- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest is the attractive and ancient county town of Pembrokeshire. As well as being the county's administrative centre, Haverfordwest has a great variety of shops in the town and the outlying retail parks.
The centre of Haverfordwest is dominated by the Western Cleddau that runs through the middle of the town and the castle that towers above it.
Haverfordwest has been established for almost 1,000 years. In Elizabethan times, Haverfordwest was the second largest port in Wales and remained the main port in West Wales until the coming of the railway in 1853.
The castle is in the centre of Haverfordwest and dominates the town. Built in about 1110, the castle has had an eventful history. In 1779-80, the County Gaol was built in the inner ward and the museum now occupies the old prison governor's house.