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Ancient county town of Pembrokeshire and once a bustling port, Haverfordwest is a pretty, compact town with a picturesque setting on the river Cleddau. Most visitors on a cottage holiday head straight for the castle, which is set high above the town. The Haverfordwest Museum located here tells the town’s story, and the castle affords lovely views of both the town and the surrounding countryside. In the centre there is a good choice of independent shops and some excellent pubs, restaurants and bistros.

Nearby attractions include the Clerkenhill Adventure Farm at Slebech, with a diverse range of activities including farm visit, Frisbee course, quizzes and adventure activities. Pembrokeshire Motor Museum is also in the vicinity, enthusiasts can linger in the restoration workshop and enjoy a wide range of vintage vehicles from motorbikes to classic cars. At Rhos, a few miles from Haverfordwest, Picton Castle and Woodlands makes for an enjoyable day out; take a guided tour of the thirteenth century castle and enjoy the forty acres of surrounding gardens, woodland and children’s nature trail. Also offering a full and varied day out is Scolton Manor House and Country Park. This elegant Victorian manor house boasts superb period rooms as well as a diverse mixture of attractions, from the Visitor Centre focussing on the environment through to a range of exhibitions. The grounds are dotted with picnic sites and playgrounds making it an ideal place to visit for those holidaying with children. Equally appealing to this category will be Oakwood Theme Park at Narberth, some seven or so miles from Haverfordwest. One of the top ten theme parks in the UK, Oakwood caters for all, with a Kid zone for younger ones, family rides and roller coasters for hardened thrill-seekers; try out the 160 foot drop of the Bounce, or get soaked on Hydro, Europe’s highest and wettest water ride.

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