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Located in the south west of Wales, Pembrokeshire is well known for its great outdoors. This is a county that is well-represented by its beaches and national parks. You don’t have to be an outdoor enthusiast to enjoy a trip through Pembrokeshire and there are many things to do in this well-known county.

Outdoor Adventures

As stated previously, Pembrokeshire is well known for its outdoor attractions, the most famous being Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is the lone coastal national park of its kind that is located within the United Kingdom. The geography of this park is unique and varied and offers everything from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs to inland hills. There are several beaches located within the park and many are award-winning. Visitors can also choose to hike and scuba dive at the park.

Get a Little Wild

Another popular outdoor attraction in the area is Skomer Island. This is an ideal location for tourists to take in viewings of the local birds and other wildlife, especially seabirds such as puffins. Animal lovers will get a kick out of a visit to Reptile Experience, a hands-on educational center that offers everything from bearded dragons to tortoises for viewing. There are also activities for children available, both young and old. Manor House Wildlife Park will also appeal to animal enthusiasts, housing everything from primates to exotic birds to marsupials for viewing pleasure.

Arts and Culture

There are several museums located in Pembrokeshire. Oriel y Parc functions as not only a landscape gallery, but also, a visitors’ center. Oriel y Parc holds free admission for the public and places emphasis on the works of local artisans; there is also a cafe located on premises that features local produce and caters to specialty diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Oriel y Parc also holds community workshops and family-friendly activities and promotes community art projects.

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is a small local museum that features something for people of all ages. Tourists with children will find that there are a lot of interactive exhibits here for the children to engage in. Some of the permanent exhibits on display at Tenby Museum pertain to archaeology, geology, and the history of Pembrokeshire. Both permanent and rotating art exhibitions are available for viewing. Audio tours are available in Tenby Museum.

From its engaging coastlines to itss natural splendor, from exotic wildlife to arts and culture, Pembrokeshire has something that will appeal to every taste.