Back-to-nature glamping, foraging and feasting at The Little Retreat in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire’s coast is getting a lot of love in this year of the great staycation, but swing your focus away from the crowds to the Cleddau Estuary and you espy ancient oak woods and expansive views with their own quiet, soul-soaring beauty. A whisper away from the sea, The Little Retreat in Lawrenny takes glamping to a whole new back-to-nature level, with wildflower meadows that … Continue reading Back-to-nature glamping, foraging and feasting at The Little Retreat in Pembrokeshire

Roch Castle Hotel: 21st-century flair in a 12th-century fortress

The surprise, with Roch Castle, is not that it exists. No retiring violet, it stands prominently out of the rolling patchwork of Southwest Pembrokeshire farmland whether you are approaching from the northeast (St Davids) or southwest (Haverfordwest). What is eye-opening is that an ancient, embattled stronghold like this could be so slick and contemporary within. And that you can stay there.  Why we love it… … Continue reading Roch Castle Hotel: 21st-century flair in a 12th-century fortress

Meeting a modern-day pilgrim: insights from Iain Tweedale, pilgrimage guide

Pembrokeshire hiking holiday experts Journeying go a lot deeper than pretty day walks: a holiday with them is a spiritual journey retracing the footsteps of the early Celtic saints and the historic sites associated with them. We talk to trip leader Iain Tweedale on the current popularity of pilgrimage, St David, Pembrokeshire’s strange and special beauty and life on monastic Caldey Island. Journeying concentrates on … Continue reading Meeting a modern-day pilgrim: insights from Iain Tweedale, pilgrimage guide