Through Fishguard, From Ireland: Warpool Court Hotel’s Peter Trier Proposes Highlights

There's no better place to wind down on a Pembrokeshire holiday than Warpool Court Hotel in St Davids. Not only is it in one of the most beautiful parts of the Wales but it’s a convenient stop-off point if you’re travelling to or from Ireland via Fishguard. Situated a mere half an hour from the port, you can always pause along the road between Fishguard and St Davids to visit some of our favourite places.

In Fishguard, you can visit Garn Wen, the site of three ancient Neolithic burial tombs, or cromlechs as they’re know in these parts. Also in Fishguard, you’ll find the Sea Môr Aquarium in the Ocean Lab building, home to marine conservation group The Sea Trust. A highlight of the facility is its Sea Shore Safari where children can search the beach for marine creatures, shells and seaweed. They can also enjoy the rock pool adventure tank where they can touch and hold starfish, anemones, and small crabs. Sea Trust marine biologists also gather creatures at low tide for viewing up close.

For entertainment, why not visit Theatr Gwaun? An entertainment venue since 1885 it’s an independent theatre, cinema, bar and café with plenty to offer. The facility hosts a wide range of theatre, cinema screenings, National Theatre Live and Royal Opera House Broadcasts, as well as live music events.

Travel west and you’ll come across Strumble Lighthouse, built in 1908, which can be seen atop the island of Ynys Meicel (St. Michael's Island). It's one of three dozen lighthouses in Wales and is very close to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a prime viewing spot for avid birdwatchers as there’s such a great variety of seabirds living along the steep cliffs. Bring along a birdwatching book and see how many different types you can recognize. Common seabirds in this area include:

  • Curlews
  • Great and Arctic skuas
  • Oystercatchers
  • Petrels
  • Sabine's gulls
  • Sea ducks
  • Shearwaters
  • Terns
  • Petrels

From Strumble Head, you’re also likely to catch a glimpse of more than just birds as porpoises and dolphins and seals are regular visitors to our shores.

A few miles east of Strumble Lighthouse along the Coast Path, Carregwastad Point is the site of the last invasion of the British mainland in 1797. If you want to find out more about the event, you can make a stop at the Fishguard Town Hall, home of the remarkable 100-foot long Last Invasion Tapestry, sewn by members of the local community.

On the route south nearer Warpool Court Hotel, why not stop off at Melin Tregwynt, a traditional Welsh woollen mill? You can see the looms in action or just enjoy a snack in the café.

"Pick one or see all," says Warpool Court Hotel owner Peter Trier. “Wherever you go, you’re sure to find something that interests you in north Pembrokeshire!”

Come and enjoy a holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Book one of our luxury rooms or a stay in our private, self-catering Garden Cottage here at Warpool Court Hotel. Simply book online, send us an email, or give us a call on 01437 720300.

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