From dramatic sea cliffs and islands, open oceans and hidden golden bays to the rolling hills and hidden forests of the countryside and its picture-perfect towns, Pembrokeshire is one of the most captivating places in South Wales. Steeped in myth and legend, the coast has inspired artists and poets for centuries.
With 14 national reserves, including the entire coastline, Pembrokeshire plays host to a wealth of wildlife. You can expect to see puffins, seals, whales, and dolphins along the shore. Further inland you will encounter owls, bats, and wild ponies in addition to traditional British wild animals such as badgers, foxes, and one of the world’s largest manx shearwater breeding colonies
Over the course of one week you can abseil and climb along craggy cliff faces and abandoned mines, paraglide over mountains, surf and kite along white sandy beaches. You can fish for mackerel and meet monks in centuries old monasteries before stargazing in a dark sky zone and exploring the forests in search of nocturnal wildlife.
Tailored to suit, your guides will kit you up and take you scrambling, climbing and traversing your way along the rocky shore and sunken slate mine. Try cliff jumping from zero to 35ft jumps and playing in water features made famous by the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in the Blue Lagoon.
Spend an afternoon with a local artist and explore historic city of St Davids, discover the medieval iconography that is scattered throughout the UK’s smallest city and finally head into the artists studio to create your own stained-glass plaques. Once fired and finished, these will be delivered to you at home, a lasting reminder of your time in Pembrokeshire.
The Preseli Mountains, or Preseli Hills, whichever you prefer, rise out of the landscape to 536m in the northern half of Pembrokeshire and are in complete contrast to the relative lowlands of the south. The landscape is wild moorland, heath and grassland and is home to a wide range of plants and invertebrates some of them quite rare.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Pembrokeshire without taking the time to surf some of the best and most consistent waves in Wales. Pembrokeshire has over 50 beaches with plenty of beginner- friendly beach breaks, and with most of the coastline being a National Park it also has some of the most picturesque locations and cleanest waters in Britain.
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On the beautiful St David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire, this dramatic Castle appears to have grown out of the cliff face. With panoramic views over St Brides Bay and Preseli Hills, the prime location is the ideal hideaway to use as a base for your daily adventures, whether its abseiling the craggy cliffs or swimming in the Blue lagoon. Renowned for the welsh inspired breakfast and with a choice of three restaurants at the sister property, Twr Y Felin the food is all influenced by season and locality, its freshness complimenting the coastal location.
Crug Glâs Country House
Crug Glâs provides a stunning backdrop for some of the finest food on the Pembrokeshire coast. Committed to using local produce, to create simple elegant dishes that make the most of the natural welsh flavours, come for the dining and stay for the luxurious Georgian rooms each with a feature, roll top bath. The House itself is situated in rolling farmland near Britain's smallest town, St Davids. Close to the stunningly bright White sands and Abeireddy beaches, this beautiful property feels like a secluded home away from home.
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Bringing together family and friends in the greatest of comfort and privacy, to enjoy adventure in remote UK corners. A bespoke series of activities and experiences will be organised before returning to the signature Camp Kerala experience – imagine beautifully designed maharaja tents with the softest of beds on a stable hard wood floor, in-tent service, delicious dining and the legendary CK bar, so that the fun can continue long into the night. Discover more here.