Kilgetty and Begelly
Kilgetty and Begelly are villages between Narberth and Saundersfoot.
Begelly is a linear village stretching along the main A478 and home to the well known Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.
Kilgetty grew up around the railway with a station opening in 1866.
Kilgetty is served by the local bus service 352 which takes you into Tenby and service 381 into Haverfordwest. Kilgetty also has a railway station.
What's in Kilgetty and Begelly?
Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo started as a humble farm park but has grown over the years to become an award-winning children's adventure park with a zoo, vintage funfair and indoor and outdoor adventure play as well as the farm attractions.
Avondale Glass Blowing Studio in Kilgetty allows visitors to watch the glass blowers at work.
Food and drink
Kilgetty has a number of pubs, a cafe, restaurant and a couple of takeaways plus a sweet shop!
There are one or two guesthouses and B&Bs in Kilgetty and Begelly and also in neighbouring villages, although most of the accommodation is nearer to the coast. There are several camping sites and touring caravan sites nearby. There are also several holiday parks where you can rent self catering static caravans at Amroth, Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot.
The History of Kilgetty and Begelly
Begelly and Kilgetty have a long mining history and in 1581 there were so many workings in Begelly near the highway from Tenby to Haverfordwest, that no one dared to pass over it in a carriage or cart because of the danger of subsidence!
In 1834 the railway was opened to take the coal from the Begelly pits down to Saundersfoot.