Haverfordwest

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Nestled amid the heart of Pembrokeshire’s patchwork countryside is a town home to castles, centuries-old pubs, golf courses and scenic gardens.

Active pursuits, historic landmarks and escapes to peaceful beach towns await in Haverfordwest. This welcoming market town dates back almost a thousand years. During the Elizabeth era it was one of Wales’ most important trading ports. Today, Haverfordwest celebrates its history at castles, galleries and museums while also being a gateway to the magnificent Pembrokeshire coastline.

The town center streets are a delight to explore on foot and straddle the gently flowing Western Cleddau. Make your way to the ruins of the 12th-century Haverfordwest Castle. Inside the castle’s former prison warden’s house is the Haverfordwest Town Museum, which presents a through-the-ages exhibition of the town’s history. Stroll south along the river to the remains of Haverfordwest Priory and its ecclesiastical medieval garden.

Peak inside the bookshops, chain stores and galleries that line the narrow lanes. Shop for locally produced food and drink at the Haverfordwest Farmers Market, held on the riverbank every Friday. Enjoy lunch or dinner at waterfront pubs such as the Bristol Trader, which has been open since the 1700s.

More attractions await outside of the town center. Play a round of 18 holes at Haverfordwest Golf Club and see displays of vintage aircrafts at the Welsh Spitfire Museum. Wander around the gardens, lakes and woodland at Hilton Court. Browse art displays, explore stately halls and gaze up at tall trees at Picton Castle and Gardens.

Just a short drive west and easily accessible via rented car or public bus is St. Brides Bay. It’s a rugged coastline peppered with seaside towns such as St. David’s, Newgale, Broad Haven, Little Haven and Marloes. A coastal bus service links the bay’s towns or you can walk between them via the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Situated in West Wales, Haverfordwest has direct train connections with both Cardiff and Swansea. The town comes alive in the summer months with food, drink and music festivals. One example is August’s Haverfordwest Beer and Cider Festival.

College Guest House
College Guest House
4 out of 5
93 Hill Street, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest, Wales
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $98 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated in Haverfordwest, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from The Creative Cafe Haverfordwest and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ...
4.1/5Very Good! (77 reviews)
"I’ve stopped here twice and it’s been pleasant both times, everything needed for a comfortable stay. The one downside was it was a tad hot in the room on a couple of nights, but managed to get to sleep."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

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Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
5 out of 5
Slebech Park Estate, The Rhos, Haverfordwest, Wales
The price is $116 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of The Creative Cafe Haverfordwest ...
4.3/5Excellent! (29 reviews)
"Unique rooms. Peaceful."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
St David's Cross Hotel
St David's Cross Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cross Square, Haverfordwest, Wales
The price is $134 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Haverfordwest, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
"This is a lovely little hotel in a great location in the middle of St David’s. We had a large, comfortable room on the top floor of the hotel looking out over the garden. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice of food. We had dinner in the hotel twice and the food was freshly cooked and very ..."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

St David's Cross Hotel
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Highbury
Highbury
3.5 out of 5
Highbury North Court Ambleston, Haverfordwest, Wales
Situated in Haverfordwest, this cottage is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Scolton Manor Country Park and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Llys-y-fran ...
Highbury
Foxglove Cottage
Foxglove Cottage
3.5 out of 5
1 The Grange Walton West Little Haven, Haverfordwest, Wales
Situated near the beach, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Broad Haven Beach and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. St Brides Haven and ...
Foxglove Cottage
Fronrhydd Fach
Fronrhydd Fach
3.5 out of 5
Letterston, Haverfordwest, Wales
Situated in Haverfordwest, this cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dyffryn Fernant Gardens, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and Fishguard Port. Porth Dwgan ...
Fronrhydd Fach
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