Pembrokeshire attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in St Davids (Tyddewi)

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 would be overlooked by Saxon raiders, but it was ransacked at l…
Top Choice Historic Site in Newport (Trefdraeth)

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. From about 600 BC and right through the Roman occupation ther…
Top Choice Castle in Pembroke (Penfro)

Pembroke Castle

This spectacular and forbidding castle was the home of the earls of Pembroke for over 300 years and the birthplace of Henry VII, the first Tudor king. A fort was established here in 1093 by Arnulph de Montgomery, bu…
Top Choice Tomb in Newport (Trefdraeth)

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 Preseli Hills and out to sea. The huge, 5m-long capstone, weighing…
Top Choice Ruins in St Davids (Tyddewi)

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 Henry de Gower, bishop from 1327 to 1347. The most distinctive …
Top Choice Gallery in St Davids (Tyddewi)

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 Coast National Park Authority and the National Museum Wales. N…
Ruins in St Davids (Tyddewi)

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 to the 13th-century ruins of St Non's Chapel. Only the base of…
Bird Sanctuary in St Davids (Tyddewi)

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. The island is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RS…
Beach in Stackpole (Stagbwll)

Barafundle Bay

Regularly voted one of Britain's most beautiful beaches, Barafundle Bay is a scenic 10-minute walk south along the coast path from Stackpole Quay (turn right). It is a gorgeous spot but its reputation has put paid t…
Wildlife Reserve in St Dogmaels (Llandudoch)

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 can find out more about the critters that live in the surroun…