The town’s centrepiece is its magnificent Norman castle, standing proudly at the head of a rocky ridge and surrounded on three sides by water. It is one of the finest and best preserved strongholds in the country.
From the top of the castle’s mighty round keep there is a splendid view of the town itself, surrounded by its ancient Town Wall – much of which is still standing. It is easy to see why Pembroke was declared a conservation area in 1977. click here to visit the Pembroke Castle web site.
The Main Street, which runs the length of the old town, is ideal for strolling and browsing. There are several interesting Tudor and Georgian houses, two historic churches, and a pleasant mixture of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
There are gentle walks along the Mill Pond (look out for kingfishers and otters) and to the remains of Monkton’s Benedictine Priory.
Pembroke is at the very centre of a wide circle of things to do and places to see, many of which come under the care of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Within easy reach of Pembroke are the resorts of Tenby and Saundersfoot; the historic and revitalised dockyard towns of Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven; the castles of Manorbier and Carew; the magnificent beaches of the South Pembrokeshire Coastline; the popular market town of Narberth; the picturesque 24 mile Haven Waterway, and, of course, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. All this, plus many man-made attractions and activities to be found in the area.
Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society website and contains lots of information about Pembroke.
Photographs are now available to download as well as pdfs of the Monkton and the new Pembroke Heritage leaflets which will be of great benefit to visitors to our historic town.