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The hotels within our Manor Collection are steeped in history, enchanting properties that provide the perfect destination for an indulgent escape, a romantic wedding, corporate conference or a relaxing spa break. Opulently designed to a five star standard, our iconic and exclusive Manor Collection provides the most luxurious retreats in some of the most spectacular and picturesque settings.

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Offering guests an indulgent hotel experience, the properties within our Premier Collection have been hand-picked and designed to a luxurious four star standard. Providing contemporary bedrooms, fine dining and in many, relaxing spa facilities, this stylish and elegant collection of hotels are located in some of the UK's most stunning period properties ensuring the most enjoyable guest experience imaginable.

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Tailored for those looking to enjoy an indulgent escape, the Boutique Collection will provide a chic and romantic experience for couples. Complete with fashionable bars and restaurants, this portfolio of hotels targets the hip crowd looking to let their hair down in style.

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Our Classic Collection provides the modern family with everything they need, and in great locations across the UK. This collection of hotels comes with a friendly atmosphere and provides great value for money. Offering guests a clean, comfortable and economical holiday option, a stay in one of our classic hotels will ensure all the family are catered for.

Local Area at Fishguard Bay Hotel

Discover stunning scenery and hidden gems in the surrounding area.

Whatever your motivation for visiting North Pembrokeshire, only by slowing down and taking time to explore its hidden gems will you begin to understand and appreciate what makes this such a special place: and there’s no better way to do that than on foot, away from the beaten track – if you know where to look!

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain. It’s ancient forests teem with wild flowers, its coastline is rich in marine life and sea bird colonies and the Preselis are home to wild horses, red kites and buzzards and a multitude of flora and fauna. Discover ancient trackways, awe-inspiring megaliths, hills -top stone fortresses and Celtic and pilgrim crosses.

You can access the Pembrokeshire Coastal path directly from the hotel, with all the magnificent scenery that it brings, or you may prefer to take the opportunity to experience a guided walk in the hands of a local expert.

All of the walks below are independent of Fishguard Bay Hotel Limited and will be guided by Ian Pattinson who runs Discover Walking Pembrokeshire (www.discoverwalkingpembrokeshire.co.uk). He can be contacted through the website or by telephone (01239 821631) for more details or to make a booking.

The walks vary in length but all are achievable if you are of average fitness and if you have adequate footwear. A taste of what each walk covers is below.

 

Ancient Preseli

Ancient Preseli

On this 7-mile route will follow the ancient trackways of your ancestors; stand in the stone circles and avenues of Neolithic man; pause by bronze age burials on the Mountain of the Dead; and look out over the coast and the plains below from within the ramparts of once mighty Iron Age hilltop forts. And the secrets of why these mighty bluestones were taken to Stonehenge will be revealed. But it is not the ghosts of our warrior ancestors that keep the local people off these hills at night …. it is the Tylwyth Teg, the fairy folk who lure the unsuspecting traveler into the underworld.

 

Gwaun

Gwaun Valley and Carningli

On this 8 mile walk you will discover why the Gwaun is a special place; carved out by glacial meltwater, its steep sides are, today, covered by ancient woodland and along its floor, the river Gwaun gentle meanders its way to the sea. You will follow the steps of St Brynach, a 6th Century Welsh Saint, who came to exorcise evil demons and you’ll learn why Carningli – Mountain of Angles – earned its name. Topped by a mighty Iron Age hillfort and extensive bronze and Iron Age settlement, Carningli commands inspiring views down over the coastal path and the Atlantic. But back in time, the coast was very different …..

 

Invasion

Invasion!

On this walk 4 mile walk you will understand why in 1797 Britain was gripped by fear of a French Invasion. You will stand where the invasion fleet was first sighted; visit the secret cove where the invaders came ashore and hear stories of their demise. You will visit the headstone of Jemima Nicholas, Fishguard’s blacksmith heroine and learn of her story. And see the remains of the burned Welsh bible used as fuel for a French fire on that bitter February night before surrendering amidst rumour of oncoming mighty British forces. The walk crosses a pilgrimage route to St David’s; reveals a hidden holy well and Celtic-cross stones embedded in a medieval church; and a unique hill-top cromlech with far reaching views of Strumble Head and its lighthouse.

 

Walking

Coastal Walk

This coastal walk will be approximately 5 miles in length but the location will vary depending on the time of year and the weather conditions. Spring and summer flowers, early winter seal pups, early spring sea birds or just mile after stunning mile of breathtaking cliff top views and 650 million years of geology are guaranteed to impress even the most confirmed city dweller. You will learn where Wales first broke the surface of the sea and where it has travelled since and you’ll gain an insight into how the sea, ice and volcanic eruption has shaped what we see today. Dolphins and porpoise and the occasional whale might pop up to say hello. And are lights below the surface …..?

Additional Detail

Children under 18 to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Walking group size will be limited to 10.

Exact start points and timings will be notified at the time of booking.

Prices

To be paid directly to the guide in advance of the walk. Bank details will be provided at the time of booking.

£35 per couple (£25 for individuals) for a short walk (Invasion and Coastal Path).

£75 per couple (£50 for individuals) for a long walk (Preseli and Gwaun Valley).

Walkers will need transport to and from most Start location.