Haverfordwest sits on the banks of the Western Cleddau in the heart of Pembrokeshire South West Wales. The second largest town in the county, after Milford Haven, Haverfordwest is a charming town situated midway between Tenby and Fishguard. Haverfordwest derives its name from the Old English meaning 'Ford used by fat cows', these days Haverfordwest is a charming town set in the spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside. Located just 27 minutes from Fishguard and 15 minutes from the popular seaside resort of Broad Haven, there is plenty to explore both in Haverfordwest and the surrounding area. With a 12th century castle and three parish churches, many visit the town for its history and heritage. There are also the beautiful ruins of the Augustinian priory set along the southern edge of the town, not to mention the incredible views of the town from Haverfordwest Castle and the scenic walk along the Western Cleddau, and through the centre of the town.
William Marshall, first Earl of Pembroke, granted Haverfordwest its first royal charter some time between 1213 and 1219 and to this day Haverfordwest is a popular market town for the people of Pembrokeshire. Over the centuries the town has developed on the banks of the Western Cleddau River, the castle first, closely followed by the churches, until the advent of the 21st century and the new cathedrals ......the retail parks! However, Haverfordwest also offers a good selection of more traditional stores spread around the High Street and Bridge Street areas. There are a good number of public houses, restaurants, and cafes to be found on both banks of the river.
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