Attractions in Pembrokeshire

A Bay To Remember

A Bay to Remember is a fully guided marine boat tours. They offer a safe and exhilarating experience suitable for all ages and abilities, using a modern purpose built vessel with the latest environmentally friendly engines and equipment, including underwater hydrophones to allow you to listen in on our amazing underwater world. Trips depart all year round (limited winter sailings) and last from 1 - 1 1/2 hours in length, exploring the amazing coastline and abundant wildlife found in Cardigan Bay and beyond. Wildlife often seen on trips include Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seals, plus a wide variety of birds including Razorbills, Guillimots, Gannets, Choughs, Cormorants, Shags, Oyster Catchers and Manx Shearwaters.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but limited to 1 per trip due to space, so please notify when booking that you would like to take your dog. 

Andrea Jones Animal Photography

With some of the most beautiful landscape and beaches to explore in Pembrokeshire and its' surrounding counties - why not take home some extra special photos from your trip? Let Andrea Jones, professional dog photographer, accompany you on your adventure. Andrea will tailor your pets' photo shoot to capture characterful images of your four legged friend enjoying the sights and smells of Wales. Whether your pooch is loaded and ready for action or takes a more laid back approach to their travels, Andrea will capture a varied selection of images to remind you of your visit for years to come. 

Offering a range of products and gifts to choose from after the shoot, you're sure to find something that suits your taste as well as your pocket. Canvas wall art, framed prints and acrylic blocks are just a few of the quality products on offer, but you don't have to choose right now. Following your shoot, Andrea will edit your images and get them ready for you to view in your personal online gallery. From there, the choice is yours. You decide on the images you want and exactly how you would like to display them.

On location shoots start from £55. Last minute bookings are sometimes possible - call or email Andrea for availability. 

Coastal Cottages guests receive a £5 discount with an online booking code - please contact our Concierge Team for more information.

Bosherston Lakes

The Bosherston Lakes are a man-made lake system, only a little over 200 years old. They occupy three narrow valleys which were carved into the limestone during the last Ice Age. The lakes are famous for their water lilies, leading to their other name of the Bosherston Lily Ponds. The lilies are best seen in the month of June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the lovely beach of Broad Haven.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads throughout the walk, but Broadhaven South is dog friendly all year round. 

Caldey Island Boat Trips

Caldey Island is one of Britain's holy islands. The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times. More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquillity and peace. The monks and islanders of Caldey are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season. You can explore the historic Old Priory and the medieval churches or join the free guided walk for a closer look at the island's heritage. You may like to drop in at the Video Centre to find out more about life in the Monastery. Visitors are also welcome to attend the one of the short chanted services in the Abbey Church, which form part of the daily prayer life of the monks.

A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and Lundy Island. In the village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The Village Post Office is also a museum giving an interesting insight into Caldey's history. Postcards and special covers are franked with the Caldey Island handstamp. A fleet of boats runs to the island from Tenby Harbour from Easter to October. These boats, which are licensed and strictly supervised by the Marine Coastguard Agency, are owned by local boatmen, many of whom are members of the crew of the Tenby Lifeboat. Crossing time is about 20 minutes and all trips are weather permitted.

Please Note: Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times and you need cash for the boat trip across to the island. 

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery, an island nature reserve, dramatic cliffs, clear blue sea, maritime flowers. See bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, seal pups, harbour porpoises, sea-birds, rare choughs and skylarks. Meet all our friendly farm animals including Dilwyn the donkey, pigs, sheep, goats, rare breed cattle, Shetland ponies, Welsh mountain ponies and rabbits. They also have some friendly animals from further afield, such as, Australian 'Bruce the Wallaby'; Vietnamese pigs (Kune Kune pigs) and piglets; emus and Llinos the llama. They also have a Indoor Games area for Wet Weather which has a pool table, table football, quiz machine and more. Children can have extra fun in the adventure playground, sand pit, picnic areas.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but are not allowed inside the cafe. 

Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information. 

Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome in the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.

Carew Market and Boot Sale

Every Sunday, Carew Airfield welcomes you to visit the Carew Market and Boot Sale. With a wide number of stalls, Carew Market has a range of products on offer including local produce, clothing, plants, DIY and gardening equipment and much more! Car booters are welcomed to set up between 7am and 9am, with fees starting from £8. The market is then open to the public between 8am and 3pm. The market runs every Sunday including Bank Holidays. Dogs on leads are permitted. Free parking. 

Castell Henllys

Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads at all times. 

Cenarth Falls

The River Teifi has made its way through the hard rocks to produce a spectacular series of waterfalls. There has been a Mill at Cenarth at least since the 13th century, the river Teifi surrounding the mill is a well known salmon leap where the fish can be watched leaping up the falls. Please note: Take care with your dogs near the fast flowing falls.

Cilgerran Castle
Cilgerran Castle is situated in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Entry to this castle is free during the winter months, and is free all year round to National Trust Members and the disabled. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Clerkenhill Adventure Farm

Nestled in the Pembrokeshire Valley, Clerkenhill is a great day out for the family and is suitable come rain or shine! Clerkenhill offers a selection of exciting and interactive indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, these include Frisbee Golf,Crazy Golf, Adventure trails. Watch the children laughing and playing in the numerous large play areas which include giant tube tunnel slides, big adventure castle or relax in their new summer house!

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads, and please keep them under control near the animals.

Colby Woodland Garden
A beautiful peaceful setting for woodland walks and strolls around walled gardens. Colby Woodland Gardens is home to a host of wildlife including bats, dippers, otters and butterflies. Take the children along with a picnic, and let them built dens, play on rope swings and go pond dipping. Please note: Dogs on leads are allowed in gardens only.
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm

Dr Beynon's Bug Farm is one of the most unique and exciting attractions that Pembrokeshire has to offer, so much so that it won an award for Most Exciting Business at the 2016 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards. Also a working farm and Scientific Research Centre, The Bug Farm is now a popular visitor's attraction. With a Tropical Bug Zoo and Bug Museum, a Bug Farm Trail and Walled Garden, and even an indoor play area in their Bug Barn, there is plenty to do and see! They host regular workshops and events as well as offering lectures, tours and bug handling with up-close sessions. The Bug Farm is a Visit Wales Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, having also won Best Start-Up of the Year at the 2016 FSB Worldpay Business Awards and won the 2015 Plantlife International Meadow Maker of the Year for Wales. Dr Sarah Beynon has been selected by the Welsh Government as an "emerging legend" to coincide with Wales' 2017 Year of Legends. 

The Bug Farm is also home to the restaurant everyone is talking about, Grub Kitchen, which serves creative and delicious dishes where the ingredients are local conservation grade produce as well as edible insects - don't worry, there are a number of dishes available for those of you who don't fancy sampling bugs! The Grub Kitchen holds a Visit Wales Quality Cafe Award.

The Grub Kitchen is open from 12pm - 3.30pm during Bug Farm opening hours. On days when they are available, up-close sessions are available on the hour every hour between 11am and 4pm with a surcharge of £1 - please check prior to your visit. 

Children must be supervised at all times and well behaved dogs are welcome on leads to the Bug Farm however certain areas are marked not suitable for dogs as it is still a working farm. 

Dyfed Shire Horse Farm

Dyfed Shire Horse Farm, Eglwyswrw a tourist attraction at the foot of the Preseli Mountains. They are known internationally for breeding a shire horse called Major Mercury (aka Dyfed Celt) one of the household cavalry drum horses. There is plenty for the whole family to do, whatever the weather. Daily Timetable of activities including, Harnessing demonstrations, during which we will dress the horse in a working set of harness and explain the function and history of the harness, Horse and cart rides (Summer Holidays Only) Tractor ride around the working farm, Animal Feeding and Donkey Grooming. They also have an Indoor soft play area & Outdoor adventure area - Crazy Golf, Sand Shed and Skittles. Nature Trail with woodlands and hedgerows to explore and stunning views of the Preseli Mountains to enjoy.

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but must be kept on leads and there is a small charge for their entry.

Dylan Thomas Boat House

Celebrating the life famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas lived whilst in Laugharne, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse is most definitely an attraction not to be missed. Dylan wrote some of his most famous pieces in his Writing Shed above the Boat House, including "Under Milk Wood". Since Dylan's death, the Boathouse has welcomed visitors setting up a Tea Rooms offering local produce on its menu, along with a Gift Shop and an exhibition which includes a 24 minute film.

Dogs are allowed in the garden and on the terrace provided they are kept on leads, but only guide dogs are allowed inside. There are no parking facilities.

Fishguard Farmer's Market

Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys. It is situated in the Town Hall which is also home to the Fishguard Information Centre, the Library, the Cash Office and Fishguard Tapestry Museum. 

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times. 

Gwili Steam Railway

Head to Gwili Steam Railway for an insight into the history of local and wartime industries with steam locomotives and a standard gauge preserved railway. Gwili Steam Railway is mostly run by volunteers and much assistance from the Gwili Railway Preservation Society. Go along for cream tea or one of their dining experiences. They also hold special events throughout the year including a Murder Mystery Evening and a Santa's Magical Steam Trains event at Christmas time.

Please Note: Not all aspects are disabled friendly, and dogs are welcomed but not allowed in the dining car. 

Hangar 5 Trampoline Park
Get airborne at Wales' first indoor trampoline park. Over 100 interconnected trampolines, angled walls, roll-over platforms, slamdunk basketball nets, grab bags, trick airbag. They also have a under 5's soft play section which is perfect to keep the little ones entertained. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee and cake in the Hangar 5 Café located right by the soft play area. High flying fun for all of the family! Disco nights every Friday for ages 12-18 years only. Trampoline fitness classes are also avaailable. On-line booking is advisable. Dogs are welcomed providing they are clean, friendly and kept on leads. 
Haverfordwest Farmer's Market

Every Friday, Haverfordwest Riverside Shopping Centre opens it's streets to the popular Haverfordwest Farmer's Market. This market offers a wide range of good quality local produce where you can buy and taste many of the products, as well as speak to the people behind the produce. These markets offer seasonal produce throughout the year including Christmas goodies throughout the month of December as well as Harvest produce at their special Harvest Fayre event which happens every September. As this market is an outdoors market, dogs are welcomed but please do be considerate of the stalls and their products. 

Heatherton World of Activities

Admission to the theme park is free, they operate a credit pass system or pay as you play. Get an adrenaline rush by going paintballing, zooming around on the Go Karts or reaching the skies in the Tree Tops Trail! Try your hand at baseball, archery and pistol shooting! Have some fun on the bumper boats, adventure golf and even walk on water! For the smaller children, there is an inflatable zone and indoor play area also! 

Please Note: Dogs are welcomed in the park but must be kept on leads at all times and are not permitted inside the main reception or restaurants. Water is provided outside the main reception. 

Hilton Court Gardens
Hilton Court Gardens is the most idyllic place to visit, particularly on warm sunny days. With 8 acres of woodland, cascading waterfalls, rustic wooden bridges, ponds and lakes, there really is plenty to see. For any of you wildlife lovers out there, Hilton Court Gardens are bursting with a whole array of wildlife and flowers. Dogs are welcomed into the gardens providing they are kept on leads. 
Lamphey Bishop's Palace
Once a retreat for medieval bishop's seeking a tranquil surrounding away from the Church, Lamphey Bishop's Palace has been extremely well preserved despite dating back centuries. The Western Hall, Inner Gatehouse and the 82 foot long Great Hall are still an impressive sight to see. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Llansteffan Castle
Llansteffan Castle stands high in an impressive location overlooking the Tywi river. What once was a significant 12th Century ringwork castle in charge of controlling an important river crossing, all that is left to see now is a set of stone castle ruins situated at the top of a hill which was once home to a 6th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort. Accessible only by a public footpath and lane which may be steep and uneven in places. Stroll around the interior walls and the upper levels of the main gatehouse. There is no public access to the Iron Age earthworks.Dogs on leads welcome.
Llawhaden Castle
Llawhaden is a 12th Century fortified Bishop's Palace, which was first built as a ringwork castle. If visiting, make sure to check out the ruined chapel of Llawhaden Hospital nearby. Entry is free. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Llys Y Fran Country Park & Reservoir
A really great day out for the entire family. A woodland circular walk of 6.5 miles around the park is a great day out for families of all sizes, with a lovely picnic area overlooking the reservoir, with a nature trail to follow too! Take the kiddies along and let them loose on their popular adventure playgrounds! This country park covers 350 acres with an impressive reservoir of 212 acres! Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Charges apply at the Car Park.
Milford Waterfront

At Milford Waterfront, they are building a future upon our history and creating a vibrant waterfront destination to welcome the world! Milford Waterfront is a great place for a day  out! With boutique shopping, leisurely coffees with a great view, delicious food at one of the many cafés or restaurants, boat trips, Milford Haven Museum, galleries, a bowling alley, hair and beauty salons and a marina, there’s something for everyone. 

National Wool Museum
The National Wool Museum is set in the Teifi valley, this museum displays the historical woollen industry which once was such a significant part of Welsh culture. See the historically used machinery and view the entire process of turning fleece into fabric with the purpose-built raised walkway. Follow "A Woolly Trail" and give carding, sewing and spinning a go!
Newcastle Emlyn Castle
Newcastle Emlyn Castle is situated overlooking the Teifi river, and is now mostly ruins of the stone building it once was. Believed to have been built using Dyfed welsh stone, this castle has been subject to many attacks up until 1645 when it was blown up with gunpowder during the English Civil War. Please note: Visitors can walk round the remains of the castle and the surrounding loop of the Teifi River but dogs must be kept on leads as sheep often graze the area.
Oakwood Theme Park

Known to be one of the best days out in West Wales, Oakwood has a range of rides and attractions for all the family. Be brave and feel the adrenaline buzz on rides such as Megaphobia, Speed and Vertigo or get went on Hydro! Circus Land and Mini Golf are perfect for the little ones. If spooky is your thing, you're definitely in for a treat with Spooky 3D. Head to the newest attraction at the park, Neverland where you can visit Skull Rock, the Jolly Roger and Tink's Flying School, or go on a Neverland Chase, a Crocodile Coaster or even a Lost Boys Adventure! Make sure to keep updated with Special Events they offer throughout the year, such as their Oakwood After Dark where the park stays open til late, all the rides are illuminated and they put on a fantastic firework display!

Please Note: Dogs are not permitted into the park, but there are free holding kennels available on a first come first served basis. They do ask for a refundable £5 deposit, and advise you bring along a bed/blanket plus a bowl and water. You are allowed to leave the park as many times as you wish to check on your dog. 

Picton Castle & Woodland Gardens
Built in the 13th Century, this castle is half fortified manor house and half fully developed medieval castle surrounded by forty acres of land and gardens. The castle and gardens is closed over the winter months for essential maintenance but is open for special occasions. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Scolton Manor & Country Park
Scolton Manor was built in 1842 as a family home, and was even used as a hospital during World War 2. It is now a Victorian Manor House and Museum, set in a luxurious 60 acres of country park and woodland, with a wide variety of wildlife. The park is open all year, whilst the Manor House is closed during the winter months. The Manor House will be opening again in March 2015, and times will be confirmed nearer the time. Please Note: Admission to the Park is free, whilst charges to the Manor House apply. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times, and are allowed in the Park only.
St Dogmaels Farmers Market

Established in 2009, St Dogmaels Farmers Market takes place inside the St Dogmaels Abbey and Coach House running every Tuesday morning throughout the year, between the hours of 9am and 1pm. A fairly small market with around 18 stalls, the market offers a range of delicious produce including fresh seafood, bread made with locally milled yeast, sweet pastries, tarts and pies as well as cheeses, eggs, chutneys, vegetables. All produce on offer is grown, reared and/or manufactured within 30 miles of the village so it is no wonder that in 2016, St Dogmaels Farmers Market was declared the best food market in Britain by the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. Enjoy a browse through the stalls, followed by a coffee with friends listening to the local volunteering musicians. The market often hosts cookery demonstrations and crafting courses throughout the year also.

Dogs are welcomed.

St Justinian's Lifeboat Station
First established in 1869, the St David's Lifeboat Station is situated at St Justinians and is operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity mostly funded by public donations. Currently, construction is underway for a brand new lifeboat station alongside the existing lifeboat station, which will hold more modern and improved facilities and equipment, as well as easier access for the crew and delivery of kit. The current station can be seen from the nearby coastal path, or you can even walk down the concrete steps however inside access is not available. You can however visit on special occasions to see the launching of the lifeboat.
St. David's Bishop's Palace
Located next to the Cathedral, this Bishop's Palace was originally built and established as a monastery in the 6th Century by Saint David. Most of the structure for this building remains however the Palace is now without a roof. Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Stepaside Ironworks and Colliery

Stepaside Ironworks originally opened in 1849, obtaining ore from the Amroth area and was transported by Saundersfoot railway. The Ironworks are now very much a ruins nowadays with the Engine Blasting House and the Casting House being more well-preserved. Dog friendly all year.

Tenby Fishing
Fun for all the family. Board the vessel 'summertime' for a 90 minute mackerel fishing trip. This trip is ideal for beginners, children and adults of all ages. All the equipment is supplied and they use feather lures so no messy bait ! Once everyone is on board, the boat leaves the harbour and travels to the sheltered waters between Tenby and Caldey Island, this takes a maximum of 20 minutes. The skipper is always on hand to help you with your catch. Once your finished fishing, you are provided with string and shown how to string your fish up which is undertaken while the boat returns to the harbour - A great photo opportunity! What you catch you can keep, Skipper John will show you how easy it is to catch and prepare your Mackerel – perfect for a summer BBQ!
The Green Bridge of Wales
A dramatic geological feature, The Green Bridge of Wales is an arch naturally created in the rock as it wore away by the ebbing and flowing of the tide. Currently standing as an arch, it is expected that the top of the arch will eventually wear away leaving a stack of rocks in place. The Green Bridge of Wales can only be accessed through the Castlemartin Firing Range, so please call the Visitor Centre if travelling specially to check if the range is open. If you are making the trip, the chapel in the cliff, St Govans is nearby and is also well recommended. Please note: Never allow your dogs to stray.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre
A really great day out for the family, especially if you're trying to keep costs to a minimum as entry to the reserve is free. The Welsh Wildlife Centre works to protect and conserve a variety of habitats and species including woodlands, ponds, rivers and meadows with a range of wildlife such as dragonflies, birds and flora. During certain times of the year, you can even spot a water buffalo or two as they enlist the help of this species to manage the brambles and nettles that pose a danger to the Teifi marshes. Please Note: Dogs are allowed, but must be kept close to you and on a lead. We recommend contacting the centre for a full list of guidelines.
Thousand Islands Expeditions

Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Dogs are welcomed providing they are happy on board and are not particularly verbal during the trip. The number of dogs permitted is limited per trip.

Witches Cauldron
The Witches Cauldron, or Pwll-Y-Wrach to the Welsh, is a geological feature near to Ceibwr Bay which can be accessed only by either sea kayak or a good half an hour walk along the Coastal Path from Ceibwr Bay. A collapsed cave which gives stunning views to those walking and kayaking in the area, and lots of intricate tunnels seen only by kayakers. Access is denied during the autumn when seals gather to pup, and the walkers path is steep and narrow in parts.
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