Pembroke Castle is one of the largest castles in Wales. It was not a royal castle but the possession of a private lord - his residence and the administrative centre of his territories. The Castle occupies a strong position high on a ridge between two tidal inlets. Its fortifications were extended throughout its history and it displays stonework from many periods. The dominant feature of Pembroke Castle is the massive round Keep, built soon after 1200. Its walls are 19 feet thick at the base and the Keep rises to 75 feet in height. Inside the Castle there are tableaux depicting mediaeval life within its walls including copies of costumes, furniture, tableware, wall hangings and other artefacts found locally. Displays interpreting the history of the site from other periods are also to be found amongst its many complete towers.
Pembrokeshire College has been offering Glamorgan validated courses since 1992. The College is located at Pembrokeshire, UK and comprises of nearly 21,496 students. It is the countys largest provider of a wide range of post 16 education, training, and other services. The various departments available at the College include teaching; art; design; media and performance; business management; computing information technology; construction; electrical and electronics engineering; sports science; health and counselling; agriculture; animal care; conservation; equine; marine biology; marine engineering; hairdressing; beauty; and travel and tourism, etc.
Oakwood Theme Park is one of the UK's top ten theme parks and one of Wales' largest tourist attractions with over 400,000 visitors each year. 2006 sees the launch of the new steel roller coaster, Speed: No Limits, the UK's first 'beyond vertical' first drop. Speed joins the other fantastic white knuckle rides, Hydro, Europe's fastest and wettest water coaster, Megafobia, the award winning wooden rollercoaster, Vertigo, a 50m sky coaster and The Bounce, an exhilarating shot and drop tower coaster. Oakwood's family favourites include The Pirate Ship, Treetops coaster, Brer Rabbit's Burrow, The Waterfall, The Bobsleigh, Snake River Falls, Crazy Golf and Pedaloes on the Boating Lake. And for smaller kids there's plenty of fun to be had in KidzWorld - a special world just for children - with the Lost Kingdom, The Wacky Factory, Techniquest, the Clown Coaster, jet planes, mini trucks and mini pirate ships. Family fun for everyone.
HAVERFORDWEST Football Club was formed on 7th December 1899 and changed the name, early in its history, to Haverfordwest Town. Most of the teams fixtures in those early days were friendly matches, but the club gained membership of the Pembrokeshire League before the First World War. Indeed, they remain members of the Pembrokeshire League to this day, fielding their reserve side, but the senior team moved up to the Welsh Football League in 1936. A name change was implemented at the same time and they became known as Haverfordwest Athletic.
"Wow!" is probably the best way to describe this beach. A small bay backed by dunes and pine trees, accessible only by a half mile walk from the nearest car park. Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters, Barafundle has been voted many, many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and the world; it’s often likened to a Caribbean beach! This pristine beach is isolated which means no facilities; so everything you take has to come back up over the cliffs.
Three flooded limestone valleys best known for their covering carpet of lilies, which are at their best in June. A footpath winds its way around the banks to the spectacular beach at Broad Haven South. These freshwater lakes are part of a National Nature Reserve and home to otters, wildfowl and dragonflies. The ponds also offer good coarse fishing and are well stocked.
This sand and rocky beach is the hunting ground of the surfer always on the look out for that perfect wave; a surfers paradise. This south westerly facing beach has the best waves in the county BUT it’s only for the experienced and strong swimming surfer. Strong rip currents occur off this beach. It’s the best place to go to watch the surfing. The beach is wide, sandy and backed by an extensive system of dunes. The dunes are fragile so no camping or barbeques are allowed. There’s a rocky reef at the southern end and some quiet bays at the other. The beach to the south is Frainslake sands but it's inside the Castlemartin ranges so is out of bounds. The thatched shack on the foreshore is a rebuilt shelter that was used for drying a certain type of seaweed, used for making Lavabread, a Welsh speciality that’s very good for adding flavour to recipes. Freshwater West has featured in two recent films - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where it was used as the back drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage, which was built on site down to the smallest detail including the seaweed. Although the cottage was taken down after filming you can still walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron.