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Haverfordwest is a vibrant andbustling country town with an eclectic range of activities for the wholefamily. The county town of Pembrokeshire, Haverfordwestis situated in the Welsh countryside on the west banks of the River Cleddau,not far from the world-famous PembrokeshireCoast National Park. 

Here you could visit Picton Castle, a lovely historical monument set in majestic gardens. Wear the kids out at Clerkenhill Adventure Farm, or head to Haverford Castle, a wonderful example of a Norman architecture. With a number of shopping centres, an animated nightlife and plenty of outdoor sports too, you’ll find there is no shortage of things to do.

History of Haverfordwest Haverfordwest’s location on the River Cleddau has made it a strategic settlement since Roman times. The town has seen wars, sieges and even the Black Death, which struck the town in 12th century and wiped out half of its population. Today, Haverfordwestis a popular base for hikers adventuring on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and nearby National Park.

Castles in HaverfordwestHaverfordwest Castle is a crumbling Norman ruin, which has survived for over 900 years at the centre of the town. Pembrokeshire Castle and Wiston Castle are also just a short distance away. However, perhaps the most impressive is Picton Castle, which offers a delightful mixture of architectural styles. Summer visits promise a particularly rewarding burst of scent and colour, in safe surrounds where the kids can roam freely.

Family Activities in HaverfordwestFor something a little more hands on, why not pay a visit to the Clerkenhill Adventure Farm? This adventure ground has a huge park for the kids, complete with go-karts, swings, and a pet zoo where smaller children can get up close and personal with the farm animals in a safe environment. For the older children there are some great adventure trails and the quirky 18-basket Frisbee golf course is surprisingly good fun. It’s a hit even with the grown-ups!

Shopping in HaverfordwestAfter an active day out, you’re sure to find a great souvenir in Haverfordwest's shopping district. As Pembrokeshire’s prime shopping hub, the town has two major shopping centres —the Riverside Quay and Haverford Square. You’ll also find a great mix of independent high street stores and excellent eateries. From art galleries to artisan chocolate shops, why not spoil yourself in Haverfordwest’s historic shopping centre?

Festivals in HaverfordwestAttracting visitors from miles around, why not book your trip to coincide with Haverfordwest’s celebrated annual Beer and Cider Festival? Taking part over a long weekend you can taste local tipples from real ale to wine, and even Welsh mead. There’s also a fun fair, so it’s just as much of a day out for the kids as it is for the adults.

Enjoy Haverfordwest With so much going on — not to mention outdoor sports like rock-climbing, hiking, golf and kayaking on the rushing waters of the river Cleddau — what are you waiting for? Search online and book yourself a well-earned break in Haverfordwest today.

Top hotels in Haverfordwest

Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
5 out of 5
The price is £95 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated in a national park, this luxury bed & breakfast is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of The Creative Cafe ...

4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Lovely stay

"We had a wonderful stay in the Loose Box room. The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings and we loved every minute. Will definitely go back!!!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Slebech Park Restaurant & Rooms
The Grove Hotel
The Grove Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £84 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles ...

4/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"Really nice place just what was needed to break the covid doldrums nice food friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

The Grove Hotel
Anchor Guest House
Anchor Guest House
3.5 out of 5
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Situated on the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Broad Haven Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Hilton Court ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"Amazing view, lovely, friendly, helpful staff, great breakfast. Lovely little cafe for tea/ coffee and cake plus licenced Italian restaurant. All you need. Thank you Helen."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Anchor Guest House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Haverfordwest

Sea View Beach Barn Conversion
Sea View Beach Barn Conversion
Awel y Môr, Whitesands, Haverfordwest, WLS
The price is £229 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club. St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing place to stay and great location

"This property looks exactly like the images - large and spacious master with en-suite and huge upstairs living and dining area. The staff were great - we asked for a few things on our stay; dish rack and clothes horse and they provided them for us. The fire place is fantastic - though the fore sensors ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Sea View Beach Barn Conversion
Cottage In Trefin, Nr. St. Davids. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales
Cottage In Trefin, Nr. St. Davids. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales
16 Abercastle Rd, Haverfordwest, WLS

Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Aber Castle. Pwll Whiting and Porthgain Harbour are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Autumn stay

"Very comfortable accommodation, a little dated, but good value."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2020

Cottage In Trefin, Nr. St. Davids. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales
Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,
Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,
Swn y Môr, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Haverfordwest, WLS
The price is £114 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club. St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
A good break from Covid!!

"Excellent. Everything worked, we had all we needed and the cottage is very comfortable. We enjoyed being able to walk directly onto the hills around and to the beach. Dog ve r impressed!!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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