The Plough Cottages

Out and About

Attractions within the immediate area include Dyfed Shire Horse Centre, Castell Henlys Iron Age Fort, Pentre Ifan, The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre, Blueberry Angoras, Llys Y Fran Reservoir and Country Park, Y Felin (St Dogmaels Water Mill), Museum of Power & Internal Fire, Cilgerran Castle.....

A little further away are Cenarth Waterfalls, home of the National Coracle Centre; The Old Smithy Craftshop and Heritage Centre, Oakwood Theme Park, Pembroke Castle, Teifi Valley Railway, and much more.

Towns to visit

Cardigan, Newport and Fishguard are the nearest towns, with Aberaeron and Newquay a little further to the North on the Ceredigion coastline. St Davids, Tenby and Saundersfoot are easy to visit and Haverfordwest is accessed via the "Mountain Road" over the Preseli Hills, from which the views and scenery are worth seeing at any time of year.

Great Days out

Day trips to Ireland are very easy to arrange, both the Ferry and in summer, the Lynx Catamaran make daily return crossings to Rosslare from Fishguard (13 miles away). Boat Trips can be arranged from various places including Newquay and St Davids and the Island Trips are highly recommended, and have been featured on National TV many times.

Activities

Pembrokeshire has numerous outdoor pursuits organisations, such as Pembrokeshire Watersports, TYF Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Sealyham Outdoor Centre, to name but a few. Other activities include:

  • Sailing
  • Paintballing
  • Fishing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding at Nolton Haven, Brynberian and at Newport

Walking

As well as the Preseli Hills, inspiration for the 'Angel Mountain' series of books, Pembrokeshire also has approx 186 miles of Coastal paths and is in fact the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. All of the coast path can be accessed on a day trip basis and the scenery is breathtaking. From Poppit Sands in the North to Amroth in the South. Taking in cliffs and beaches, Lily Ponds and Lighthouses, many people undertake this walk over two weeks, sometimes on a fundraising basis. At certain times of the year there are guided walks e.g. Summer Solstice at St Davids.

Travel

All around the coastline, buses are operated on routes to make walking the coast path easier, and day tickets are a very economical way to travel. Buses can be flagged down and passengers may join or leave the bus anywhere along the route where it is safe to stop. See 'Useful Info' for more details.

Wildlife

Lots of foxes, squirrels, badgers, seals, dolphins, Red Kite and birds of prey. The estuary at Newport is the ideal place to view the abundance of birdlife together with beautiful sunsets. Wild Ponies can be seen as they roam throughout the Preseli Hills and in the Pembrokeshire National Park. Views from the Hills are as far as Milford Haven, Pembroke, Fishguard and Cardigan, with Snowdon visible in the distance on a clear day.