Narberth Things to Do
The High Street in Narberth has a wonderful array of gift shops, galleries, antique shops and shops selling local produce. It really is great to have a wander around these shops and would be a fantastic place to go Christmas shopping or to find an unusual present for someone special.
There is a huge pay and display car park just at the top of the high street. It is very reasonably priced and an excellent starting position for your shopping spree!Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Narberth Castle was used as a residence for many years as well as a form of a defence. It is said to have been built on the site of a dark age palace, mentioned in the Mabinogion which are Welsh folk tales.
The Norman fortress is known to have dated back to 1116. The ruins as we see them today have some great features. Earl Mortimer and his sons built the lodgings in the 13th Century. You can still see the remains of two large towers, the great hall and the best feature for me was the vaulted pantry and cellar.
The views of the rolling hills from the Castle are outstanding. It is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or just relax and read a book.Related to:
- Castles and Palaces
- Historical Travel
Narberth Town Hall is the focal point of the high street. It is an impressive tall, Narrow building which is now home to a lovely local crafts and gift shop on the upper level with a designer shoe shop on the ground floor. If you walk around to the side of the town hall you will see a sign which says 'Rebecca's cell' with a barred window underneath. This was where the leaders of the Rebecca Riots were imprisoned.Related to:
- Historical Travel
This is a lovely little cafe situated to the side of the town hall. It has some lovely comfy seating areas near the entrance with a small dining area to the rear. There is a snack/light meals menu. I had Jacket potato, this came with salad and a lovely homemade coleslaw. They also do an all day breakfast which looked really nice.
Favorite Dish: The Jacket potato was really nice.