Places and Attractions Within about 12 miles of Newport
Shopping centre about 10 miles from Newport.
Cardigan Cinema – Theatre Mwldan
Two screens with excellent cafe facilities. Other events are also held during the year. Tel 01239 621200.
Cardian/Mwnt – Pentre Mansion Garden
Well worth a visit..
Cardigan Dyfed Shire Horse Farm.
Cardigan/Cilgerran Welsh Wild Life Centre
Ceibwr Bay small picturesque cove often frequented by seals – well worth a visit.
Cilgerran Castle – National Trust The remains of a striking 13th- Century fortress located in an attractive location perched over the spectacular of a steep gorge in the Teifi Gorge. overlooking the river. Tel 01239 621339.Cilgerran Castle.
Cwm yr Eglwys Beach
A sheltered sandy cove, with a stream running through the middle, providing plenty of rock pools.Above the beach is the end wall of a chapel. The rest was washed away in the storm of 1859. The cove provides access to the coastal path.
Approximately 8 miles from Newport with a few shops and cafes. Ferries run from the Harbour to Ireland.
Fisguard Tapestry depicting the last British Invasion is highly recommended and can be seen in the town hall in the centre of Fishguard.Fishguard Information.
A pleasant drive through the picturesque Gwaun Valley with good walks close by.
Gwaun Valley – Bluestone Brewery
Provides a wide variety of good beers. Telephone 01348 881304. Approximately 15 minutes away.
Gwaun Valley – Penlan Uchaf Gardens
Suppliers of lamb and Longhorn beef – lovely gardens and simple cafe facilities. Check opening times and meat availability prior to visit Tel 01348 881388.
Moylegrove – Penralt Garden Centre
A garden centre may not be the norm on holiday, but this garden centre is great and provides the ideal excuse to pass through the picturesque hamlet of Moylegrove. It is difficult to walk away without stopping for a cup of tea.
Small National Trust beach, well worth a visit http://www.cardigan-bay.com/mwnt-beach-cardigan-bay.
Nevern Small attractive village by the River Nevern steeped in history and just a few miles from Newport.
Newport Sands Wonderful walks along the scenic coastal path and a short circular walk along golf course road to the esturary and return to Dormy House along the sands.
Parrog – Enjoy a stroll along Parrog and a circular walk back to Newport or continue along the coastal path.
Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
A Bronze Age site dating from at least 4000 B.C.with Ancient Burial Chamber. Not far from Newport and well worth a visit.
Preseli Hills and Carningli Mountain
For those who enjoy walking this is a tempting walk from Newport or via the Estuary from Dormy House. Alternatively take the car to one of the hill top parking spaces
A small bay providing a number of nearby scenic walks either through the valley or the coastal path.
Rose Bush – Llys-y-fran
Lake/water park with extensive walks, various water activities and cafe. Entry free of charge. Worth considering
A water-powered mill producing a range of stoneground flours and wholemeal breads. Guided tours available. Tel. 01239 613999. Mill pond with ducks and geese adjacent to St. Dogmaels 12th century Abbey – We recommend a drink overlooking the water at the Ferry Inn.
St Dogmael Abbey
Located in a charming setting with visitor cafe close to the Mill.
Workshop Wales near Fishguard
The Gallery has a variety of lovely paintings and sculptures for sale. Together with a very warm welcome, this gallery is well worth a visit.
Places and Attractions Further Afield
Approximately 50 minutes from Newport. We recommend the oysters by the harbourside at Aberaeron and a meal at Aberaeron -Habourmaster Hotel Website Recommended. Tel. 01545 570 755.
Aberaeron (Close) National Trust – Llanerchaeron 18th Centry Welsh Gentry Estate well worth comining with a visit to Aberaeron.
Cenarth – Is a must! Lovely setting together with coracle Museum and Workshop.
Haverfordwestapproximately 40 minutes from Newport. One of the larger towns in the area with restaurants and shopping centre.
Havertfordwest (Newport side) at Spittal – Scolton Manor Website Victorian House with furniture and costumes still insitu. Museum includes a Steam Train a Victorian Shop and other exhibits. A number of small scientific attractions and large grounds make it an attractive venue for children and adults. Very reasonable cafe catering for all ages. Approximately 35 minutes from Newport. Highly Recommended and Excellent Value.
Haverfordwest area – Picton Castle
Well worth a visit.
Llangrannog About 45 minutes from Newport. A small fishing village with beach and steep hillside either side. Between Newport and Abaraeron.
Llangloffan Cheese Cheesemaking demonstrations.
Narbeth Approximately 40 minutes from Newport. Narbeth is highly recommended for its individual character shops, cafes, excellent restaurants and galleries. Ultracomida Delicatessen in the high street has a wonderful selection of local cheese and a fabulous small continental style restaurant. Narbeth is highly recommended,
Porthgain about 40 minutes from Newport. An interesting small historic fishing port with excellent fish restaurant, character pub and small local galleries.
St Davids Cathedral
The Cathedral is highly recommended. This very large and impressive 12th century Cathedral is a very fine example of medieval architecture, and together with the impressive ruins of the Bishops Palace, St David’s Cathedral is highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. Concerts are regularly held in the Cathedral. Tel. 01437 721682/Tel. 01437 720199.
St David’s Pembrokeshire Sheepdogs Demonstrations and coastal farm walks available at set dates during July, August and September Tel. 01437 721677.
St. David’s – Whitesands Beach Provides a long stretch of sandy beach and St David’s the smallest City in Wales. About an hour away.
Strumble Head A magnificent headland to the west of Fishguard. Strumble Head is now renowned as the finest sea-watching site in Wales and one of the best in Great Britain.
Tregwynt Woollen Mill A family owned textile mill first established in 1912. Tel. 0134891225/891288.
Tresaith A pretty beach about 35 minutes north. The Ship Inn close to the beach is well worth considering.
Carew and Manorbier These are two delightful places to visit but further away than places mentioned above. The distance warrants a day trip or a night away to possibly include a round trip via Stackpole, Carew, Manorbier and Tenby and the magical island of Caldey. Tenby out of season is highly recommended. Tenby also has an excellent golf course.
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill The ruins of Carew Castle provide a magnificent riverside setting. The four storey tidal mill is one of only three tidal mills in Britain. The local church of St. Mary’s houses an organ linked to Bath organ builder William Sweetland. Manorbier is a small attractive village just a few miles away. It is steeped in history with castle, church and beach. The castle stands over the beautiful unspoiled beach of Manorbier on the one side and the Church of St James on the other Manorbier Castle The Church is set high on the cliff side overlooking the bay and within this small and unpretentious church is also linked to William Sweetland organ.
Freshwater West – Beach Near Angle
Stackpole and Barfundle Beach South of Pembroke Barfundle Beach Website accessed from Stackpole Quay along the coastal path followed by a steep descent to the beach. About 15 minutes from car park.
Stackpole – Stackpole Inn
Ferry Services to Ireland Website
Fishguard – approximately 8miles from Newport The hi-speed Stena Express – Fishguard to Rosslare takes approximately 110 minutes. Tel 08705 70 70 70/Tel. 00353 51 382241
Regular ferry services from Fishguard offer an opportunity to visit to Ireland. Recommended if time allows.
Kelly’s Resort Hotel Rosslare – well worth a visit.
Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Club, Co. Waterford an 19th century mansionwhich has been restored to a 4 star hotel complete with leisure/ golf facilities, situated along the River Suir estuary,6 miles from Waterford City. The hotel looks good and the website offers tempting short break offers. Faithlegg Mews in the heart of the estate provides self catering accommodation overlooking the golf course. Further research recommended prior to booking.
Waterford Castle Golf Course Waterford Castle Golf Course Information details describe the course as a mature parkland course with lakes, situated by the river, enjoying stunning views. This course is not a first hand recommendation and information is taken from club website.
Rosslare Golf Club