County by the sea
Three sides of the maritime county of Pembrokeshire is bordered by seas – Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire. Pembrokeshire is well known for its pure and sandy beaches, bays, and coastlines. It has a population of over 100,000 people and has many historic towns such as Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Fishguard, and the tourist favorite, Tenby. The county is can be found in the southwest of Wales.
Significant seabird breedings sites are located along the stretch of 170 miles of the coastlines of Pembrokeshire. There are also many bays, the majors of which are Newport Bay, Fishguard Bay, and St. Bride’s Bay. Most of the coast is included in the Pembroke Coast National Park.
As with most counties in the United Kingdom, this county is full of history and tradition which attracts many visitors. Many prehistoric monuments and the bluestones made to build the famous Stonehenge can be found in Preseli Hills. The hills are a stretch of moorlands.
Its main transportation are buses and trains. No motorways or dual carriageways can be found in Pembrokeshire. However, those in the most rural areas have little public transportation access.
Pembrokeshire’s main industry is tourism as many locals and foreign visitors flock its beaches for a pleasurable vacation during holidays. Its most popular town is Tenby. The town’s shops and pubs are mainly targeted to tourists. For a population of less than 5,000, Tenby has more than 20 licensed pubs which are full during weekends and holidays. Not only can Tenby boasts of its beaches, but also of its history. Town walls that date by in the Medieval times, 13th century to be exact include St. Mary’s Church, the Tudor Merchant House, and the Five Arches barbican gate.
Being surrounded by seas makes for a mild climate. This type of weather is conducive for an agriculture industry which Pembrokeshire has. Its more popular crops include potatoe and rapeseed. Milk, cheese, and beef are also produced.
Pembrokeshire is also a preferred location for filming movies. It has provided the setting for such films like Jabberwocky, Moby Dick, I Capture the Castle, The Edge of Love, and The Lion in the Winter.
Several castles and historical buildings are also located in this county so visiting it can be a cultural and historic learning experience. The Pembroke Castle, is a Norman castles located in the town of Pembroke. Manorbier castle is located in the village of Manorbier, southwest of Tenby. Like Pembroke Castle it is also of Norman origin.
Aside from its lovely and refreshing beaches and coastline, Pembrokeshire also provides other means of leisure and entertainment in the Oakwood Theme Park. A wooden rollercoaster with the height of 85 feet is among the highest rated rollercoasters in Europe.
The Pembrokeshire Motor Museum is another place which fascinates tourist, especially those with interests on autombolies. The museum displays many restored vintage cars. It is located in Keeston.
Whethere you visit the county for a relaxing weekend by the sea, for its history and culture, or the adrenaline rush from its entertainment centers, Pembrokeshire should be on the top of your list of places to spend the holidays in.