St David's Cathedral
Places and Attractions Within about 12 miles of Newport
Cardigan - shopping centre close to Newport.
Cardigan Cinema - Theatre Mwldan Website Two screens with excellent cafe facilities. Other events are also held during the year. Tel 01239 621200
Cardian/Mwnt - Pentre Mansion Garden
close to Cardigan and Mwnt is worth considering.
Cardigan Dyfed Shire Horse Farm.
Cardigan/Cilgerran Welsh Wild Life Centre Website
Castell Henllys Website
Ceibwr Bay - small picturesque cove often frequented by seals - well worth a visit
National Trust Website The remains of Cilgerran Castle are located in an attractive location on the rim of a steep gorge in the Teifi Valley overlooking the river. Tel 01239 621339.
Cwm yr Eglwys Beach
A sheltered sandy cove, with a stream running through the middle, providing plenty of rock pools.Above the beach is the end wall of a chapel. The rest was washed away in the storm of 1859. The cove provides access to the coastal path
Approximately 8 miles from Newport with a few shops and cafes. Ferries run from the Harbour to Ireland
Fisguard Tapestry depicting the last British Invasion is highly recommended and can be seen in the town hall in the centre of Fishguard.Fishguard Information
A pleasant drive through the picturesque Gwaun Valley with good walks close by.
Gwaun Valley - Bluestone Brewery - Provides a wide variety of good beers. Telephone 01348 881304. Approximately 15 minutes away
Gwaun Valley - Penlan Uchaf Gardens
suppliers of lamb and longhorn beef - lovely gardens and simple cafe facilities. Check opening times and meat availability prior to visit Tel 01348 881388.
Moylegrove - Penralt Garden Centre
A garden centre may not be the norm on holiday, but this garden centre is great and provides the ideal excuse to pass through the picturesque hamlet of Moylegrove. It is difficult to walk away without stopping for a cup of tea Website
Small National Trust beach, well worth a visit http://www.cardigan-bay.com/mwnt-beach-cardigan-bay.php
Nevern Small attractive village by the River Nevern steeped in history and just a few miles from Newport.
Newport Sands Wonderful walks along the scenic coastal path and a short circular walk along golf course road leading to the esturary and long stretch of beach
Newport Fascinating shops,and restaurants and cafes Beautfiul walk along the estuary and the coastal row of houses known as Parrog, on toward the coastal path. A walk or drive to the Preseli Mountains are a highly recommended. The views are spectacular!
Parrog - Enjoy a stroll along Parrog and a circular walk back to Newport
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber A Bronze Age site dating from at least 4000 B.C.with Ancient Burial Chamber. Not far from Newport and well worth a visit.
Pwllgwallod Beach A small bay providing a number of nearby scenic walks either through the valley or the coastal path.
St Dogmaels Y Felin - The Mill Cardigan. Tel. 01239 613999. A water-powered mill producing a range of stoneground flours and wholemeal breads. Guided tours available. Mill pond with ducks and geese adjacent to St. Dogmaels 12th century Abbey - We recommend a drink overlooking the water at the Ferry Inn.
St Dogmael Abbey
Workshop Wales near Fishguard. There are a variety of good paintings and sculptures for sale. Together with a very warm welcome, this gallery is well worth a visit.
Places and Attractions Further Afield
Aberaeron Harbourside First Website and Second Website out 50 minutes from Newport. We recommend the oysters by the harbourside at Aberaeron and a meal at Aberaeron - Habourmaster Hotel Website Recommended. Tel. 01545 570 755 - Well worth a Visit
Aberaeron (Close) National Trust - Llanerchaeron 18th Centry Welsh Gentry Estate well worth comining with a visit to Aberaeron
Cenarth - Is a must! and Coracle Museum and Workshop
Haverfordwest approximately 40minutes from Newport. One of the larger towns in the area with restaurants and shopping centre.
Havertfordwest (Newport side) at Spittal - Scolton Manor Website Victorian House with furniture and costumes still insitu. Museum includes a Steam Train a Victorian Shop and other exhibits. A number of small scientific attractions and large grounds make it an attractive venue for children and adults. Very reasonable cafe catering for all ages. Approximately 35 minutes from Newport. Highly Recommended and Excellent Value.
Llangrannog About 45 minutes from Newport. A small fishing village with beach and steep hillside either side. - Between Newport and Abaraeron Website
Llangloffan Cheese Cheesemaking demonstrations.
Narbeth Approximately 40minutes from Newport. Narbeth is highly recommended for its individual character shops, cafes, small selection of excellent restaurants and galleries. A visit to Narbeth should provide an enjoyable outing. Individual shops include Ultracomida Delicatessen in the High Street selling a wonderful selection of local cheese and providing a small continental style restaurant. There is a good fashion shop, and a superb butchers to name but a few.
Oakwood Theme Park - for the kids Website
Porthgain about 40 minutes from Newport. An interesting small historic fishing port with excellent pub and small local gallery.
St Davids Cathedral Website The Cathedral is highly recommended..This very large and impressive 12th century Cathedral is a very fine example of medieval architecture, and together with the impressive ruins of the Bishops Palace, St David's Cathedral is highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. Concerts are regularly held in the Cathedral. Tel. 01437 721682/Tel. 01437 720199.
St David's Pembrokeshire Sheepdogs Demonstrations and coastal farm walks available at set dates during July, August and September Website Tel. 01437 721677.
St. David's - Whitesands Beach Provides a long stretch of sandy beach. About an hour away.
Strumble Head A magnificent headland to the west of Fishguard. Strumble Head is now renowned as the finest sea-watching site in Wales and one of the best in Great Britain.
Tregwynt Woollen Mill A family owned textile mill first established in 1912. Tel. 0134891225/891288.
Tresaith A pretty beach about 35 minutes north. The Ship Inn close to the beach is well worth considering.
Carew and Manorbier These are two delightful places to visit but further away than places mentioned above. The distance warrants a day trip or a night away to possibly include a round trip via Stackpole, Carew, Manorbier and Tenby and the magical island of Caldey. Tenby out of season is highly recommended. Tenby also has an excellent golf course
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill Carew Castle The ruins of Carew Castle provide a magnificent riverside setting. The four storey tidal mill is one of only three tidal mills in Britain. The local church of St. Mary's houses an organ linked to Bath organ builder William Sweetland. Manorbier is a small attractive village just a few miles away. It is steeped in history with castle, church and beach. The castle stands over the beautiful unspoiled beach of Manorbier on the one side and the Church of St James on the other Manorbier Castle The Church is set high on the cliff side overlooking the bay and within this small and unpretentious church is also linked to William Sweetland organ.
Freshwater West - Beach Near Angle
Stackpole and Barfundle Beach South of Pembroke Barfundle Beach Website accessed from Stackpole Quay along the coastal path followed by a steep descent to the beach. About 15 minutes from carpark.
Stackpole - Stackpole Inn Map
Ferry Services to Ireland Website
Fishguard - approximately 8miles from Newport The hi-speed Stena Express - Fishguard to Rosslare takes approximately 110 minutes. Tel 08705 70 70 70/Tel. 00353 51 382241
Regular ferry services from Fishguard offer an opportunity to visit to Ireland. Recommended if time allows.
Kelly's Resort Hotel Rosslare - well worth a visit http://www.kellys.ie
Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Club, Co. Waterford an 19th century mansion which has been restored to a 4 star hotel complete with leisure/ golf facilities, situated along the River Suir estuary, 6 miles from Waterford City. The hotel looks good and the website offers tempting short break offers. Faithlegg Mews in the heart of the estate provides self catering accommodation overlooking the golf course Hotel Website Further research recommended prior to booking.
Waterford Castle Golf Course Waterford Castle Golf Course Information details describe the course as a mature parkland course with lakes, situated by the river, enjoying stunning views. This course is not a first hand recommendation and information is taken from brochure and website
Rosslare Golf Club Website
Lower Fishguard Harbour