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Carew Castle

The present structure of Carew Castle was built by Sir Nicholas de Carew in the 13th Century. The last tournament of knights in Wales was held here by Sir Rhys ap Thomas in 1507, with over 600 knights attending. After

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Llys y Fran

Llys y Fran Dam

Llys y Fran is a 212 acre reservoir set in a 350 acre country park in the Preseli Hills. The dam was started in 1968 and completed in 1972 and is 30 metres high. There is a 6 miles walking

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Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire from across the river

Built in the 12th Century by William Marshal, Pembroke Castle was the birthplace of Henry VII. It underwent extensive restoration work in the 20th century and is now open to the public. During the summer it runs events almost every

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Dinas Head

Pwllgwaelod , Dinas Head, North Pembrokeshire

If you fancy a 3 mile walk around an island then Dinas Head is perfect. The views from various spots around the island are spectacular on a clear day. About half an hours drive from us.

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Strumble Head Lighthouse

Strumble Head Lighthouse, North Pembrokeshire

Strumble Head Lighthouse is built on Ynysmeicl (St. Michael’s Island), an islet to the west of Fishguard, separated from the mainland by a very narrow gap. The station was built in 1908 by Trinity House for the greater safety of

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Whitesands Beach

Whitesands Beach in North Pembrokeshire.

Whitesands is a lovely, popular beach not far from St David’s. There is car parking at the beach or you can opt to park your car at the visitor centre in  St. Davids and catch the Celtic Coast Shuttlebus. Note there’s no dogs allowed

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The Preseli Hills

The Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire

The Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, the source for the stones at Stonehenge, offers spectacular views (on a clear day Snowdonia and Ireland can be seen from the higher viewing areas).        

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Lower Fishguard

Lower Fishguard shot from upper town.

Lower Fishguard is thought to be the original hamlet out of which the rest of Fishguard grew. It’s an extremely picturesque area (used in the 50s to film “Under Milk Wood” and “Moby Dick”) sitting at the mouth of the

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Broad Haven

Broad Haven, North Pembrokeshire

Broad Haven is a small coastal town less than half an hours drive from us. It has a couple of extremely good fish & chip emporiums. ‘Nuff said.

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Solva

Solva and surrounding headlands

Solva is a village lying in St. Brides Bay, around 15 minutes drive from us. Lower Solva (upper right of the photo) is home to a number of galleries, pubs and restaurants and the village was recently used for the filming

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