Holidays in West Wales
Situated between the historical City of St David’s, and the bustling town of Haverfordwest, Solva offers a marine holiday escape from everyday life, with the added convenience of being close to other local attractions.
Located in Pembrokeshire South West Wales, Solva is a National Park surrounded by rich salubrious countryside along with stunning views over the picturesque Marina and St Brides Bay. With lots to see and do, Solva is a great place for a family holiday or a blissful break for two.
Solva’s enchanting village is spilt into two idyllic areas, Lower Solva, and Upper Solva. Lower Solva is a tranquil scene fluent with characteristic buildings that are spread along the valley floor, and enclosed by magnificent mountains and cliffs that descend into the majestic waters of the Marina. It is here that you can take your time to wander the few quaint gift shops, or pop into the charming art galleries. Gaze upon the vivid works of Cuban artist Raul Speek located in the main street, or see the unique landscape paintings of Edward Bowie in “Bowies Art House” found along Ocean Heights. After an enjoyable walk around the village, satisfy your appetite with a visit to “The Harbour Inn”. Nestled beside the towering mountains, and the meandering roads, The Harbour Inn offers a friendly, warm environment surrounded by beautiful scenery in which to dine. Its cosy interior and extensive menu is the perfect way to relax and soothe away stresses from daily demands. Set within the Harbour, why not finish the evening off by watching a golden sunset, and sitting back under the stars. “The Old Pharmacy” is another local pub, and has a unique history. Originally an old chemist, the pub serves up a combination of a la carte cuisine, as well as a delightful ambience due to the previous interior.
Walking around the area of Solva is a great way to experience breathtaking views as well as a chance to see some local wildlife. Fantastic viewpoints can be enjoyed from the The Gribbin, a rocky summit that lies on the entrance to the harbour that used to be the site of an old Iron Age fort. Rambling is very popular in this area along with Waters sports such as sailing and wind surfing, providing a great choice of activities for both the young and old alike.
If you fancy travelling a little further a field, take a visit to the historical City of St David’s and marvel at the Cathedral, as well as the many gift shops and restaurants. Just under ten miles away, you can visit the captivating fishing village of Fishguard Here you can visit the quaint gift shops, and stroll around the picturesque bay.
Solva is a unique holiday resort, and contains everything you need in one location to have a very enjoyable stay, whether it is for a long weekend, or a restful week’s break, you are sure to leave feeling relaxed and awe inspired by the village’s natural beauty.