Local Attractions & Links
Steeped in history, Haverfordwest is the largest town in Pembrokeshire and the home of the County Show. The county town has a large pedestrian shopping centre based around the river and its bridges 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 chains incuding M&S,Next and Boots. 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, 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.
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.
Pembroke castle is just a few miles away with lots to see and do including special days in the summer.
Within the town there are lots of great places to eat including The Forbidden florist, The Bristol Trader, The Block and Barrel, The Lost Coins and the Georges all serving an array of different fare within town which is just a short stroll away. The town hosts a wide variety of cafes open during the day . 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 libary and tourist centre 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 many restaurants within the Milford Haven Marina 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.