Be wowed by the west of Wales

Located on the wild, westerly fringe of Wales, Pembrokeshire has a rugged and exhilarating beauty that is quite simply enchanting. The spectacular landscapes here are defined by the dramatic coastline which is formed of rocky headlands, hidden coves, sweeping bays and glorious beaches. Punctuating this breathtaking scenery are charming medieval towns, rich with history and rugged with ancient fortifications.


Castles and coastal delights

From £599 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

March, April, May, June, September, October

Suggested Hotel

The Cliff Hotel & Spa, Cardigan

  • Warm, friendly & family owned, this hotel offers an excellent standard of service
  • It enjoys a wonderful location, overlooking the spectacular Cardigan coastline, with extensive grounds
  • Spacious and contemporary bedrooms; walk-in showers available
  • Good availability of single rooms
  • Excellent leisure facilities, including an indoor pool & sauna
  • Restaurant with stunning coastal views, serving local produce

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


The Royal Mint Experience

With 1,100 years of history to explore, The Royal Mint makes for an intriguing visit. A guided behind-the-scenes tour shows how the coins are produced, and the fascinating exhibitions display some of the world’s rarest coins and artefacts. This is also the only place in Britain where you can strike your own coin.

St Davids

Quaint and coastal St Davids is a peaceful cathedral city that is the size of a village – in fact, it is the smallest city in Britain. It is known for its cathedral and the adjacent ruins of a Bishop's Palace. As the resting place of St David, Wales’ patron saint, it has been a place of pilgrimage for 1,500 years.

St Davids Cathedral

St Davids Cathedral, the culmination of rebuilding and expansion over the ages, is a 12th century cathedral notable for the distinctive, purple-hued Cambrian sandstone that it is built from.

Aberglasney Gardens

With 10 acres and an extraordinary Elizabethan cloister garden at its heart, this flourishing paradise offers much to explore. Dating back many centuries, the gardens were ‘rediscovered’ in the 1990s and consequently restored based upon historical research.


Picturesque Tenby is a jumble of pastel-coloured fishermens’ cottages flanked by glorious golden beaches. A lovely seaside town with grand Georgian mansions, it has medieval streets, Norman walls and aside from these natural charms, it is home to a number of unique attractions.

Tredegar House (NT)

Located near Newport, Tredegar House is one of the finest 17th century properties in Britain. Home to some of the most important families in Wales’ history, it has dazzling state rooms, marvellous panelling, and a bold red-brick façade surrounded by acres of lovely grounds.

Pembroke Castle

The medieval town of Pembroke centres around its Norman castle, which has a history stretching back 1,000. The birthplace of Henry VII (first monarch of the Tudor dynasty), it boasts an outstanding 12th century keep, and is the only British castle to be built over a large natural cavern. Its sits atop a rocky promontory, a defensively advantageous position.

Team Comments:

“The colours of the Pembrokeshire coastline in the sunshine are amazing – from the deep blue of the waters, to the vibrant shades of green on the hills and cliffs.”


Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

The ruined Carew Castle is a bold Norman fortification sitting picturesquely on the side of a mill pond, which powers the tidal mill. The castle was added to by different powerful figures over the ages, and was transformed from medieval fortress to a grand Elizabethan manor.

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber

This ancient site of standing stones exudes a sense of mystery. Once a Neolithic burial chamber, these 'bare bones' would have been covered with earth. These dolmens are hewnfrom bluestone sourced from the nearby hills – as were the stones used to form Stonehenge.

St Davids Bishop's Palace

A site of medieval grandeur, these evocative remains speak of St Davids' latter-day importance as a pilgrimage destination. The magnificence of the Palace peaked in the 14th century, but it fell in to disrepair following the Reformation.

Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery

One hundred feet long, the Last Invasion Tapestry is a wonderful example of local craftwork. It evokes the Bayeux Tapestry, and shows the last invasion of mainland Britain which took place in 1797. It was created in to mark the 200th anniversary of this historic event.

Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle is a cultural stronghold in Wales, as it was the host of the first national Eisteddfod (celebration of Welsh language and culture). With a history dating back 900 years, it has medieval walls, a Georgian mansion and Grade-II listed Regency gardens. A £12m restoration project was completed here in 2015.

Picton Castle & Gardens

Picton is a unique castle found in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Comprised of a 13th century castle and a Georgian wing, it has fine 18th century interiors. A monument of Welsh heritage, it is surrounded by idyllic gardens which are lush with beautiful plants and exotic species.

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