West Wales has it all – stunning scenery, a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, great attractions and good food!
Home also to the second city, Swansea, this region can also boast some of the best beaches in the UK and prettiest castles in Wales.
The majestic Pembroke Castle, once a mighty fortress and birthplace of Henry VII, is idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary. The enormous oval castle steeped in history, once the scene of historic battles, is now mostly surrounded by a serene mill pond. Explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers, take in the views from the 75 ft high Great Keep, and descend into Wogan Cavern.
The pretty picture postcard town of Tenby is a wonderful place to explore with gloriously quaint streets and 13th century Medieval town walls. Stroll around the picturesque harbour, visit the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery or just relax on the golden sands of this beautiful resort.
From Tenby, take the ferry to Caldey Island, sail past famous smugglers’ caverns, cross the sound to the bird reserve of St Margaret’s Island where puffins, razorbills, cormorants and other fabulous birds reside, past the giant Cathedral Caves and onwards to Caldey Island where you can view (from a distance) seals basking on the rocks.
Charming St David’s is the smallest city in Britain with a population of little more than 1,600. St David, the patron saint of Wales, lived here in the 4th century and the town is located in a designated conservation area. Spend time strolling around the lanes before visiting The Landscape Gallery at Oriel y Parc Gallery & Visitor Centre. The beautiful St David’s cathedral has much to see and admire and knowledgeable volunteers will happily provide a guided tour. There is also a weekly market which is normally held on Thursdays, selling Welsh crafts and treats. For the more adventurous, boat trips can also be booked to view the caves and wildlife around this beautiful bay.