Pembroke

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Pembroke featuring street scenes
Home to a striking 11th-century castle, this welcoming Welsh town is also a gateway to the picturesque coastal towns of south Pembrokeshire.

Pembroke is a town with a thousand-year-old history. Its streets are lined with architectural masterpieces, boutiques and friendly pubs. Come to this charming town to discover its medieval Norman castle and to explore the nearby beaches.

Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, built in 1093 and famous as the birthplace of King Henry VII of England. Learn about the stories of famous residents, including the Earls of Pembroke, the Tudors and the Stuarts. Enjoy sweeping views of the town, its medieval defensive walls and surrounding countryside from the top of the 75-feet (23-meter) keep.

The castle forms part of the Pembroke Town Trail, a 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) trail that links 30 historical sites. Purchase a trail map from the Town Hall or Pembroke Tourist Information Centre and follow the trail on foot. Visit the old town quay and Wogan’s Cave, a natural limestone cave beneath the castle. Peak inside centuries-old churches, spot remnants of the old town ramparts and enjoy a stroll around the tranquil Mill Pond.

The trail incorporates Main Street, a commercial street framed by grand Georgian and Tudor houses. Admire George and Jeanne Lewis’ Pembroke Murals at the Town Hall. Browse for one-of-a-kind souvenirs at antiques shops and experience the hospitable atmosphere at one of the town’s traditional pubs.

Just a 10-minute drive or 45-minute walk past green meadows is the port town of Pembroke Dock. Retrace the town’s maritime history and peak inside a boat workshop at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

Don’t miss the chance to take daytrips to the beaches and villages set around Pembroke Peninsula. Many are interconnected by sections of the 186-mile (299-kilometer) Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Relax at wild and uncrowded beaches such as Barafundle Bay, Freshwater East Beach and Manorbier Bay.

It’s easy to get to Pembroke via trains from Cardiff and Swansea. Rent a car to reach nearby family-friendly attractions, including Oakwood Theme Park.

Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Lamphey, Tenby, Pembroke, Wales, SA71 5NT
The price is €107 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Pembroke. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (231 reviews)
A nice treat
"A big old house which will take a lot of looking after, we stayed in what must have been the staff anex in the day and the rooms were clean and quite large. The real bonus was the spa which was really great as was the breakfast. The staff were really polite and made the stay very pleasant. The restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

OYO Lamphey Hall Hotel
OYO Lamphey Hall Hotel
3 out of 5
Upper Lamphey Road, Pembroke, Wales, SA71 5NR
The price is €123 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Pembroke. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Lamphey Bishop's Palace and Pembroke ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (46 reviews)
Good value with excellent food.
"A nice hotel and excellent food. Service good. Rooms could do with a bit of an update. My mattress was very soft on one side and door to bathroom difficult to move."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2022

Lovesgrove Country Guest House
Lovesgrove Country Guest House
3.5 out of 5
Bangeston Hall, Pembroke, Wales, SA72 4RX
The price is €112 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly guesthouse in Pembroke. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (275 reviews)
Excellent
"Great place to stay. An amazing welcome. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2022

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Freshwater Bay Holiday Cottages
Freshwater Bay Holiday Cottages
3 out of 5
Trewent Park, Freshwater East, Pembroke, Wales, SA71 5LW
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Pembroke. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Brilliant stay apartment was very clean, beach just across the road nice relaxing break just what we needed."

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2022

Trewent Park - 2 Bed - Freshwater East
Trewent Park - 2 Bed - Freshwater East
4 out of 5
193 Trewent Pk, Pembroke, Wales, SA71 5LX
Stay at this 4-star chalet in Pembroke. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Freshwater East Beach and Barafundle Bay are located ...
The Sandcastle
The Sandcastle
2.5 out of 5
Sandy Lane, Freshwater Bay, Pembroke, Wales, SA71 5LN
Stay at this beach holiday home in Pembroke. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and room service. Popular attractions Freshwater East Beach and Lamphey Bishop's ...
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