A few months back, my husband excitedly passed on a suggestion from a colleague – Why don’t you consider taking a ferry from Pembroke to Ireland? As we mentioned about a year ago, we fell in love with the Pembrokeshire coast. http://aglobalaffair.com/2013/07/29/the-ny-times-a-physician-and-christian-bale-all-point-to-pembrokeshire-wales/
An excuse to return and take a journey from there required no convincing. Soon, our plans were laid. It would entail
- Driving from our home in Abergavenny to Pembroke
- Visiting St. Davids Head and spending the night
- Taking a Ferry from Pembroke to Ireland
- Spending time in Dublin
- Spending time in Belfast
- Taking a ferry from Belfast to Scotland
- Spending time in Edinburgh
- Driving home to Abergavenny from Edinburgh
This time, we were excited to be able to spend a night in Pembrokeshire and picked “One of ten hotels with the world’s best views” – Warpool Court Hotel http://www.warpoolcourthotel.com/. This was one of those rare promises which was even better in person. As we approached the private driveway and walked across the on site restaurant, we were immediately met with the most beautifully landscaped gardens with a spectacular view of the sea. Our room located on the top floor faced the garden and had the charm of a beautiful bed and breakfast. With a car show in town, we spent time gazing lovingly at the many vintage cars that dotted the driveway.
We spent our day walking through town, pausing at many a small shop, eating a bite at local places and of course doing one of our absolute favorite walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – from Whitesands Beach to St. David’s head.
Take a look at these pictures and you will agree that this is one of those precious spots that always holds a special place in your heart!
In our next posts, we will take you along the rest of the journey, starting with our very interesting ferry ride from Fishguard.