Pembrokeshire – “Little England beyond Wales” is home to Britians only Coastal National Park and a Coastal Path stretching 186 miles. Beaches so beautiful that they have been voted amongst the “Best in the World” by Lonely Planet and the Guardian newspaper.
Otters to Ospreys, Starfish to Seals and Puffins to Peregrins, wildlife absolutely abounds throughout the county. Whales and Dolphins swim around the coastline, whilst Red Kites and Choughs soar overhead, from the sheer sea cliffs to the heights of the Preselli Hills.
Historically, Pembrokeshire was the place of the last invasion of mainland Britain, the last place in Wales for a Wolf to be slain and the original site for Isambard Kingdom Brunels terminus to America. The south of the county is almost totally English speaking and is seperated from the slightly more Welsh speaking north by the ancient Landskar line.
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire’s largest town by population, is called Aberdaugleddau by the Welsh, meaning “Mouth of the two Rivers Cleddau” and was founded by Nantucket Whalers in 1790. It boasts one of the worlds deepest natural harbours which was described by Admiral Nelson as “The finest port in Christendom”, but as far back as 854 the Viking Chieftain Hubba sheltered in the waterways and lent his name to the area now known as Hubberston.
Road verges left uncut during May and June create old fashioned riots of wild flower colour backed by windswept farmers hedgerows. The coastline is one of the most amazing sights that changes every day, with beaches you can really only dream of living by, and the Preselli Mountains which change hue in the light and magically disappear in the mist.
If you’re into animals, then days out at the fabulous award winning Folly Farm or, Anna Ryder Richardsons Manor House Wildlife park are a must for ALL the family.
Walkers, surfers and dog owners are well catered for and many beaches have stretches that allow dogs on all year round which is great for families and their pets.
There is just SO much more that can be said about this wonderful, peaceful and stunning Welsh County.