The coastal town of Milford Haven in Walesis situated on a prominent spot along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Founded on the northernmost stretch of land alongside the waterway of the same name, Milford Haven’s natural harbour has made it an important strategic port since the Middle Ages.
While Milford Haven has seen a plethora of military and commercial operations, the town is now a popular seaside destination. Here you can marvel at an eclectic range of architecture from numerous eras throughout history, head to the town’s theatre, museum or art galleries or attend one its exciting festivals.
History in Milford HavenThe modern day town of Milford Haven wasn’t founded until the late 18th Century, but its natural harbour has made it an area of interest throughout history. At one point or another, it has played home to Vikings, Middle Age military and even US sailors during World War 2. Having given up its prolonged military past, the town is now a commercial hub and leisure port that is extremely popular with an ever growing number of tourists.
Architecture in Milford HavenYou don’t have to be a construction fanatic to find Milford Haven’s epoch-spanning architecture fascinating. Spanning several centuries, it includes a 12th Century medieval priory and chapel and everything up to fine examples of Georgian housing and beyond.
Strolling through the town you can’t help but admire the houses overlooking the port or enjoy taking in its collection of 19th Century terraces, and out on the town’s craggy coastline you’ll find the grandiose Fort Hubberston, a Grade II listed building that formed part of the UK’s 19th Century defence of the Haven.
Culture in Milford HavenVisual arts fans should definitely pay a visit to Milford Haven’s spectacular cultural hub – the Torch Theatre and Arts Centre. It has two performance spaces including a 300 seat auditorium that doubles as a cinema. The centre offers more than 900 events a year, which includes plays, shows, art exhibitions and much more.
Festivals in Milford HavenWhether you’re visiting alone, with friends or with family, why not plan your visit to coincide with one of Milford Haven’s popular festivals?
September sees the annual Milford Haven Music Festival, one of the best in Wales. Seafair Haven, which takes place biennially, celebrates some of the best
maritime vessels throughout history. Shiver your timbers with haunting historic ships coming in to dock at the marina – it’s a must for any boating fan!
Pembrokeshire Coastal PathMilford Haven to Dale is perhaps the most spectacular stretch of route along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Walk. When you see this unbeatable landscape, you’ll understand why this area attracts hikers from all over the world.
Visit Milford HavenWith all this on offer and much more, why not book yourself a short break in Milford Haven today?