What a fantastic little town to call home. Narberth is one of the prettiest and most popular places to live in Pembrokeshire. The high street is alive with independent shops, cafés, gift shops and boutiques. The centre is compact and colourful and it’s the meeting place for the town, with people coming in from all the villages around and about to do their shopping and pick up a treat from one of the delis. The town gets an extra boost from its visitors and it’s definitely on the tourist itinerary but has kept a lovely local feel.
Getting out and about
Narberth is just off the A40, which is the main route into the county from Carmarthen and the M4. This route makes travelling east to west easy, serving the larger business and commercial centres of Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock. The A478 and the B4314 cross in the town, connecting with the A40 to the north and the A477 to the south. Narberth train station is on the West Wales Line, it’s just on the eastern outskirts of the town. Trains to Carmarthen take under half an hour, the average journey time to Swansea is an hour and half, and to Cardiff Central it’s just over two and half hours. Bus services through Narberth include routes to Haverfordwest, St Clears and Whitland, and on the coast, Tenby and Saundersfoot.
Shopping is a delight, though you may be distracted from the essentials. As well as the shops on the high street, there’s a local supermarket at the top of the town, a GP surgery, swimming pool and a community centre – The Bloomfield Centre – with loads of classes and activities, a community bus service and community childcare facilities. For a coffee with friends, you can try the Spanish twist at Ultracomida, local Welsh produce at Fforc Welsh Deli and the friendly café in Narberth’s Museum.
Going to school
Narberth has a thriving primary school which is of course a popular choice for people living here. The primary school in Templeton, two and a half miles away, is in the catchment area too. Secondary school pupils travel to Haverfordwest or Whitland.
Narbeth has its own attractions such as the annual Food Festival and Carnival, it’s even got a ruined castle, but a stone’s throw away you’ve got fabulous walks along the River Cleddau at Blackpool Mill, the Oakwood Theme Park for something a bit more energetic and the Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo between Templeton and Begelly. The coast speaks for itself, with Tenby and Saundersfoot’s sandy beaches, and away from the coast, the tranquil tidal inlets leading to Lawrenny Quay.