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Charming, Individual, Eccentric Even… Have a Wander

West Wales is home to some of the most interesting and unique towns and cities in the country. Take some time in your holiday to visit some of the gorgeous shops and quaint cafés on offer. 

Cardigan

Our very own Cardigan is of course top of the list. Coined 'The Coolest Town in Mid Wales', do find time to visit during your stay.

 

There's a plethora of quirky shops, lovely places to eat, fabulous history and architecture, and a jaunty parade of bunting!

Not to mention of course the River Teifi gently flowing through, and the fabulous 11th century castle.

Drive time from Trenewydd: 10 minutes

Laugharne

Set on the Taf Estuary, this town is famous for its connection to poet Dylan Thomas, and very proud of it.

 

You can even do the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk, and if it's on your birthday there'll be a small something special for you. 

The castle here is also attractive and worth a visit. 

Drive time from Trenewydd: 49 minutes

Tenby

Tenby - pictured above - is probably one of the most iconic towns in the country.

 

With its oft-photographed cove and cute shops set in Harry-Potter-esque alleys, Tenby is definitely worth making part of your holiday.

It was awarded Silver for the best UK coastal resort at the British Travel awards in 2016.

Drive time from Trenewydd: 57 minutes

Fishguard

This place is beautiful, nestled between the Preseli hills and the coast - try a walk in the ancient Pengelli woodlands.

If you are a music fan, the International Music Festival is a must; or AberJazz, a jazz and blues festival.

The main square hosts Ffwrn for delicious bread, and The Gourmet Pig for Welsh cheese; add a little something from the Bluestone Brewing Company or Gwaun Valley Brewery, and you're set. 

Ferries to Ireland also depart from here. 

Drive time from Trenewydd: 34 minutes

St Davids

Named after the patron saint of Wales, St Davids has the honour of being the smallest city in Britain with a population of just over 1,600.

The iconic Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace are of course at the top of anyone's list. You can also pick up boat trips here to see the wildlife on Pembrokeshire's islands.

 

Located in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park, St Davids is designated as a conservation area. The peninsular here has some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in Pembrokeshire. 

Drive time from Trenewydd: 50 minutes

Haverfordwest

The county town of Pembrokeshire, the journey itself is noteworthy, passing as it does over the spectacular Preseli Hills. Build in time for a quick stop on the way, because you may want to get out for the walk to Foel Cwmcerwyn, the summit. You'll see where people park and walk, since you go right by it. 

Once a thriving port, the quays and quayside buildings are still there, although since converted for other uses. There is a river running through, and three bridges which allow you go back and forth between shops. 

If you have forgotten anything for your stay, this is where you'll find bigger shops and retail parks.

Drive time from Trenewydd: 42 minutes

Narberth

Get your camera ready for this one; with its multi-coloured buildings and photo-worthy high street, a trip to Narberth is a must.

 

If you want to do some shopping, this is a great choice with its wealth of fabulous  independent shops - and why not finish up at one of the award-winning cafes, pubs or restaurants.

Drive time from Trenewydd: 42 minutes