Here is just a taste of the variety of places and activities available in our beautiful area, with approximate driving times from Cilpost Farmhouse. We have a selection of leaflets in the house, and you are welcome to borrow maps and descriptions of walks, or to ask us for suggestions.
There are numerous beautiful sandy beaches nearby. Some have lifeguards and/or are dog-free during the summer months. Here is a small selection:
Amroth, nearest beach and start of the Pembokeshire Coast Path (20 mins)
Tenby, famous seaside town. Boats from here to Caldey Island (30 mins)
Barafundle Bay. A fairly easy one mile walk from Stackpole Quay (National Trust) takes you to this stunning beach (45 mins)
Endless possibilities! Unsurpassed coastal walking (“One of the best long-distance trails in the world” -Lonely Planet) , hill walking in the Preseli Hills, mountain walking in the Brecon Beacons, easy flat strolls near the sea, or countryside rambling. Buses operate along the coast so that you can do a one-way walk and get back to your starting point http://www.pembrokeshiregreenways.co.uk
Family Days Out
Folly Farm- voted Best Day Out in Wales 2015: Adventure park, zoo and farm animals, indoor soft play, traditional fairground rides, etc (20 mins)
Castell Henllys - Fascinating Iron Age village, reconstructed on the site of a real prehistoric settlement. A range of interesting activities for children, e.g. bread-making, storytelling, archery, etc (50 mins):
Heatherton World of Activities
History and Culture
Castles galore, some Welsh and some from the Norman Conquest, throughout the region.
Pembroke- birthplace of Henry VII (25 mins)
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill - lots of children’s activities http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk (20 mins)
St David’s city, Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace- Britain’s smallest city. A wonderful day out. (50 mins)
Dylan Thomas’s boathouse, preserved as it was when he was writing his poetry there (25 mins)
Outdoor Shakespeare by Festival Arts in the beautiful, atmospheric Bishop’s Palace ruins every August, and other open air theatre productions
Galleries and museums, e.g.
Oriel y Parc http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
National Trust properties, e.g. Colby Woodland Gardens, Tenby Tudor Merchant’s House and more