Pembrokeshire – Local Facilities & Attractions
There are no shops or hostelries in Cwm-yr-Eglwys beyond the ice cream van that visits daily in the summer months. Within a 15 minute walk through the valley (or 1 1/2 hours around the headland of Dinas Island) there is the Old Sailors, a very good pub/restaurant serving local lobster, crab and fish. Further afield there are some wonderful restaurants and bars.
The small shop in Dinas provides most essentials and Newport has a very good butcher, small supermarket, delicatessen and chemist. In the summer months there is a street market every Monday morning selling local produce and crafts. Fishguard is much larger and also has a weekly farmers market on Saturday mornings.
Things to do
The cottage has a file with lots of tourist information and sightseeing ideas for all ages. You will find more than enough to do within striking distance of the cottage and a visit to St Davids with its magnificent 12th Century Norman cathedral is a must.
Please see a map of Pembrokeshire below. You can find out more of what to do in Pembrokeshire on the Visit Wales website.
The Welsh love our music festivals, these are the annual ones and you can find full details on the Visit Wales website.
End of May – St Davids Cathedral Festival
End of May – The Fishguard Folk Festival
July – Fishguard International Music Festival
August – Aber Jazz, Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival
Rhosygilwen Summer Opera Festival
Arts and Crafts
Many local artists have galleries around the area and St Davids is well worth a visit. More locally though we have :
West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard
Golf – Newport Links Golf Course or St Davids Golf Course
Horse Riding, Dinas -Trekking and fun days at Havard Stables
Cycling – Bicycle hire in Newport, Carningli Bike Hire
Coasteering – Preseli Venture
Sea Kayaking, Surfing and Walking – Cardigan Bay Active
Kite Surfing, Paddle Boarding and Surfing instruction at Newgale Sands with Big Blue Kite Surfing
And of course there are the fabulous walks, whether its up Carn Ingli the “mountain” behind Newport or along the coast. The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs straight outside the front door and is rich in flora, particularly in early summer and the cliffs on Dinas head are a breeding ground for sea birds including peregrine falcons. You may also spot seals, dolphins and porpoises.
Further afield from St Davids there are boat trips to and around Ramsey Island where puffins breed in their thousands.
Thousand Island Expeditions boat trips