Tourist Attractions etc in Pembrokeshire
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Pembrokeshire Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of Pembrokeshire...

Pembrokeshire Tourist Attractions

Pembrokeshire - famous for sun, sea, & sand

Green Bridge of Wales


The biggest attraction of Pembrokeshire is the countryside itself, particularly the coast. All around there are clean sandy beaches, most safe for bathing. If you are planning to go to one of the less frequented beaches, check that bathing is safe as there are strong currents in some parts. All along the coast there are amazing rock formations, a geologists dream.

One of the most impressive must surely be the GREEN BRIDGE OF WALES, a huge natural limestone arch 24 mtrs high and more than 20 mtrs wide. Erosion by the sea and gradual dissolving of the limestone has eaten away the headland leaving the Bridge and the Elegug Stacks. Milford Haven itself is the world's deepest natural harbour.

The oil industry came here as a result, since even the biggest super tankers can be accommodated. However, with much of the nation's oil coming from the North Sea, the need for the haven's refineries diminished and some have now closed though you still see tankers and the "Irish Ferry" (Pembroke Dock - Rosslare) passing up and down.

The whole waterway is a paradise for boating and watersports enthusiasts. In addition to the spectacular 200 mile stretch of National Park coastline with its countless coves and golden beaches, there is the tranquil wood-fringed Milford Haven Waterway which penetrates 24 miles into the heart of the country.

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Off Tenby, SA70 7UJ
Caldey Abbey is the home of Cistercian Monks who farm this tiny island off the coast of Tenby and make the famous Caldey Island perfume and chocolate.

The island can be visited from Easter to October (Mon-Fri, and Saturday's May-October).

Regular boat trips leave from Tenby Harbour. Return: £12 Adult & £6 Child.

There is also a medieval priory, lighthouse, post office/museum, gift shop and tea garden - as well as a glorious sandy beach, pleasant walks and spectacular views.
Tel: 01834 844453
Book online or find more info - CALDEY ISLAND

Blackpool Mill, Caves and Cafe

Canaston Bridge, nr Narberth, SA67 8ED
: 01437 541233

Delightful riverside corn mill, craft shop and cafe. Exhibits include steam engines, a wheelwrights shop, coracles and display of prehistoric scenes in the caverns. The landsker Borderlands trail footpath passes the mill.

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Bosherston Lily Ponds

Bosherston, nr Pembroke, SA71 5DN
: 01646 661359

3 flooded limestone valleys best known for their covering of lilies, which are at their best in June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the spectacular beach at Broad Haven South. The ponds also offer good coarse fishing and are well stocked.

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Carew Tidal Mill Carew

nr Pembroke, SA70 8SP
: 01646 651782

A 19th century corn mill powered by the tide, which is trapped by the millpond. There is an exhibition on milling through the ages and a shop. Tickets to see the castle can also include entrance to the mill. Managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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The Dinosaur Park

Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RB
Tel: 01834 845272    Fax: 01834 842668

Life-size dinosaurs along woodland trail, adventure playground, orbiter cars, crazy golf, Dino Keeper's Safari, maze, summer sledging, Guinea Pig Village, Rabbits' Junction, Goat Garden. Organised activities - craft sessions, fossil hunt, puppet shows, Family Frolics. Indoor play den and picnic area. Computer activity centre. Restaurant, snack bar, terrace kiosk, souvenir shop.

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Gun Tower Front Street

Pembroke Dock, SA72 6JX
: 01646 622246

A Martello tower built to protect the Naval dockyard, now refitted as it would have looked when it was in use at the turn of the century with cannons and defending soldiers. Also on show is a model of Pembroke Dockyard and a range of historical artefacts from Naval and Air force use of the Dockyard.

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Shire Horse Centre

Carnhaun, Eglwyswrw, SA41 3TA
Tel: 01239 891253    Fax: 01239 891650

A chance to see how a traditional farm operated before the introduction of tractors. Facilities included pony and wagon rides, demonstrations, bottle feeding young animals, a museum, play areas, go karts, shop and cafe. Some facilities are under cover. Open May to October.

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