Holidays in West Wales
As its name suggests, Walwyns Castle is an ancient settlement, enclosed by the ruins of an old Norman castle, and is located in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. Surrounded by glorious hills, and rolling fields, this area is ideal for people with an historical and agricultural interest, and is a supreme location for a perfect weekend break. The Castle was constructed around 1093, and was built within an old Iron Age hill fort, with a twenty foot high Motte! This location was chosen to allow ease of communication to the Milford Haven waterway, and allowed safe travel to England. Unfortunately most of the Castle has been lost over time, but an outline of the settlement can still be seen, it is a spectacular visit for anyone with local interest, or history enthusiasts.
Capturing the beauty of this area, is the picturesque landscape that enfolds around it, it is the ideal place for walkers, or couples that are looking for a romantic getaway. With the coastline being less than three miles away, and the serene sounds of nature embracing the archaic character of the village, it serves up a holiday of peace, quiet and tranquillity, with a unique approach on Welsh history and culture.
As Walwyns Castle is situated close to the Cleddau Estuary, it is also a hotspot for bird watching, and admiring local wildlife. Hidden away in the enchantment of the forests, you will find bird species such as the Nuthatch, and the Pied Flycatcher. Being in this part of Pembrokeshire, you will also grasp the opportunity to see the rare Horseshoe bat.
Filled with vivid colours and awing your senses, the unique setting of this area will leave you inspired and enchanted by the magic that the land possesses.
Just six miles away from this urban retreat is the busy town of Haverfordwest, this is another town with lots of historical interest. It provides any holidaymaker with an eventful day out, whether you choose to spend it wandering around the many shops, or gazing at the towns medieval historical assets. There is a wonderful Town Museum, featuring information of the towns past, and splendid walks along the river lead you down narrow alleys to unique boutique shops. Call into “Talisman” located on Bridge Street, and for a tasteful Welsh meal, try out “The Black Sheep” restaurant, specialising in elegant cuisine with a mouth watering choice for any special occasion.
Just outside Haverfordwest is Picton Castle, another beautiful spot, with a majestic atmosphere. This is also another great visit for the family, and boasts a charming castle, with delightful gardens, all exploding with colour and charm. There is also a gallery and gift shop. Should you not want to venture out too far, take a visit to Litte Haven, which is just a short car ride away from Walwyns Castle, and is a picturesque coastal village offering spectacular views over a rocky outcrop, and the perfect place to finish your holiday with a romantic sunset.