If you want to slip away from real life for a while, Pembrokeshire is the place to do it. On the far south-west coast of Wales, this region is surrounded by sea on three sides – a wave-crashing, seabird-swooping coastline that’s mostly encompassed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It has a savage, hardy beauty – where golden sand beaches stretch for miles, and clifftops give way to endless sea views.
It’s an adventurer’s paradise, with opportunities for hiking, climbing, kayaking and so much more. The coast is dotted with towns and villages where Welsh culture thrives – such as Newport, where you can shop for antiques and art, and get stuck into the local food scene. St Davids is the UK’s smallest city, surrounded by beaches and clifftop meadows, with a magnificent cathedral at its heart.