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Greentraveller's Guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Posted by Tom Watts at 12:59 on Wednesday 06 June 2012

As we continue to celebrate the very best natural spaces in the UK, we've published our Greentraveller Guide to Holidays in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park featuring all the top green and gorgeous places to stay, the best restaurants, cafés and farmshops offering local produce, as well as the best outdoor activities and attractions - from the wildlife haven of Skomer Island, and fantastic Castell Henllys, to wandering the world-famous 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. There's also all the info you'll need on travelling to and around the National Park by public transport.

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire's own 'Little town of fishes'. © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit WalesTenby, Pembrokeshire's own 'Little town of fishes'. © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit Wales

Here's a taste of what you'll find in our latest destination guide:

Where to stay

Trehilyn Isaf cottage in Strumble HeadTrehilyn Isaf cottage in Strumble HeadTrehilyn Isaf: Widely regarded to be one of the very best self-catering cottages in the UK, Trehilyn Isaf was the subject of BBC 4's 'A Pembrokeshire Farm' and is managed by the award-winning agency Under the Thatch. It may boast carbon-neutral central heating and sheep's wool insulation, but it is clear that comfort and luxury were equally high on the list of priorities.
>> Cottages in Pembrokeshire 

Trellyn Woodland Camping: Home to five separate camping pitches, two yurts, an innovative dome and a brand new 'Dragon Tipi', Trellyn offers one of Pembrokeshire's top camping experiences. Passionate glampers should head for the oak floors and internal kitchen of the 'Starlight Sailor' yurt, while Low Meadow pitch offers campers beautiful beach views.
>> Campsites in Pembrokeshire 

Where to eat

Cooking up delicious local produce at Pembrokeshire's Fish Week FestivalCooking up delicious local produce at Pembrokeshire's Fish Week FestivalCwtch restaurant: A cosy restaurant in St Davids born from a passion for good honest food and great service. The chefs work closely with local farmers and fisherman to source the freshest local produce, while the restaurant's rustic interior provides the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy the likes of Pembrokeshire pork belly and dark chocolate Merlyn liqueur torte. 
>> Restaurants & Cafés in Pembrokeshire 

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival: Recently voted the UK's top food festival, Fish Week takes place between June 23rd & July 1st, and is an absolute must for any self-respecting foodie. Couple sampling the freshest Pembroke crab and lobster with watching demos by famous chefs, taking part in countless courses and exploring the coastline.
>> Food Festivals in Pembrokeshire 

Local attractions

Skomer Island: A wonderfully rugged island of sheltered bays, exposed headlands and secluded inlets that is rightfully one of the National Park's top attractions. Visitors flock here to catch a glimpse of the many species of bird that call the island home, from puffins and guillemots to Manx Shearwaters. There's also a hostel if you fancy staying the night.
>> Islands in Pembrokeshire 

Castell Henllys: The National Park Authority have taken this unique Iron Age hill fort and transformed it into a fantastic family attraction, complete with replica roundhouses and a visitor centre offering a range of exhibitions. Kids will love the storytelling sessions, woodland trails and traditional craft workshops on offer right throughout the year.
>> Family Days Out in Pembrokeshire 

Coasteering, one of the more exhilarating activities on offer. © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit WalesCoasteering, one of the more exhilarating activities on offer. © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit Wales

What to do

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path: It hugs the coastline for nearly 200 miles, was Wales' first National Trail and has recently been voted the third best walk on the planet - the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Park. From Blue Flag beaches to coastal vistas and ancient heritage sites, you'd be a fool not lace up those walking boots.
>> Walking in Pembrokeshire 

Preseli Venture: An eco-minded activity provider with over 20 years of experience in organising exhilarating adventures in and around the Preseli Hills. On top of kayaking, surfing and climbing, you'll have the chance to dive off clifftops into the ocean below. And once you're done exploring the coast you'll be able to bed down in an award-winning eco lodge.
>> Activity Centres in Pembrokeshire 

Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit WalesRamsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve © Crown Copyright (2012) Visit Wales

Greentraveller's Guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was written and researched by Greentraveller's Tom Watts in collaboration with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

>> See all our Greentraveller Guides

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