Pembrokeshire : #staycationinspiration

During this strange and difficult time, many of our travel plans have been thrown into chaos. Once lockdown has eased further we are permitted to travel and stay in other places in the UK again, many of us we will considering staycations, which will be a welcome boost to UK travel businesses, who have suffered during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Like Cornwall, Pembrokeshire is peninsula jutting into the Irish Sea. From London, the journey takes roughly the same length of time by car to Bodmin (which is the centre of Cornwall). Its a great place for a staycation.

Last year we stayed a lovely small campsite called Stackpole Under the Stars in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

You can camp or glamp in the small field, which has the best bathroom facilities that I have even encountered (this is not a sponsored post – my genuine opinion) in the form of four shepherd hut style pods, each with a toilet, shower and sink, which are well maintained throughout the day.

Each evening the team bring out garden toys for the kids or sometimes a sweet stall, its a great fun family location, but small so book early.

It is a lovely place to hang out, relax, read a book and/or open a bottle of wine, and wait for the sun to set.

The beaches around the Pembrokeshire coast are stunning and there are plenty of coastal walks to enjoy.

As a fan of Tudor history Pembroke Castle was a must visit for me. This is where Henry VII was born to a very young Margaret Beaufort, who had married into the Welsh Tudors. Henry went on to claim the English throne and start the Tudor dynasty.

The castle has a rich history that extends beyond the Tudors to the archetype of a medieval knight William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, myths of dragons (well it is Wales), a role in the English Civil War and more.

We spent a happy week in Pembrokeshire walking and enjoying the nature. It was springtime and there was an abundance of wildflowers.

In short I recommend Pembrokeshire as lovely destination for a staycation. Let me know if you agree. Have you visited the county ? What’s your #staycationinspiration ?

As always please call ahead to check that places you want to visit are open and whether you need to book online.

PHOTO CREDITS : Images of Stackpole under the Stars courtesy of : Stackpole under the Stars, unless otherwise indicated.
Other photos in this post were taken by me, unless otherwise indicated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s