Holidays in West Wales
Cultivating the coastal landscape of South West Wales is the astounding village of St Brides. Close the coastal edge, the village carves its way through the rocky hillside, and spreads itself out through majestic Welsh Landscape, carpeted by golden fields and surrounded by delicate sounds of nature. The rocky cliffs characteristic to this area dominate the coastline with a distinctive outburst of red, and overhang into the tranquil blue of the vast ocean. Being quite rural, the village of St Brides offers up the perfect getaway for families and couples, who want to get away from the stresses of life, and relax in the peaceful environment of the Pembrokeshire countryside.
Located between the quiet villages of Marloes, and Talbenny and a short drive away from the historical town of Haverfordwest, St Brides can offer entertainment for everyone. Taking a scenic drive through meandering country lanes, will delve you into the agricultural atmosphere of the Welsh culture, and allow you to immerse yourself in the natural wildlife that are local to this part of Wales. In Marloes, feast your eyes upon the glorious views of Skomer Island, a nature reserve where you can do some wild bird spotting, as you capture the unique scene of the many puffin colonies that come to nest on the Island. Be blown away by the beauty of welsh mountain ponies that graze freely in the enclosed Deer Park, found on the edge of the Peninsula.
Take a trip South of St Brides to visit the quaint village of Dale, abundant in water sport activity. It is here that you can learn to surf, and power boat in the “Water sport learning centre”. There are also some spectacular scenic walks around this area, and if visiting in the spring, capture the stunning beauty of the wild flowers that grow here in all there glory, and loose yourself in fields of dazzling bluebells, contributing to the ray of colours, reflecting into shimmering rock pools found along the rocky beaches. St Bride’s castle is featured within this area, and although it is now home to local residents, its stunning architectural features are still well worth a visit.
Follow the Coastline North to come to the appealing historical City of St Davids, where a charming Cathedral dominates the skyline and welcomes you with an array of boutique shops. There are also some lovely restaurants near here, and for a taste of Italy and the Mediterranean, pop into “The Bench”, a restaurant with a unique menu, and some delicious ice-cream!
Just ten miles away from St Brides, is the industrial town of Milford Haven. This town is bursting with history, and features a port and some good restaurants and beautiful gift shops; “Latitude” features ceramic craft, and interior accessories, along with candles and fragrances. Just a short drive from here, you could also visit Pembroke Dock, a small town where you can take a stroll around the dock, and visit the extraordinary “Pink Cat shop”. In here you will find some unusual gift ideas and crafts. Wherever you go in St Brides, you can be sure that you will return home having had an enjoyable and relaxing stay, in this delightful area.