WHY PEMBROKESHIRE

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From the stunning coastal scenery and beaches to the wild country of the Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire has a lot to offer individuals and their businesses.

Benefits include:

  • Living and working in part of the UK with the lowest crime rate - check your insurance premiums
  • Always being within 30 minutes of the coast
  • The UKs only coastal National Park
  • Havinge easy access to Ireland for business and leisure
  • A wide range of quality Pembrokeshire Produce to grace your table
  • Excellent schools and Further Education College
  • The lowest rate of Council Tax in Wales

Solva Harbour
Solva Harbour

If you are looking to move into Pembrokeshire to relocate or start your business Pembrokeshire County Council's Inward Investment team may be able to offer some help and advice about:

  • Business premises
  • Grants and funding
  • Recruitment and training
  • Local supply chains
  • Where to live
  • Schools
  • Who else to talk to

Whatever your need or question give us a call

Tony Streatfield, Inward Investment Officer, Pembrokeshire County Council

Tel: 01437 776166, Mobile: 07747 532631

Email: Tony.streatfield@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

About Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire, West Wales, is a beautiful and unique county surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe.  Pembrokeshire offers a quality of life as well as a place to locate a high tech innovative business.  Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, bordered by the sea on three sides, by Ceredigion to the north east and by Carmarthenshire to the east. The local economy relies on tourism, agriculture, retail. Since the 1950s, Petrochemical and liquid natural gas industries have developed along the Milford Haven Waterway.

Whitesands Beach nr St Davids
Whitesands

 

Multinational Industry

The banks of the Milford Haven Waterway are dominated by the oil and gas industry with two oil refineries, two large liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

The oil refinery in Pembrokeshire is:

  • Valero (formally Chevron/Texaco): 214,000 bpd (barrels per day) and

The two LNG terminals are:

  • South Hook LNG
  • Dragon LNG

Electricity

RWE/nPower is has constructed a new 2000 MW gas-fired Pembroke Power Station on the site of a previous oil-fired power station which closed in 1997 and demolished in 2000.  This came about because of the close proximity of a readily available supply of gas from the LNG terminals and two 400 kVA power lines.

Transport

The main towns in Pembrokeshire are well served with road and rail.

The north of the County is served by the A40 from St. Clears to Haverfordwest. The road is used heavily by traffic from the ferry port in Fishguard which then follows the A40 south to Haverfordwest and then meets the dual carriageway at St. Clears.  The nearest motorway to the county town of Haverfordwest is the M4 which terminates at Pont Abraham in Carmarthenshire, some 46 miles (74 km) to the east.

The A477 runs from St. Clears to the ferry port of Pembroke Dock. This road is well used by businesses and tourists visiting Pembrokeshire; significant improvements to the road have been made in recent years.

The Cleddau Bridge connects South Pembrokeshire with North Pembrokeshire across the Cleddau Estuary.

There are three branch railway lines, terminating at Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven. The latter two have 2-hourly services but the Fishguard branch has only 2 services each day, timed to meet the ferries to Ireland

Haverfordwest (Withybush) airport provides general aviation services.

Tourism and Quality of Life

Pembrokeshire is a stunningly beautiful county that is surrounding by panoramic coastal views.  The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is one of Britain's breathing spaces, it takes in about a third of the county including the entire coastal strip, the upper reaches of the Daugleddau and the Preselis. It's the only National Park that is almost entirely coastal. The National Park runs an extensive programme of activities and events for both adults and children: rockpool safaris, crab catching, bat walks and even time travel! They're all listed in the Coast to Coast newspaper: pick one up when you get here.

Marloes Sands
Marloes Sands

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is one of Britain's National Trails. There are 15 in England and Wales and they represent the 15 best walking trails. There are three national trails in Wales, The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Offa's Dyke and Glyndwr's Way.  What makes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path so interesting is the variety of landscapes you pass through on your way along it, ranging from steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays, volcanic headlands and flooded glacial valleys.  There are also some remarkably quaint towns and villages to explore, rest, refresh and recuperate in; essential for getting your breath back after experiencing some of those views!

Tenby North Beach
Tenby North Beach

No other county in Britain has as many blue flag or seaside award winning beaches than Pembrokeshire, with over 50 beaches to choose from there is going to be one that is perfect for you.  Whether you want surfing, kayaking or kite surfing or just somewhere to relax sunbathe and build sand castles.

 

For more information about Pembrokeshire take a look at our visitor website Visit Pembrokeshire

 






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