Haverfordwest is a town which has experienced periods of boom and bust resulting from prosperous trading, wars and plagues and through it all has remained a town worthy of visits by royalty & celebrity.
Haverfordwest remains the county town of Pembrokeshire, with a Town Mayor, who also holds the title of Admiral of the Port, plus a Town Sheriff-one of only fifteen City & Town Sheriffs in England & Wales. Indeed one of only two in Wales.
Haverfordwest is not only a town but a county in its own right. It grew up under the shadow of a Flemish Castle to become Pembrokeshire’s administrative centre, encompassing a thriving market town with interesting shops run by local retailers displaying wonderful gifts from our locale alongside other items of interest.
The town hosts an award winning farmers market, a wide range of restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, public houses and hotels.
Haverfordwest lays claim to the oldest reputed Cricket Club in Wales. There are also Rugby, Football, Bowls and Tennis clubs.
Haverfordwest boasts many wonderful choirs including a Male Voice, a Ladies, a mixed choir plus the local Welsh dance group, the Glancleddau Dancers.
Residents and visitors to Haverfordwest are never far from beaches with golden sands or pebbles or impressive cliffs.
Alternatively there are riverside walks in town or in the nearby countryside to say nothing of the coastal path.
Or for those interested in history we have the historic castle, churches and buildings in town. While monoliths, megaliths, castles, historical buildings and ruins abound in nearby countryside .St David’s cathedral is merely half an hour away.
For children we have Oakwood Theme Park, go-karting, bowling, cinemas, theatres and outward bound centres circling the town.
What could be better than strolling through the country, breathing fresh country air while the sun shines?
Not the biggest town in Pembrokeshire, but the most populous, Haverfordwest is the central administrative hub of this region of Wales. Close to the Celtic Trail, and a good central Pembrokeshire base for access north up to the Preseli Hills and west towards St Brides Bay, Haverfordwest has one of the best local history museums in Pembrokeshire, plus there's Haverfordwest Castle too!
The town centre has an array of shops and a pleasant converted quay (Haverfordwest was once a thriving port at the end of the river estuary). It is a bustling, busy town with plenty of restaurants, accommodation, pubs and cafes here. Please visit The Haverfordwest Chamber of Commerce website for more information on local businesses.
As well as the Medieval Castle and museum the ruins of an Augustinian Priory sit alongside the river, another sign of Haverfordwest's ancient history. Haverfordwest also has one the best golf courses in the county.