Unique, independent shops

From more than 100 places in the Chamber of Trade – a must-visit even for non-shopping fans – there are plenty we could mention. Funky fashion from White Boutique, cute designs from sixthehighstreet and cool outdoor garms from Idos are a few of the quirky shops worth seeing here.

Bluestone National Park Resort

If you're in the mood for adventure, Bluestone's vast park is made for you: the steep woodland ravine has high ropes, climbing and more for all abilities, and you can enjoy some well-earned grub at the on-site restaurants afterwards.

Accomodation in the woods at Bluestone Resort
Bluestone Resort, accommodation overlooking the river

Bluestone Resort, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Indoors, the sub-tropical atmosphere and flumes in the Blue Lagoon Water Park is great fun in all weathers. There are four fabulous flumes of varying velocities and a series of outdoor hot tubs. Try the lazy rivers if you've younger swimmers in tow, with late swims accompanied by entertainers during the summer.

There's also an on-site spa and luxury accommodation for a real treat.

Blue Lagoon Water Park 

Cwm Deri Vineyard

Stretching down to the estuary, there are more than 3,000 vines swirling within the Cwm Deri Vineyard and Estate. See them bloom and cluster in the warmer months and hang back beautifully in the winter, then taste the wine made on site. Around the estate there are woodland walks, plus a lovely restaurant serving fresh, local produce.

Bottles of wine, chutneys and cheese on display in Cwm Deri Vineyard, Narberth.
The restaurant and outside seating area at Cwm Deri Vineyard, Narberth.

Cwm Deri Vineyard, Pembrokeshire

Narberth Food Festival

Thousands of visitors flock to the Narberth Food Festival, passionately run by volunteers in the Welsh town renowned for its independent spirit. From meats, ales and liqueurs to cheese, oils and special diets, it's a wonderful way to gain culinary inspiration from the best, taste exquisite food and take great gifts home.

Man selling food products at his stall
People queuing at a pasta stall at Abergavenny Food Festival

Food festivals

A museum full of captivating tales

First cited as the location of the court of Pwyll Prince of Dyfed, Narberth has a history as interesting as its streets remain to this day. There's nowhere better to find out about it than in the town's impressive Narberth Museum, where the permanent collection includes puzzles, storytelling and a woodland glade.

A blend of Wales and Spain

Ultracomedia - a fantastic delicatessen, selling the best Spanish and Welsh produce. The intimate restaurant in the back room is where the magic happens and you get to taste an array of wonderful tapas dishes. Just like the parent operation in Aberystwyth, the welcome is warm and the food is superb.

Folly Farm

It's hard to believe this home of happy Peruvian penguins and giraffes started out as a relatively ordinary dairy farm before deciding to embrace more amazing residents in 1988. These days, Folly Farm attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, with highlights including an adventure play area and a vintage funfair.

Male rhino calf lying down in bedding.
Lions lying down at Folly Farm

Animals at Folly Farm, including Glyndwr, a critically endangered black rhino.

Oriel Q Gallery, The Queen's Hall

The impressive Oriel Q Gallery (set within Queen's Hall, which is well worth seeing in itself) has hosted more than 100 exhibitions since the 1990s. The ambitious programme includes workshops, talks, and a programme ranging from photography and projections on the stairs to medieval Welsh works and installations by contemporary artists.

A town renowned for its food

There are loads of great places to eat in Narberth, but if you're looking for healthy organic food and a quirky, modestly-priced menu, try Plum Vanilla Café, repeatedly named as one of the best places to eat in Wales. Look out for the rose and pistachio cake, plus they sell a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free food.

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