Pembroke Dock is a lively town set on the River Cleddau and filled with handsome Victorian architecture. Walk around the historic centre, learn about the town’s proud shipbuilding legacy and stretch your legs on the scenic Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Things to do in Pembroke Dock
Pembroke Dock has a proud history of shipbuilding, with the Royal Navy Dockyard constructing hundreds of royal yachts and navy vessels in the 19th century. Learn more about the town’s shipbuilding legacy at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. The centre occupies the heritage-listed Garrison Chapel designed by a famous naval architect and features exhibits on the royal yachts and merchant marine ships built in Pembroke Dock.
Stroll around the atmospheric town centre and admire a treasure trove of Victorian buildings. Many have been beautifully renovated and house cosy cafes, restaurants and boutiques. There are great pubs and inns in Pembroke Dock where you can enjoy hearty meals, Welsh ale and live music.
The South Pembrokeshire Golf Club treats you to fantastic views over the River Cleddau. Enjoy a round of golf before heading to the clubhouse for lunch with a view. For even better views, lace up your walking shoes and hit the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The section from Neyland to Angle passes by Pembroke Dock and features a mix of coastal and woodland scenery.
Mighty Pembroke Castle is more than 300 years old and one of the most iconic historic sights in Wales. King Henry VII was born in the castle, and you’ll be retracing his footsteps as you explore the towers and winding passageways. Climb the staircase up the keep for sweeping views over the city and surrounding countryside.
Getting around Pembroke Dock
Pembroke Dock is located in South West Wales, a five-minute drive or 40-minute walk from Pembroke. Local buses connect Pembroke Dock with nearby towns like Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Tenby. Pembroke Dock Station offers connections to Swansea and Cardiff. Ferries run between Pembroke Dock and Rosslare in Ireland.