Monday, 14 August 2017

A little guide to Pembrokshire - Holiday pt 2

Hey Guys,

My second holiday post from our trip down West Wales is here this time looking at my favourite county (in Wales at least), Pembrokshire.


Saundersfoot is a small town near Tenby that has a beautiful long beach, a harbour and a few streets of shops and cafes. Majority are just traditional British seaside kind of shops but the standout ones are Christkindl which is a lovely gift, home and card shop and I always end up buying presents and little things in there but its not all holiday souvenir specific. Walk on Water is a great surf clothes shop as much as the kind of brands are exactly my style its another kind of shop that I always love to have a browse in on holiday. For food I'd recommend The boathouse which is a beautiful seafood restaurant and bar but there is also a more traditional fish and chip shop with a great a few little cafes too. Finally as every seaside trip should include ice cream my favourite here is from the new Hive Aberareon ice cream parlour which is made using honey rather than sugar and its just amazing.

Carew Castle 

You know how much I love exploring castle well Pembrokshire is full of plenty, notably Pembroke Castle which is one of my all time faves but on this trip we explored Carew Castle which is really  near Tenby and we went one afternoon after having the morning and lunch in Saundersfoot. As a lot of typical medieval castle there are plenty of turrets to climb up and get views of the moat and a mill house further down.


Tenby is probably the most popular town in Pembrokshire and its a great place to stay as it has everything and its very central for other day trips. With multiple beaches, a harbour, colour houses on every street, a castle, boat trips and of course so many cute shops to explore its always been on of my favourite days out in the area. I spoke in more detail about Tenby recommendations in this post but a new discovery in the fuchsia cafe which is a licensed restaurant and florist but the menu is so varied is perfect for brunch or dinner and cocktails or just tea and cake like we did but its such a cute place to sit inside or in the courtyard among flowers.

St. Davids 

St. Davids is the U.K's smallest city but its a beautiful place although apart from the cathedral there isn't much there. We went for lunch at the Grove hotel  then walked through the town there is only a few shops including Window on Wales, TYF a adventure and ladies clothes store, Unsunghero a skateshop with a coffee bar a there is a sweet book shop next to the cathedral walk as well as a Fat Face and a Moshulu. For food there is Cwtch* an award winning restaurant and St. Davids kitchen which is 'from farm to fork' organic restaurant as well as a few farmers markets and cafes.


Finally the end of our trip takes us to the little harbour village of Solva which when driving home (if staying anywhere nearer Tenby, Pembroke or Pendine like I was) is just outside St.Davids and I'd recommend stopping here for an hour before going home for a walk along the harbour and the high street which is so colourful and you'll find a few art galleries, a tea room and a bigger 'Window on Wales' which is a local department store curated full of beautiful seaside esque pieces for the home, wardrobe and family and its another place that we love to have a browse around every time we are in Pembrokeshire.

Hope you enjoyed this look into my favourite places we visited on this holiday (I know there is a so much little towns, castles and especially big beaches I could also talk about in West Wales) but this is definitely enough to fill a weeks holiday appreciating Wales' beauty.

Love Charlotte

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