terrific views over the estuary to…

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    St Dogmaels Abbey

    Built by a reforming Benedictine community from France in 1120 on the site of an already-ancient Celtic monastery, St Dogmaels' active life lasted until…

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    Carreg Coetan Arthur

    Now surrounded by fields and houses, this little dolmen has been here for 5000 years. At first glance it looks like the capstone is securely supported by…

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    Cilgerran Castle

    Originally built in timber and earth in around 1100 to control a crossing on the River Teifi, this sturdy stone incarnation with two massive round towers…

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    Ceibwr Bay

    Most of the 15 miles of coast at the northern tip of Pembrokeshire is accessible only on foot. The one spot where a car or bike can get close is at this…

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    Dinas Island

    The great wedge-shaped profile of Dinas Island juts out from the coast between Fishguard and Newport. It's not really an island as it's attached to the…