Other departure points from the main island of the British Isles are Pembroke and Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. But with the destination from here also being a different country (Ireland) maybe now is the time to stay in Wales (and we’ll look at the staying options for the other side of the Irish Sea next week).
Pembrokeshire is a long way off the beaten track, but it is well worth the journey to get there.
Most of the coast, along with the Preseli Mountains, forms the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and you are never more than 10 miles from the sea. With coastlines facing north, west and south, there’s plenty to explore.
On the north coast you will find Abereiddy Bay, littered with fossil graptolites, while in the south, the ria of Milford Haven provides a huge area of relatively sheltered water – great for boats and wildlife.
And it’s all linked together by a very wiggly coastal path.
Inland, the county town is Haverfordwest, while St Davids is the UK’s smallest cathedral city by population, housing less than 2000 people in what is essentially a village.
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