Horse Riding Holidays in Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire – the secret corner of southwest Wales, ‘where the land meets the sky and the sea’. The home of the U.K.’s only coastal National Park, redolent with history from Iron Age man, the Vikings, the Romans and the Normans. Untouched by industry, motorways or shopping malls, Pembrokeshire offers the visitor small busy market towns, quiet roads, welcoming beaches and a varied and beautiful countryside where attractions and activities blend with their surroundings making it ideal for short breaks and horse riding holidays. Whatever your reason for visiting, be it rest and relaxation or the need to be entertained, Pembrokeshire will meet your needs – and leave you wanting to return.
Only 4 hours from London or Manchester and you will step into another world, where the air is fresh and clean, the locals friendly and welcoming, and even the motorists are courteous.
The mild climate allows for horse riding holidays all year round – think of Camelot – that’s Pembrokeshire! A county of contrasts, from the Preseli Hills in the north, the beautiful Gwaun Valley (where New Year is celebrated on January 13th!), to the fertile lowlands of the south with its ancient forests and woodlands. Blessed with a variety of beaches from the safe and secluded to those that challenge surfers, with offshore islands harbouring colonies of Puffins and other sea birds, and in whose seas you can watch seals, porpoises and dolphins. Caldey Island, the home of a Cistercian Monastery who produce their own perfume and chocolate, Fishguard, now a major ferry port, but also the site of the last attempted invasion by the French just over 200 years ago. Wherever you go in Pembrokeshire you will marvel at the beauty and history. St David’s, the smallest city in Britain with its lovely 6th Century Cathedral – built in a hollow to hide it from sea borne invaders. Pembroke Castle, once a Norman stronghold and later the birthplace of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty. Amroth and Wisemans Bridge where GeneralEisenhower and Mr Winston Churchill stood on the beach watching the D-Day rehearsals in 1944.
Now, Pembrokeshire welcomes visitors of another kind, those seeking a break from the stress of everyday life, an escape from traffic jams and crowded streets. Not just ideal for horse riding holidays but also for short breaks and many other outdoor activities.
Come and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.