City Facts - Pembroke Dock
Pembroke Dock is a town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.
It’s located three miles away from Pembroke itself, and overlooks the River
Cleddau. It has a population of more than 9,000, and consists of the following
electoral wards: Pembroke Dock Central, Pembroke Dock Llanion, Pembroke Dock
Market and Pembroke Dock Pennar.
Originally Paterchurch, Pembroke began life as a small
fishing village. It was occupied by the Vikings, and later received a visit
from King Henry II, who sailed there from the haven. Many of its important
landmarks date back hundreds of years. A famous medieval tower was built during
the 19th century, and served as key lookout post, alongside various
In 1814, Pembroke Dockyard was built, and, in the years that
followed became a site royal yachts and vessels. As the dockyard grew, so too
did Pembroke’s military reputation. Various barracks were built, and the town
came to hold a number of troops.
Today, Pembroke Dock retains much of its heritage. However,
plans have been put in place to rename it. Possible names include Pembroke
Haven and Pembroke Harbour. It has a wonderful landscape and offers lots of
great places to explore on foot. Its attractions include Pembrokeshire Coast
National Park, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and
Pembroke Castle. Other sites worth visiting are Lamphey Bishop’s Palace,
Stackpole Walled Garden and Torch Theatre.
Pembroke Dock is covered by the A477 trunk road, which runs
from St. Clears to the A40. The town has a ferry terminal, with ferries running
twice a day to Rosslare in Ireland. Pembroke Dock Railway station is the main
terminus and offers services to Swansea via Whitland and Carmarthen. The
closest airport to Pembroke Dock is Cardiff Airport, at 92 miles away.
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