Things To Do In Pembrokeshire In The Rain


On rainy days there are a many things to do for families in Pembrokeshire. Some of these are:

Storm watching – take a coastal drive to view the sea in storm
Oceanarium, St .Davids
St. Davids city and cathedral
Tregwynt Woolen Mill, near Fishguard
Ocean Lab., Goodwick, near Fishguard
Castell Henllys, near Newport
Blue Lagoon Water Park, Narberth
Pembrokeshire Castles
Local Indoor swimming pools
Seal Hospital, Milford Haven Docks
Milford Haven Museum, the Docks
Phoenix Bowl, Milford Haven Docks
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Flying Boat Visitor Centre, Pembroke Dock
Tenby Town
Silent World Aquarium, Tenby
Tenby Museum
Tenby Lifeboat Station
Tudor Merchant House, Tenby
Local cinemas
Reptile Experience, Saundersfoot
Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne

Book Writing

Trapped: Cinematic Novel Fictionalizes John Franklin’s Ill-Fated 1845 Northwest Passage Expedition

Dr John Roobol’s ‘Trapped’ fuses fact and fiction, in a unique expedition diary format, to tell the harrowing story of John Franklin’s 1845 attempt to navigate the Northwest Passage, which ended in 129 perished brave souls. The lives of these heroes and the expedition they so courageously accepted, against the odds, is now celebrated amid a modern resurgence of interest, after the trip’s two lost vessels were discovered by Parks Canada.

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Franklin’s Fate: New Book, Based on Inuit Testimony, Reconstructs John Franklin’s Failed 1845 Arctic Expedition

Dr John Roobol’s ‘Franklin’s Fate’ takes the form of an armchair investigation to explore and showcase all of the known facts surrounding John Franklin’s fatal 1845 expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage. Particularly inspired by Parks Canada’s recent discovery of the wreckages of H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror, the volume comprises the appraisal of original records, officer correspondence, Inuit testimony and modern forensics to reconstruct the history of the lost expedition. It’s fascinating to say the very least.

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Things to do at The Anchorage holiday cottage in the rain

Inside the Anchorage there are two upstairs indoor play areas with toys and books for children. The house is equipped with three television sets each with a DVD player and there are 150 DVDs for adult and childrens viewing. Downstairs there is a CD player and 50 CDs. A popular indoor childrens activity is painting bleached sea shells collected on Sandy Haven beach. The Anchorage is sheltered in the valley and on most days the extensive two-acre gardens and woodland can be explored. Above the house is a childrens play area and campsite we call Fort Sandy and a woodland trail leads from it through the small forest. Follow these to find a terrace with standing menhirs and a large sacrificial stone.

If it is not too wet a walk across Sandy Haven beach at low tide is recommended. Heavy rain showers can be avoided using small caves and cliff overhangs to provide shelter and driftwood fires are allowed. At the far side of Sandy Haven beach there is a tiny cave (Jakes Cave) useful in times of heavy rainfall. Sitting in a small rock shelter on a grey day with a hot flask of coffee and sandwiches watching the rain and the sea is an experience to remember. There are also many places to visit by car from The Anchorage. There are cafes and art exhibits at Dale, Milford Haven, Little and Broad Haven. Milford Docks in addition to visiting ships has a marina, shops, restaurants, the town museum, an indoor play area and the seal hospital is recommended. Milford Haven Museum has much on the history of the town and the waterway. There is a single mammoth tusk dug up from the foundations of Hakin Bridge near Milford Tesco, much about the founding of the town and the roles of Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, the Nantuckett whalers who moved to Milford to avoid the sea blockade of the American civil war and to sell their whale oil for lighting the streets of London. There is more about the building of the docks, the fishing industry and the later energy industries of the waterway. Further afield there is access to south Pembrokeshire across the Cleddau Bridge at Neyland. Pembroke Dock with its Dockyard interest including the Sunderland Museum.  The well preserved Norman town of Pembroke with its ancient walls and towers and Pembroke Castle are well worth a visit. Further afield the tourist towns of St. Davids, Solva and Tenby have many amusements (see the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park newspaper “Coast to Coast”) and numerous tourist attraction brochures (copies available at The Anchorage).

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