This area of West Wales includes part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: the length of coast between Strumble Head to the west of Fishguard and the Teifi estuary near Cardigan; and inland, the craggy slopes of the Preseli Mountains, where lies the entrance to the Celtic underworld, Annwn - or so legend has it.
Near the pretty resort of Newport, you will find Celtic heritage sites such as Castell Henllys, the reconstructed Iron Age hillfort; Pentre Ifan, one of the finest megalithic burial chambers in Britain; and on Carn Ingli mountain, the remnants of a hill fort with stunning panoramic views across the sea.
North Pembrokeshire has a large variety of beaches, ranging from those with stretches of sand to small rocky coves and inlets with rock pools to explore. Legends tell of Pirate ships in the mist and caves of hidden booty along the coast.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the Preseli Hills offer a choice of walks amidst breathtaking scenery. Free coastal bus services in the high season allow you to walk the coastal path without having to double back. The quiet country lanes provide safe family cycling routes. Excellent fishing is available in the Teifi and Nevern rivers as well as sea fishing from boats or off the rocks and beaches.
The National Park runs an extensive programme of activities and events for both adults and children, ranging from horse riding across the golden sands to kite-surfing across the waves.
Beautiful river valleys such as the Gwaun and ancient woodland full of mosses and lichens make the inland areas of this part of the county a real delight for those looking for peace and connection with nature.
There are charming places to visit such as Nevern village with its legendary churchyard containing a ‘bleeding’ yew that leaks red sap and its ancient Celtic Cross; Newport with its friendly village atmosphere and wildlife-rich estuary, as well as the larger Fishguard, a ferry port offering the opportunity of a day trip to Ireland.
Some of the best things to do in North Pembrokeshire
Spend the day at Poppit Sands
Visit Cilgerran Castle
Walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
Go horse riding in the Preseli Hills
Try family coasteering at Ceibwr Bay
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