Stunning beaches, a renowned coast path and many of Wales’ most iconic ancient sites will be a stone’s throw from your Wiston holiday cottage. The pretty village of Wiston is located in the county of Pembrokeshire. Overlooked by an imposing castle and surrounded by rugged countryside, it is a peaceful base from which to explore the region. Wiston has a long, rich history, evidenced by the discovery of a Roman road near the village, and the medieval church of St Mary Magdalene. Wiston remains largely untouched by tourism. There are no shops or eateries, and it is set amid unspoiled woods, hills and farmland, making self-catering holidays in Wiston well-suited to visitors who want to experience life in an authentic Pembrokeshire community.
Walks out of the village and into the surrounding countryside are highly recommended. Don’t forget to take a stroll to the castle, widely regarded as one of the finest examples of a motte and bailey castle in Wales. Six miles southwest of Wiston holiday cottages, Haverfordwest is a charming market town with a variety of independent shops and excellent places to eat and drink. Every Friday, a farmers’ market is held at the riverside where you can pick up the freshest local produce, including lobster, crab, and meat and vegetables from neigbouring farms. Like Wiston, Haverfordwest has an impressive castle, the history of which can be delved into at the town’s museum, housed in the former prison governor’s home within the castle walls.
A short drive west from Wiston, the Pembrokeshire coast is home to towering cliffs, sea stacks, blowholes and sweeping, sandy beaches. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path covers 186 miles, with breathtaking views of the sea, where passing dolphins are often spotted. Easily near enough to Wiston for a day trip, Pembroke is a medieval walled town overlooked by a castle, on the sweeping estuary of the River Cleddau.