Prehistoric Pembrokeshire: through Ancient Portals Archaeologist and heritage tour guide Mary Baker outlines some of Pembrokeshire’s top prehistoric locations. Pentre Ifan Pentre Ifan, near Newport, Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire Pentre Ifan is one of the most famous sites. It is well signposted and quite easy to get to. Set in stunning landscape the dolman frames the legendary Carn Ingli or Angel Mountain, with views to the sweeping Newport bay and Dinas Island, one can truly believe our ancestors shared in our sense of place and concept of beauty. Just the elegant bare bones of stone suggest a chamber where the dead of a community may have been deposited over 5000 years ago. Carreg Samson Carreg Samson, near Abercastell, Pembrokeshire by Wales on View This Cromlech is set in the most stunning location. My tours often gasp in delight at their first glimpse. Set on top of cliffs near to Abercastle, it nestles in lush farmland overlooking Strumble Head. This gem of a chamber divulged some of its secrets when it was excavated several years ago - a huge coarse fragile bowl held the cremated remains of several people before the burial was sealed beneath a floor of yellow clay. Carreg Coetan Carreg Coetan, Pembrokeshire by mikeyb125 This site in Newport is signposted from the road that leads across the river bridge to the sands. This dear little mushroom-like chamber is a favourite with visitors from all over the world. It is an unexpected treat as it sits amongst houses cut off from the world in a small enclosure. If you clamber up and look over the wall, you can see that it once overlooked the estuary, and one can imagine the builders using simple coracles or dugout canoes. Indeed, Carreg Coetan may well have been a declaration of ownership, placed by the water to ward off strangers. Coetan Arthur Carreg Coetan, St David’s Head, Pembrokeshire by mojacobs by mojacobs Coetan Arthur set out on the tip of St Davids Head is accessible to walkers and is a worthy reward for the effort to get there. Perched between two rocky outcrops with views over sea, beach and rugged hilltops, this monument really does bridge the imagination and puts one in touch with those who were here before us. You may pass the Iron Age fort en route with visible hut circles and it is interesting to think that folk in the Iron Age regarded the tomb builders as an ancient and probably mythical people. More historical attractions in Pembrokeshire Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Faith in West Wales Your guide to some fantastic places of faith to enjoy across West Wales. Holy places in Mid Wales Your guide to a showcase of some of the best places to experience our faith heritage in Mid Wales. Must do in Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire is a magnet for walkers, nature lovers, foodies and families. Discover where to go. Walking the Teifi Estuary The estuary is at the centre of spectacular land and seascapes and links with the Wales Coast Path. Historic coastal walk A walk in the footsteps of Wales’ most important saints along some of its most impressive coastline. Wildlife in St Davids Pembrokeshire Coast ranger Ian Meopham offers tips on the best spots to enjoy local wildlife.