Pembrokeshire has many castles and heritage sites so if history and exploring is your thing,  start exploring.  Broad Haven is an ideal base from which to head out and discover the history of this wonderful county.

Pembroke Castle: the home of Henry VII and a must see if you are staying in Broad Haven.  This is one of the most impressive castles in Wales.

Carew Castle:  is an interesting blend of the strong defences of a medieval fortress and the grandeur of a Tudor mansion house, attractively located next to the Carew River, dammed in the 16th century to form a mill pond.

St. David’s Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Situated in the smallest city in the UK, the Cathedral is one of the wonders of Wales

Picton Castle is a rare 13th century Welsh castle which has been continually occupied for over 700 years.  The interiors are famous for their Georgian elegance and original contents.  The Philipps family who had been at the castle for 450 years created the charity The Picton Castle Trust in 1987 which now runs the site for the benefit of the people of Wales and Pembrokeshire in particular.

Situated in the Pembrokeshire National Park, on the banks of the Cleddau River, Picton comprises 40 acres of beautiful gardens famous for their azalea and rhododendron displays and  for their collections of conifers, ferns and gunneras. They are an RHS Partner garden.  The grounds also contain a maze, walled garden and play area  There is also the chance to see the famous ‘Renoir’ painting as shown on ‘Fake or Fortune’ on the BBC with Fiona Bruce.

St Govan’s Chapel built into the cliffs is accessed via steep steps so take care. The chapel is near the village of Bosherton. As it is on the Castlemartin ranges, it is worth checking that access is available on your planned day of visit.

Pentre Ifan is Wales’ most iconic prehistoric site. Situated near Newport in the Preseli hills, The Bluestone that made up the inner sanctum of Stonehenge comes from here.

Further information coming soon