Welcome to glamping in pembrokeshire
With its famously unique 186-mile coastal national park, 52 stunning beaches, bluestone mountains shrouded in mythology, and iron age, Normal and Welsh castles dotted throughout, Pembrokeshire is a wild and fascinating place to explore. Read on to find out about activities you can enjoy in Wales’ coolest county when glamping in Pembrokeshire.
Surrounded on three sides by water, this county’s famous coastline has been protected and preserved as a National Park since 1952 which makes Pembrokeshire one of the best environments for a plethora of outdoor adventure activities. Whether you want to try rock climbing or kayaking, kite surfing or diving, sailing or Pembrokeshire’s unique activity of coasteering, this is the perfect setting for water sports, as well as dolphin, seal and bird-watching along these unspoiled, wildlife-packed cliffs.
Pembrokeshire’s 186-mile coastline is most famous with hikers, and there are too many stunning seaside walks of varying lengths to mention – please see this Pembrokeshire coast path map for routes and stages you can explore.
If you want to immerse yourself in the outdoor activity experience while glamping in Pembrokeshire, the county has a great choice of renowned activity centres. Their enthusiastic and well-qualified instructors will be more than happy to share their expertise with you – we guarantee you’ll want to come back again next year to try a different activity!
Tenby Boat Trips, Tenby www.tenbyboattrips.co.uk
Caldey Island, Tenby www.caldeyislandwales.com
Dale Sailing, Neyland Marina www.dale-sailing.co.uk
Tenby Coasteering, Tenby harbour www.tenbycoasteering.co.uk
Dive Pembrokeshire, Neyland www.dive-pembrokeshire.com
popular Towns and villages
Pembrokeshire’s harbourside villages may be small but it does have a city! St Davids is home to the beautiful cathedral of Wales’ patron saint, but just 1,400 residents among its cobbled streets, making it the smallest city in Britain!
Tenby is a gorgeous walled seaside town. Originally settled by the Normans, Tenby became a fortified town in the 13th century. Today, its walls surround the cobbled lanes and grand Georgian houses that jostle for space around the iconic harbour and its stunning beaches. This is the place for ice cream on the beach!
Narberth is a stunning small market town in the heart of Pembrokeshire that has become a shopping mecca for all things Pembrokeshire; paintings, pottery, sculpture, and jewellery makers can all be found in this colourful town. This is a great spot for a luxurious lunch when glamping in Pembrokeshire.
Pembroke is a historic walled town which is home to probably the finest castle in Pembrokeshire and the birthplace of Henry VII. The Main Street houses some quirky antique shops, cafes and gift shops. In the summer, it hosts ‘Rock the Castle’, where a host of well-known bands take over the castle grounds ~ best setting for a gig…ever??
St Davids – photo by Niklas Weiss
St Davids – photo by Steve Bittinger
Solva Harbour – photo by John Mark Strange
Pembrokeshire has many castles which are great to explore during your stay, everything from early motte and bailey castles to grand bishop’s fortified palaces. Carew Castle, Pembroke Castle and Manorbier Castle are all within 4 miles of Dewslake Farm and Picton Castle and Haverfordwest Castle are within 10 miles of Cwtch Camping. Why not take the kids and learn a little of this county’s fascinating history while glamping in Pembrokeshire?
you won’t find produce fresher than in pembrokeshire
There are farmers or produce markets at both indoor and outdoor locations all across the county, with a great range of fresh and exciting local food and drink. You will find the best quality home-reared meats and poultry, freshly caught fish and dressed crab, creamy local cheese and honey, artisan bread, craft beers, organic fruit and vegetables in season; it may rain often in Wales, but it produces the best, freshest, greenest produce in this area of the UK. When glamping in Pembrokeshire, why not put some freshly caught fish on your BBQ, and perhaps team it with some famous Pembrokeshire seaweed rum?