If North Wales is majestic mountains and imposing castles, South Wales is soft rolling pastureland, wooded valleys and thriving cities. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only coastal national park in Britain and covers nearly 630 square kilometres of pristine landscape. It's expertly managed so everyone can enjoy it, whether you want to walk on more than 200 designated tracks, head off road on a mountain bike or on horseback or, more conventionally but no less enjoyably, drive curving sweeps of road along clifftops and through towns and villages.
St Davids may have the status of a city thanks to its gorgeous cathedral, but is actually no bigger than a small town. It's the ideal place to base yourself for exploring the area, which includes Whitesands Bay (Porthmawr) and Porthmelgan. The landscape and light have attracted artists from around the UK who are inspired by their surroundings. You can't talk about Pembrokeshire without mentioning the iconic sight of the colourful town houses overlooking Tenby Harbour; and the bustling, modern town of Haverfordwest contrasts perfectly with the medieval grandeur of Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.
View holiday cottages to rent on the Pembrokeshire Coast