in Pembrokeshire, Wales
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So, you are planning your
holiday, but don't really feel in the mood for traveling overseas.
If you are living in the UK, how about a great holiday closer to home,
in the most attractive county in Wales? If you consider holidays
in Pembrokeshire cottages, you will be totally independent and not tied
down to rules and regulations this year. Instead of staying in a
busy tourist hotel and rushing to try and get breakfast before they stop
serving, imagine getting up when you want to. Take a leisurely stroll
before cooking your own tasty breakfast and enjoying it with that hearty
appetite all that fresh air just gave you.
|OK, let's take a look at
the gorgeous locations just waiting for you.
The main historic and, in
fact, largest town in Pembrokeshire is Haverfordwest. In the area,
however, are several other lovely settlements and smaller towns, including
Pembroke itself and Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard, Tenby, Saundersfoot,
Narberth, Neyland and Newport. In the north west of Pembrokeshire we can
find St. David's which is, in fact, the smallest town in the whole of the
United Kingdom with a population of a mere 2,000 people.
Besides so many lovely towns,
large and small, Pembrokeshire has a really beautiful coastline.
Along this coast can be found lovely sandy beaches (as in the Broad Haven
south beach pictured right), many bays and some internationally important
seabird breeding sites.
Broad Haven south beach
near Bosherston, Pembrokeshire, UK
Photo courtesy JKMMX
There is also the Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park, where you can take advantage of a 186-mile walking
trail (depending on your energy!) which is known as the Pembrokeshire
In the area at MIlford Haven,
you will also find a large estuary and natural harbour with beautiful views.
Seaside views are also available at the various bays in Pembrokeshire,
Carmarthen Bay, Fishguard Bay and Newport Bay. Various islands are
to be seen off the coast including Caldey Island, Grassholm Island, Ramsey
and Skomer Islands, always interesting for a day out.
Pentre Ifan burial chamber
- Photo courtesy Paul
|History buffs will enjoy
the Preseli Hills (known in the local dialect as Mynydd Preseli) up in
the north of the county. There a wide area of the moorland boasts
many prehistoric monuments and a really fascinating fact is that this is
the source of the bluestones usedin the construction of the inner circle
of Stonehenge in England. This somewhat boggles the brain when you
think about how they transported these stones over that distance.
Even if you are not actually
a history buff, you can't help but be impressed by these iconic structures,
as in the photo of Penfre
Ifan to the left. Pentre Ifan is an ancient manor located in
the civil parish of Nevern, Pembrokeshire, Wales, containing the largest
and best preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales.
Probably the most popular
areas to stay in Pembrokeshire are Tenby, Saundersfoot and the surrounding
areas, as they do tend to attract the most visitors, but nothing is ever
too far away for a day trip.
All in all, Pembrokeshire
is a beautiful, scenic location for your holiday this year. Be independent,
live like a local in Wales in a comfortable and cozy cottage or beautiful
larger home with swimming pool, depending on the size of your party.
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