As far as tourists are concerned Pembroke is a one-street town. This is no bad thing because it’s a delightful street lined with Regency houses, interspersed with welcoming hotels and gorgeous guesthouses, and capped with a medieval castle. Whichever hotel you choose in Pembroke you are almost guaranteed a hotel room with a view: as the imposing medieval castle literally dominates the town.
In reality Pembroke is much more than its famous Main Street. Although this is the only street that falls within its original town walls, which Cromwell largely laid to ruins during the English Civil War, there are residential estates all around, stretching out as far as Pembroke Dock.
Whilst the main tourist area may seem small, and contains the cream of the hotel crop, the extended area houses a population of nearly 16,000, which actually makes it one of the major population centres of West Wales.
Hotels Near the Castle
If being near the castle is part of your battle plan then the road to look for is Main Street. Here you will find a choice of hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts that, although not copious in number, cater for all tastes and budgets. The delightful castle will literally be on your doorstep and there are also some surprisingly good dining out options nearby too.
Hotels Near Pembroke Dock
Pembroke Dock is just a couple of miles from Main Street but it has the added attraction of being on the waterfront and places a ferry across to Ireland in walking distance. Here there is a chain hotel offering comfortable nights for a very comfortable price, and a couple of excellent four star hotels offering fine dining and a truly relaxing stay. There are also guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and some self-catering accommodation options available around the historic docks.
Hotels in the Country
The village of Lamphey, just a few miles out from Pembroke, allows you to trade those castle views for countryside views. With luxury hotels set in spacious grounds you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the Welsh countryside by day as you walk the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and return to your comfy room each night.
Another charming place to stay for visiting Pembroke is Burton, just four miles north. Burton is a small village that is set on a hill overlooking the River Cleddau. Here you can enjoy the waterfront pub on the river, watch the boats drifting past and stay in a former village rectory that is now a three star hotel. Set in 9 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens it offers the perfect place for a relaxing break.
Enjoy Your Stay in Pembroke
Wherever you choose to stay in Pembroke your hotel will help you experience stunning beaches, fantastic coastal walks, historic attractions, water sports, wildlife and the warmth of the Welsh welcome.
Enjoy your stay.