by Hannah Craven
Nevern is a pretty village on the banks of the River Nevern in North Pembrokeshire close to Newport.
There is a lovely circular walk through the village and an information board is situated just outside the church walls beside the mounting block. The mounting block was used by the local gentry to get on and off their horses and is one of a handful remaining.
Planning a day out in Nevern? Take a look at our quick facts about this idyllic village in North Pembrokeshire…
A walk to St Brynach’s Church will lead you through an avenue of 700-year-old yew trees one of which is the legendary “bleeding yew” (it’s the second on the right as you walk up the path) myths and legends abound for the reason the tree bleeds. The Norman church dates from the 5th Century and is open to visitors most days. The magnificent 1000-year-old Celtic cross is a beautifully carved stone that stands 13ft (4m) high.
Nevern was one of the stops for pilgrims on their way to St. Davids Cathedral. Just above the village, there is a footpath with a cross marking their way carved in relief high on a slate bank. In medieval times, the Pope declared that two pilgrimages to St. Davids equalled one to Rome.
Nevern Castle is further up the hill and is a motte and bailey earthwork. To most of us, it looks like a grassy mound in the woodland, it is in fact of huge historical interest and archaeologists are digging and discovering new things all the time. It also makes a great place for a picnic on a sunny day.
You could end your visit at the riverside pub; the Trewern Arms which serves food, has a lovely beer garden and ample car park, or if you’d like to sit in a beer garden right on the River Nevern, head some 2 miles along the main road to the Salutation Inn at Felindre. The river Nevern is known for its good fishing with Salmon, Brown Trout and the superb Sea Trout – known locally as Sewin.
After a lovely day in the serene surroundings of Nevern, it’s time to head back to your holiday cottage, put your feet up, and unwind! Here are just a few of our most popular cottages close to the village of Nevern.
Set next to the mouth of the scenic River Nevern, Nevern House is a beautiful four-bedroom home in Newport. Just a five-minute walk from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, you can enjoy beautiful strolls along the estuary – a great place to spot rare birds and wildlife throughout the year. The nearest beach is just 20-minutes away too, giving you plenty of options for adventure during your stay!
A classic cottage in the coastal town of Newport, Tyddyn Bach comfortably sleeps up to six guests. One of the most impressive features is the open-plan farmhouse kitchen, perfect for gathering everyone together for tasty meals. Afterwards, cosy up in front of the toasty log burner as you watch your favourite movies. When the sun is shining, be sure to enjoy alfresco breakfasts on the spacious patio!
A former blacksmith, Glyn Yr Efail has been lovingly transformed into a two-bedroom retreat. Perfectly positioned to enjoy both coast and countryside, you’ll find an abundance of scenic walks right from your doorstep. The bustling market town of Cardigan is just a short drive away, and offers plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to enjoy.
Discover this beautiful county for yourself with one of our delightful Pembrokeshire cottages. Whether you are planning the ultimate family break or looking to enjoy a romantic weekend away, we’ve got the perfect cottage awaiting your arrival. From sea view cottages to mountain holiday cottages, there’s something for every kind of break.
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