Little existed at Crymych before the introduction of the Whitland and Taf Vale Railway in 1874, which brought upon the development of the Crymych Arms Railway station. The station was named after one of the buildings there at the time, the Crymych Arms public house. Even though the railway no longer exists, the Crymych Arms public house is still going strong and offers delicious homemade food and ales every day of the week. Elsewhere in Crymych visitors will find a café, takeaway and small supermarket that stocks sufficient food to fill the cupboards and fridge in your cottage kitchen.
Situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire, Plas Drygarn is a charming, dog-friendly holiday cottage for up to 6 people, located in a beautiful rural location that is ideal for family holidays and couples.
The interesting heritage hidden away in the beautiful Pembrokeshire landscape makes the region great for cycling in. The Celtic Trail, a long distance route, starts at the Severn Bridge and loops around the coast of Pembrokeshire. The trail comes close to Crymych, meaning the village is well suited for keen cyclists who enjoy seeing stunning scenery along the way. If you’re keen to go exploring but prefer walking instead, Crymych is the best starting point for a walk over the Preseli Mountains. It’s called The Golden Road, and is an ancient track that takes you right along the ridge of the mountains. Highlights on the route include Foel Drygarn, a Bronze Age and Iron Age hill fort and Carn Menyn, a craggy rock formation that is believed to be the original source for the bluestones used at Stonehenge.
Though the village may be small, it is host to an impressive food festival every year late August. The festival puts a great amount of emphasis on the local produce that the area has to offer and includes live demonstrations from chefs. The close community and Welsh culture that runs throughout the village makes it a perfect event for the whole family.
For even more to do, a short 10-minute drive reveals the picturesque town of Cardigan and the beautiful Cardigan Bay with its stunning beaches. The unspoilt townscape and wealth of heritage sites to explore in Cardigan guarantees an excellent holiday, combining coastal and mountain walks, days on the beach, cycle rides with shops, events, heritage sites and music festivals.