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  • Newport Pembrokeshire - Newport Pembs

    Where is Newport Pembs?

    Newport Pembs is a picturesque coastal town located in the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. It is situated on the north coast of the county, between Fishguard and Cardigan, and is known for its stunning views of the nearby Preseli Hills and its beautiful sandy beaches. Located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it is a popular holiday destination in West Wales. Go to Map.

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    Things to Do Near Newport in Pembrokeshire

    Newport Beaches

    Newport is also home to several beautiful beaches, including the popular Newport Sands, a wide, sandy beach that stretches for miles along the coast. This beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing, and there are plenty of rock pools to explore for those who are feeling adventurous. Other nearby beaches include Pwllgwaelod, Cwm yr Eglwys, and Aberfforest, each of which has its own unique character and charm.

    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    For those who love outdoor activities, Newport is a paradise. The town is located on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a 186-mile-long walking trail that winds its way along the entire length of the county's coastline. The trail offers stunning views of the sea, as well as the chance to explore hidden coves and bays, and to spot a wide range of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, and even dolphins.

    FelinFach’s National Park Favourites

    There are so many stunning parts to the is National Park that trying to find some favourites is very difficult, but after much deliberation, here are three to consider a visit…

    1. The river Nevern (Nyfer) is part of our garden near to its source but some 11 miles away the estuary at Newport is stunning. A spectacular wild area for birds, a huge beach (Newport Sands) for families and a small harbour for sailing. And when all is done, there are many pubs and restaurants in Newport to finish your day in style.
    2. St David’s is the smallest city in the UK. The home of the Patron Saint of Wales, the spectacular St David’s Cathedral and with beaches nearby at Whitesands, it is a highlight of the coastal path.
    3. Abereiddi and the Pembrokeshire Blue Lagoon. A small cove on the north Pembrokeshire coast, between St David’s and Porthgain, it is remote, rugged and beautiful.


    Other Activities

    Other popular outdoor activities in Newport include cycling, horse riding, and fishing, and there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand at these activities in the surrounding countryside. The town is also home to several golf courses, including the Newport Links Golf Club, which offers stunning views of the nearby coast. 

    In terms of culture and entertainment, Newport has plenty to offer. The town is home to several art galleries and craft shops, where visitors can pick up unique souvenirs and gifts, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes, serving a range of delicious local and international cuisine. There are also several annual events and festivals held in the town throughout the year, including the Newport Carnival, the Newport Food Festival, and the Newport Jazz Festival


    FelinFach - Craft Holidays near Newport Pembrokeshire

    Looking for craft holidays in the Pembrokeshire this year? Start your natural dyeing journey here, in the rural SA37 postcode area of Pembrokeshire, less than 10 miles from Newport, with expert tuition in a professional, purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio.

    Newport Pembrokeshire. Craft Courses and Workshops - Learn how to dye yarn with natural dyes


    Hand Dyed Yarn with Natural Dye

    Learn how to hand dye protein fibres (animal fibres such as sheep wool, alpaca, yak and silk) or cellulose fibres (plant fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo) using natural dyes. Choose from one day and two-day workshops and also some half-day 'taster' workshops.

    These natural dye workshops are a hands-on learning experience using ancient natural dyes such as Madder, Weld, and Cochineal, to name a few, in their natural form as well as extract. You will leave with the knowledge to successfully dye yarn and fabrics with lasting colour to use in your projects at home. 




    History of Newport Pembrokeshire

    Newport Pemb's history can be traced back to the Bronze Age, as evidenced by the numerous standing stones and burial chambers in the area. The most significant is at Pentre Ifan some 5 miles from Newport.

    In the medieval period, Newport was an important trading port and was granted a charter by Henry III in 1215. The town continued to flourish in the following centuries, with the construction of the Norman castle in the 13th century and the establishment of a thriving wool industry in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    During the 19th century, Newport's economy shifted towards tourism as the town became a popular destination for holidaymakers. The opening of the railway in nearby Fishguard in 1906 further boosted Newport's tourism industry.

    In the 20th century, Newport played a key role in the military history of the region. During World War II, the town was home to a training camp for the British Army, and later became a base for the Royal Navy's minesweeping fleet.

    Today, Newport is a vibrant town that retains its historic charm while embracing modern amenities. Visitors can explore the ruins of the castle, stroll along the scenic coastal path, and sample the local cuisine in the town's many restaurants and pubs.


    Newport Pembrokeshire. Market Street, Newport Pembrokeshire
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    Newport Parrog

    The Parrog beach is closer to the town than the much larger and sandy beach next to the golf club. There are fantastic views to Pen Dinas, the river Nevern estuary and Newport Sands. The Newport Boat club is a favourite watering hole all year around. The unusual word Parrog means a bank of pebbles and sand, a coastal lowland, a flat place to unload boats.

    Newport Pembrokeshire. Newport Parrog, the harbour, the river Nevern estuary and the Boat Club
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