Local Attractions & Links
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Steeped in history, Haverfordwest is the largest town in Pembrokeshire and the home of the County Show. The Shopping Centre includes big names such as Argos, Boots & WHSmiths plus a main Post Office. The town also boasts an award winning farmers market.
Points of historical interest are the 13th century castle, churches and buildings in town. While monoliths, megaliths, historical buildings and ruins abound in nearby countryside. St David’s Cathedral is merely twenty minutes away. The Museum is the best in Pembrokeshire, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory sit alongside the river, yet another sign of Haverfordwest's ancient history.
Just outside the town are more shops including some major chain supermarkets, the county hospital (which has an Accident and Emergency Department) . Each summer, the Pembrokeshire County Show is held at Withybush, just to the north of Haverfordwest. This is a nice combination of agricultural show, fairground, trade show and boot sale. A superb day out.
Residents and visitors to Haverfordwest are never far from beaches with golden sands or pebbles or impressive cliffs. Alternatively there are riverside walks in town or in the nearby countryside to say nothing of the stunning Coastal Path.
Bosherston Lilly Ponds, the Blue Lagoon, horse riding at Nolton Haven or coastering. There is loads of fun spread all over Pembrokeshire!
For children we have Oakwood Theme Park, Bluestone Water Park, Go-karting, Bowling, Cinemas, Theatres and Outward Bound Centres all circling the town, but what could be better than strolling through the country, breathing fresh country air while the sun shines?
Haverfordwest Leisure Centre is open throughout the year. It includes a fun pool for children, There is plenty of inexpensive parking in the town, the easiest being a small multi-storey near the main road.
Located at Keeston, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire Motor Museum is an interesting collection of more than 40 vehicles which is well worth a visit. The museum includes a licensed restaurant and a play area. There is plenty of off-road parking. It is open April to September, six days a week (closed Saturdays).
Haverfordwest also has one the best golf courses in the county, is close to the Celtic Trail and a prime central Pembrokeshire base for access north up to the Preseli Hills and west towards St Brides Bay.
The Bull Inn is within 120yrds from St Davids Guest House and offer's a good range of pub food all freshly cooked on site. Wetherspoons, The Bristol Trader & The Lost Coins all serving the usual pub fare within town and a short stroll away. The town hosts a wide variety of eatery's. For an enjoyable evening meal we would recommend The Bellevue on the otherside of town or for something more spicy maybe the Taj Mahal Indian. Please note that in parts of South East Wales Sunday closing is still in operation (in some cases Mondays also) for religious reasons which can surprise the unwary.
The Cafe within the indoor Riverside Market overlooks the river and the food is inexpensive and service is very much with a smile or of course you could relax with a coffee at Costa's or Coffee #1 on the other side of the river?
The Vine on the Milford Haven Road can make a change from Town and lets not forget Little and Broad Haven for views of the bay and good food. St Davids City and Wolfscastle for Michelin resturants are within a 20minute, Cream Teas and Sunday Lunches are offered in many places.