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PembrokeUnited Kingdom

Home to a striking 11th-century castle, this welcoming Welsh town is also a gateway to the picturesque coastal towns of south Pembrokeshire.

Pembroke is a town with a thousand-year-old history. Its streets are lined with architectural masterpieces, boutiques and friendly pubs. Come to this charming town to discover its medieval Norman castle and to explore the nearby beaches.

Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, built in 1093 and famous as the birthplace of King Henry VII of England. Learn about the stories of famous residents, including the Earls of Pembroke, the Tudors and the Stuarts. Enjoy sweeping views of the town, its medieval defensive walls and surrounding countryside from the top of the 75-feet (23-meter) keep.

The castle forms part of the Pembroke Town Trail, a 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) trail that links 30 historical sites. Purchase a trail map from the Town Hall or Pembroke Tourist Information Centre and follow the trail on foot. Visit the old town quay and Wogan’s Cave, a natural limestone cave beneath the castle. Peak inside centuries-old churches, spot remnants of the old town ramparts and enjoy a stroll around the tranquil Mill Pond.

The trail incorporates Main Street, a commercial street framed by grand Georgian and Tudor houses. Admire George and Jeanne Lewis’ Pembroke Murals at the Town Hall. Browse for one-of-a-kind souvenirs at antiques shops and experience the hospitable atmosphere at one of the town’s traditional pubs.

Just a 10-minute drive or 45-minute walk past green meadows is the port town of Pembroke Dock. Retrace the town’s maritime history and peak inside a boat workshop at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

Don’t miss the chance to take daytrips to the beaches and villages set around Pembroke Peninsula. Many are interconnected by sections of the 186-mile (299-kilometer) Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Relax at wild and uncrowded beaches such as Barafundle Bay, Freshwater East Beach and Manorbier Bay.

It’s easy to get to Pembroke via trains from Cardiff and Swansea. Rent a car to reach nearby family-friendly attractions, including Oakwood Theme Park.

Top Hotels in Pembroke

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Lamphey, Tenby, Pembroke, Wales

Situated in Pembroke, this spa hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Pembroke Castle and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Freshwater East Beach. Lamphey Station is 9 minutes by ...

3.9/5Good! (159 reviews)

"Friendly Staff. Upgrade on check in, Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa
Lamphey Hall Hotel
Lamphey Hall Hotel
3 out of 5
Upper Lamphey Road, Pembroke, Wales
$62
per night
Apr 24 - Apr 25

Situated in Pembroke, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Pembroke Castle and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Lamphey Bishop's Palace. Freshwater East Beach and Carew Castle ...

Lamphey Hall Hotel
Rosedene Guest House
Rosedene Guest House
4 out of 5
Hodgeston, Nr Freshwater East, Pembroke, Wales
$64
per night
Apr 29 - Apr 30

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Freshwater East Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lamphey Bishop's Palace and Manorbier Beach. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (283 reviews)

"The Rosedene was a prefect place to stay. There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this place and would highly recommend it to anyone."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Rosedene Guest House

Popular things to do in Pembroke

Pembroke Castle
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Pembroke Castle

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Discover the halls of an 11th-century Norman castle, meet the royal residents that shaped British and Welsh history, and watch battle reenactments.

Barafundle Bay
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Barafundle Bay

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Barafundle Bay during your trip to Pembroke? Visit the spas in this walkable area, or simply enjoy its coffeehouses.

Freshwater East Beach
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Freshwater East Beach

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Visit this wild beach set around a picturesque bay on Wales’ southwest coastline for swimming, watersports and nature walks.

Broad Haven South
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Broad Haven South

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Broad Haven South during your trip to Pembroke? Discover the countryside and spas in this walkable area.

West Angle Bay
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West Angle Bay

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at West Angle Bay during your travels in Pembroke. Discover the countryside and coffeehouses in this walkable area.

Freshwater West
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Freshwater West

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Freshwater West during your trip to Pembroke? Visit the spas in this walkable area, or simply enjoy its coffeehouses.

Top activities in Pembroke

Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

92% of travellers recommend
$10
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of The UK
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of The UK

$10
Per adult
Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Cardiff
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Cardiff

$13
Per adult
Walk the iconic 4 waterfalls valley
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Walk the iconic 4 waterfalls valley

100% of travellers recommend
$73
Per adult
Hike up the Brecon Beacons highest mountain, Pen-y-fan
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Hike up the Brecon Beacons highest mountain, Pen-y-fan

$69
Per adult
Walk the river Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey
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Walk the river Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey

80% of travellers recommend
$73
Per adult

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Jul 21, 2019

Be prepared for very narrow roads!