Experience the many intriguing aspects of Pembrokeshire’s hidden heritage, including unusual place names that hint at Viking conquests, ornate churches, crumbling limekilns, and evocative relics of the Second World War that lie in the shadows of imposing Norman castles. Celtic crosses and standing stones perched atop windswept hills allude to an even older history of druids and Celtic warriors, and the county’s picturesque landscape is permeated by the magic of ancient Welsh mythology known as the Mabinogion.
- Its strategic position on Britain’s western seaboard, coupled with the magnificent sheltered harbour of Milford Haven, has afforded Pembrokeshire a military and maritime significance which has long been recognised.
- Every community in Pembrokeshire has a rich and diverse history from prehistoric times to the present day. To explore this rich diversity, PLANED and its predecessors, SPARC and TCRI, have helped establish heritage groups in the county and enable them to undertake research and preservation of their past.
- Pembrokeshire is rich in prehistoric archaeology, with evidence of activity spanning the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) to the Iron Age, and every period in between.
In1839 the tollgate at Efailwen was destroyed and the tollhouse set on fire. It is still unknown who perpetrated this act, as those who took part had blackened faces and a number wore women’s clothes. This started a series of events known as the Rebecca Riots.
- Available to download as pdf documents.