Holidays in West Wales
Nestled on a quiet inlet of the Daugleddau Estuary is the picturesque village of Carew. Surrounded by the outstanding beauty of the South West Wales countryside and steeped high in ancient history, the village offers any holiday maker an enchanting escape from the stresses of every day life.
Embark upon a journey back in time as you adventure around this captivating landscape, dominated by its ruined Norman Castle. Standing proudly along the waters edge, the Castle cascades a magical presence over the Estuary providing the perfect location to sit and enjoy a picnic. Afterwards, venture into the Castle itself and witness one of the most magnificent structures featured within South Wales.
See the unique sights of how the Castle displays its development from being a Norman fortification into a tranquil Elizabethan County House. As you wander the grounds, feel yourself immersed in the calmness of nature as you overlook the beautiful twenty-three acre millpond. You can then conclude your day with a visit to the Tidal Mill, a working structure that sits adjacent to the Castle. As the only restored Mill in Wales, the building captivates the interest of both young and old alike and will transport you back to ancient times. Call then into the quaint gift shop located on the site, where you can browse the shelves for that unique souvenir, before setting off to see the medieval bridge and the towering Celtic cross that stands near the car park. Should you want to walk a little further, set off on the circular walking route around the ancient settlement, where you can truly appreciate the splendour of this serene landscape whilst listening to the soothing sounds of nature. The path is suitable for both pushchairs and wheelchair users and in the summer months enjoy relaxing in the warmth of the sun as you watch re-enactments take place throughout the day.
After visiting the Castle, pop across the road to dine in the friendly ambience of “The Carew Inn”. Featuring stunning views of the Castle the Inn will entice you in with its friendly atmosphere and appetizing smells of home cooked cuisine, which will cater for all members of the family.
Should you want to venture a little further from Carew, take a drive to the historical town of Milford Haven, or visit the historical port of Pembroke Dock. Here you will find some fascinating historical features including the rare sight of enormous Hangers that still characterise the Dockyard and remind visitors of its operational roles in World War II. Just under five miles away you will find yourself within the town of Pembroke. Host to an array of gift shops and restaurants, an afternoon spent here will find you engaged within the many attractions the town offers. Home to yet another splendid Norman Castle, Pembroke will enthral its admirers giving them a chance to explore its ancient streets and learn about its medieval history.
Carew’s village is no doubt one of the most spectacular holiday resorts in South Wales, and with its historical charm and breathtaking beauty it is easy to see why this village would give you and the family the restful break that you deserve.