Flowers and hills overlooking the sea in Pembrokeshire

Things to do in Pembrokeshire

On the west tip of Wales, the county of Pembrokeshire combines the very best of nature with award winning Welsh food spots, charming towns and a spectacular coastline. There are plenty of things to do in Pembrokeshire for couples, families and dog lovers alike, whether you’re in the area for a fun-filled family holiday or a short weekend away. It’s also one of the sunniest corners of Britain. 

Find your perfect stay in Pembrokeshire.

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle

On a list of things to do in Pembrokeshire, we had to start with a medieval castle. One of Britain’s finest and best-preserved, Pembroke Castle dates back to around 1093 and is best known as the birthplace of Henry VII, the first Tudor king.

Spend the day exploring the endless tunnels and passageways or have a picnic in the extensive grounds before you head for the exhibitions. If you want a better view of the castle in all its splendour, take the footpath along the town walls and castle millpond.

When visiting in the summer, the castle is lit by the evening sun surrounded by a peaceful stretch of water.



One of Wales’s best seaside towns on the Pembrokeshire Coast is blessed with a picturesque harbour, Tenby Harbour Beach with its golden sands and colourful Victorian houses on its border.

In the summer months, take a boat trip out to the nearby holy island of Caldey Island, explore the Museum and Art Gallery for local art, or sip on real Welsh ale at Harbour Brewery.

In the late season and winter months, dogs are permitted on the beach so you can enjoy views of the town with your four-legged friend.

Spring Evening Light On Thrift 'Sea Pinks' In Ceibwr Bay, Pembroke, Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

There’s no denying that Pembrokeshire’s rugged coastline is one of the best places for those who love coastal walks.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is one of the longest and oldest, with the north route from Tenby to Saundersfoot being a popular route for walkers – taking around 3 hours to complete.

Along the way, the path hugs the coast where you encounter stunning beaches, plenty of wildlife and woodlands.

St Davids Cathedral

St Davids

At the heart of Britain’s smallest city is St David’s Cathedral, the resting place of the patron saint of Wales, Saint David. The site is a special place of ancient myth and legend.

Enjoy a tea and a Welsh cake or piece of Bara Brith after  you have taken in the splendour of the cathedral and ruins.

Venture into the city of St Davids and you’ll find chocolate-box cottages made from traditional flint. Some are lived in and others have been converted into little cafes, pubs and even a chocolate shop.

Skomer Island

Skomer Island

Skomer Island is of world importance for its iconic island wildlife, including its puffins.

As the second largest island in Wales after Anglesey, this enchanting island offers the chance to see thousands of birds and burrowing wildlife in their natural habitat, as well as the most abundant array of wildflowers you’ll find in Britain.

If you’re lucky enough to spot Atlantic grey seals, they can be found all year round basking on the rocks, in caves and beaches.

Roller Coaster in the Peak district

Oakwood Theme Park

For thrill-seekers and adventures alike, Oakwood Park offers fun for all the family – including comfy dog kennels, family roller coasters like The Creepy Crawler and the UK’s favourite wooden roller coaster Megafobia.

For younger children, Neverland is the perfect place to enjoy the smaller rides. Enjoy the mini pirate ship, crocodile coaster, Tink’s flying school, as well as mini golf and a boating lake.

Bike Ride

Pembrokeshire Bike Hire

With a fleet of over 30 bikes, your next holiday in Pembrokeshire isn’t complete without a bike from Pembrokeshire Bike Hire.

As a hub for cycling, Pembrokeshire has a great mix of challenging and leisurely trails (and stop off points) through the county’s towns, on coastal paths and along lakes. Choose from hybrid, electric, road or children’s bikes to suit your adventures.


Velfrey Vineyard

Set in the Pembrokeshire countryside, Velfrey Vineyard is a family fun business in the Lampeter Vale producing sparkling and still wine wines.

Take a tour of the vineyard and taste a Welsh traditional sparkling wine before enjoying a homemade afternoon tea or Welsh grazing board in the Pembrokeshire sun.

If you fancy sipping on your own vineyard wine, their ‘Adopt a Vine’ package allows you to sponsor a vine for a year, which includes your very own bottle and other benefits.

water sports

Outer Reef Surf School

For families who are seeking an adventure holiday, Outer Reef’s sports centres offer daily water sports and adventure activities for all ages and abilities – from surfing to kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering on Pembrokeshire’s stunning unspoiled coastline.

Giraffes at the Zoo

Folly Farm

More than just a farm, here you’ll find over 750 animals from around the world in the zoo and barns, as well as a fairground and adventure play area all on one family run site.

Plus, Folly Farm is the only place you’ll get to see giraffes in Wales and is one of only seven zoos in the UK that cares for the endangered Eastern Black Rhino.

You can even adopt a Folly Farm animal – from pigs to red pandas and penguins with their adoption packages.

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