Pembrokeshire is a wild, rugged and exciting place to visit – full of towering cliffs, rocky hills and imposing castles, it is certainly spectacular but don’t think that this makes it any less beautiful than other counties. The walking and hiking here is amazing and the county is renowned for its legendary coastal scenery. It is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only one in the UK and it boasts great long beaches and bays just waiting for you to explore. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers 186 miles of coastline and is the perfect location for surfing, sea kayaking and a whole host of other watersports, including the adventure sport known as ‘coasteering’, invented in Pembrokeshire. Pembroke Castle and Carew Castle are two of the greatest castles in Pembrokeshire and Cilgerran Castle is possibly the most dramatic, perched overlooking the Teifi Gorge. The Tudor Merchant’s House in Tenby which has been restored by the National Trust and recreates the home of former merchants from the 16th century is worth a visit as is St Govens Chapel near Bosherston. A tiny chapel built into the sea cliff, it can only be accessed from the cliffs above so only go if you have a head for heights! For shopping, head to Narbeth which boasts one of the loveliest high streets in the country – lots of boutique-style shops, galleries and cafes and a great music scene. For families, the county also provides a great selection of adventure parks, boat trips and festivals to keep everybody happy.