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If you can bear to pull yourself away from the hotel and surrounding beaches, Pembrokeshire has a wealth of beautiful places and exciting detours. Soft sand beaches, sweet villages and bustling market towns beckon. Indeed, you can go in search of culture or escape from it entirely as the mood takes you.
Naturally, there is more to the region than we could hope to fit into one neat roundup. However, along with some stand wonderful little known treasures and the highlights below, it is always worth checking the Penally Abbey Blog for a more detailed look at current events, regional highlights and the best Pembrokeshire attractions.
With so much to see and peruse, Narberth is a great day out for any visitor who fancies a great day of shopping in Pembrokeshire. The town is particularly good for craft stores, galleries and antiques, with plenty of choice available but at a relaxed pace. You might find anything from handmade jewellery to amazing local produce here; talking of which, Narberth is enjoying a growing reputation among foodies in Wales. For a handy whistle-stop tour of highlights, try the 48 hours in Narberth section of the Visit Pembrokeshire site.
A beguilingly pretty mixture of countryside and coast, Stackpole is not only a splendid estate open to visitors but a nationally important nature reserve. Great for walks or family days out (there are around 20 miles of footpaths), this is also one of the best places to spot otters, kingfishers and rare dragon flies in Wales. The coast and some of the ponds are also a lovely spot for some sea and coarse fishing too. We have maps and leaflets at Penally Abbey, but for more on the area, see the official National Trust site for this pretty destination.
With just 1400 residents, St.Davids is a city with a small "c". However, in and around this miniature metropolis the visitor will find charming streets, independent shops and places to eat, plus some beautiful coastline at nearby Whitesands. Various activities include boat trips, some fascinating history and archaeological tours and some interesting courses and events, from mosaic making to whale watching. See the official site of the city for further ideas.
Fresh, inviting and quietly sophisticated, our bedrooms have been lovingly restored.
Each is different, offering something unique. Take a tour to discover your favourite...View our rooms
Escape away to the Pembrokeshire coastline and enjoy a three night stay for the price of two this November and December.Escape to Pembrokeshire
Bring Penally to life...Take a look at the hotel
A relaxed ritual, where the most pressing matters are delicious homemade cakes and sandwiches, served with fine teas and coffees.See the menu
At Penally we offer romantic, intimate wedding ceremonies followed by a twinkly candle lit dinner to celebrate.
For us, it is about the attention to detail, delicious food and a wonderful backdrop.Say 'I Do'
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Penally Abbey is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season, both with work collegues, family or friends.
A twinkly, romantic way to celebrate the New Year.
Celebrations will include a delicious tasting menu, champagne and gentle live jazz.
A family gathering, special birthday party or simply a group of friends getting together?
Our Courtyard space is THE perfect place to hold any event, big or small.
A day full of delicious food, fabulous wine and wonderful company. Join us on Christmas Day to celebrate with family in the most perfect setting.Book Christmas.
As you find it today, Penally Abbey is a true labour of love for the Boissevain family. Husband and wife team Lucas and Melanie Boissevain work closely with two of their three children, Saskia and Jacques to create this 11 bedroom, boutique hotel by the sea in Pembrokeshire.
The hotel is family run which means our team at Penally Abbey simply makes the Boissevain family that much bigger. We feel that it is crucial that staff at Penally share the same vision and are passionate about what we are trying to achieve.Join the team!
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Penally Abbey is an exceptional base from which to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. This delightful package offers 5 nights and 4 days walking.Rugged Coast Walks
Meet Biff and Maud our lovely hotel dogs. We know how difficult it can be to holiday with a hound in tow, so we offer a selection of best-in-show dog-friendly rooms.Dog-friendly Rooms
Our friendly receptionists Alison, Lizzie and Serana are at the end of the phone to answer any questions and help our callers get excited about their trip to Pembrokeshire!Call Us
Visit Wales have chosen 2018 to be the 'Year of Sea' in order to celebrate Wales' outstanding coastline.
Find out how you can make the most of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.Head to the sea...