Just two miles from Windemere, the magnificent Pembroke Castle, birthplace of Henry VII, lies waiting to be explored. With a packed annual events diary of re-enactments, story-telling, falconry etc, this medieval relic of tunnels and turrets, buzzes with activity and remains
very much, at the heart of this historic town. Pembroke offers cafes, galleries, pubs, restaurants and an intriguing blend of unique independent shops. Mid July (12th-15th, 2012) sees the annual Pembroke Festival, with a packed programme of events, from bands playing on the South Quay to firework displays from the castle ramparts. A visit to the charming village of Bosherton, just 5 miles away, makes for a memorable experience: Meander through the 100 acres of the breathtakingly beautiful, Stackpole Estate Lily Ponds and on to the unspoilt white sands of Broadhaven South. A walk across the headland to the east rewards you with Barafundle Bay, listed by the Times as one of the top ten beaches in the world!...while a walk to the west, brings you to the extraordinary sight of St Govan’s tiny stone chapel, in a cleft, squeezed between sheer rocky cliffs. The Green Bridge of Wales, a natural limestone arch, a step or two further along the coast shouldn’t be missed either; with the waves crashing around it, it’s certainly a spectacular sight!
While there’s so much to see and do nearby, the rest of Pembrokeshire, such a beautiful county, with a wealth of tourist attractions can’t be ignored. Theme parks, incredible beaches, nature reserves, gardens, zoos and even a vineyard and a chocolate factory can all be accessed within a half hour’s drive of Windemere. The medieval walled town of Tenby with its stunning beaches and timeless appeal is only 12 miles away; while St Davids, the UK’s smallest city is just 28 mile trip through the county. There really is so much on offer in Pembrokeshire and with comfort and convenience, Windemere certainly provides a superb base from which to do and see it all.