The Local Area
Pembrokeshire’s traditional description “the land of magic and enchantment” perfectly captures the qualities of the 186 mile coastline which falls within the National Park. Picton Castle is situated centrally in the county offering easy access to all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. It’s an extraordinarily beautiful place, with everything from towering cliffs to sheltered harbours; huge beaches to ancient woodlands. It’s also a haven for wildlife. Seals swim in its clear waters; wildflowers grow on the cliffs and seabirds nest in huge numbers on the coast and on the island nature reserves of Skomer and Ramsey.
Away from the coast you’ll discover a host of historical places to visit. The rolling Preseli Hills are scattered with mysterious prehistoric sites and it is thought that the bluestone found at Stonehenge came from the area.
Picton Castle is a site of great historical importance and nearby there are many other heritage sites such as St. Davids Cathedral, Pembroke Castle and Carew Castle.
You’ll be sure to find something for everyone nearby. Enjoy fish and chips and an ice-cream in the bustling traditional seaside towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot. Visit one of the exciting family attractions of Oakwood Adventure Park, Folly Farm or The Dinosaur Park during your stay. Or, for those who prefer quieter activities the Haverfordwest Golf club is within a 5 minute drive of the lodges.
The County town of Haverfordwest is just ten minutes by car – offering good shopping, a cinema, swimming pool, and a railway station. The small town of Narberth, with its unique collection of restaurants, independent shops, boutiques and pubs is a 15 minute drive.
On site guests benefit from free access to the grounds, the Welsh Owl Garden, a complimentary tour of the castle and take-away options from Maria’s restaurant.