Embrace true escapism and relaxation this winter with a break in Pembrokeshire.
Immerse in history
Escape any present worries with a bit of time travel to Pembrokeshire’s rich past. Visit St Davids Cathedral and the Bishops Palace, both havens of peace and wonder. Or take in one of Pembrokeshire’s fascinating castles, Carew for example, and discover stories to take you to a world gone by.
Lose yourself on the Pembrokeshire coast path
Walking on the coast path can serve as a moving meditation when you need it. Be fully in the present moment as you listen to birds calling, waves crashing and watch the clouds whizz by. Whether you spend the day here or simply pop out for a quick stroll, you will find your mind quieten and nerves calm.
Try some Blue Therapy
‘Blue Therapy’ comes from the theory that spending 2 hours in nature, particularly around water, every week can benefit our physical and mental health. Luckily for us, Pembrokeshire’s natural water is abundant, and it’s up to you how you clock up those two hours! The possibilities are endless in winter – from a beach walk or paddle, to taking a dip with The Bluetits. However you try Blue Therapy, it will likely leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Enjoy some sublime food
As well as nourishing the soul with time spent in nature, your body needs nourishing too! There are some incredible places to eat and drink over winter in Pembrokeshire. Grain in St Davids is the place to go for handmade pizzas, craft beers and wonderful coffee. Or head to The Shed in Porthgain for beautiful local seafood. Alternatively, pick up fabulous fresh ingredients from the likes of St Davids Food & Wine or Câr-Y-Môr and immerse in cooking a new recipe in your holiday cottage.
Warm up with some Winter Wellness
You’ve soaked up some history, walked the coast path, dipped in the sea and filled your belly, and now it’s time to completely relax. Menevia Bathhouse and Spa in St Davids is a true blissful haven. Book 2 hours in their bathhouse complete with sauna, steam room and bucket shower, with a spa treatment each and float out of there on cloud 9. For some mindful movement in soulful surroundings, head to Wild Yoga Studio in Solva, where Bethany runs daily yoga classes including Calming Yoga, designed to help you relax and restore mind and body.