Inland, Pembrokeshire is dominated by the
Preseli Hills, probably most famous as the source of
the "blue stone" taken from there 4000 years ago by
our forefathers to create the inner sanctum of
Britain's best known ancient monument - Stonehenge.
Why was this particular stone chosen? How did the people building Stonehenge even know of its existence? How did they extract and shape the stones? How did they transport them from Preseli Hills to their present location? English Heritage have some interesting facts.
Norman occupation in the south is evident by medieval castles and Norman churches, while the north of the county is dotted with cromlechs, burial chambers, standing stones and the Iron Age forts of prehistoric settlers.
The county's main geographic feature is the Milford Haven waterway. This vast expanse of tidal water is home to oil tankers, sailing dinghies and windsurfers. The oil and gas terminals, though industrial, do not damage the beauty of the county and, at night, their myriad of lights make them look almost beautiful themselves. Watersports are popular with several windsurfing and sailing schools for those wishing to learn.