Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park consists of a gently rolling plateau overlooking a rugged coastline. This is good birding area, with sanctuaries at Grasholm, Skomer, and Skokholm Islands, while Ramsey Island is renowned for its large grey seal population. Ancient remains abound in the park, with cromlechs (burial chambers) at Pentre Ifan and Arthur's Quoit, and Celtic crosses at Nevern and Crew.
Many areas of the south coast are reserved for walkers, with only foot access allowed. For a real treat, try the steep climb down the cliffside to St Govan's Chapel near Bosherton. The chapel is an amazing medieval relic clinging to the rugged rocks of the cliff.
What to see:
Bosherton Lakes - famous for its freshwater pools, home to lilies which bloom in June.
Carew Castle - a 14th-century castle in a beautiful setting near Milford Haven, where you can also see a restored tidal mill.
Green Bridge of Wales - spectacular natural sea arch
Manorbier Castle - the birthplace of the medieval chronicler Geraldus Cambrensis
Pembroke - historic town with its picturesque moated castle
Pembrokeshire Coast Path - 167 miles from St Dogmael's to Amroth. Blessed with spectacular coastal scenery.
St David's Cathedral - dedicated to the patron saint of Wales. Famous for its sloping floor, quite apart from the lovely architecture.
Tenby - a pretty coastal town with regular boat trips to Caldey Island
Wiston Castle - Norman castle inside an Iron Age earthwork
Ordnance Survey maps covering the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park:
Explorer OS maps
(Scale: 4cm = 1 km / 1: 25000) - best for walking
Landranger OS maps
(Scale: 2cm = 1km / 1: 50000)
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