Sitting atop a hill, Mathry’s roots are in the Iron Age when the village would then have been a defensive fort, positioned perfectly for early sightings of any enemy approach. Today Mathry is a quiet place with small streets entwined across the whole of the hill top. Fine views of the St David’s Peninsula can be enjoyed from various spots throughout the village.

Mathry is connected to Fishguard and St Davids by the coastal bus service 404: The Strumble Shuttle.


Below the hill is one of Pembrokeshire’s activity centres, Preseli Venture, which offers the county’s only 5 star activity accommodation. They offer a number of activity holidays ranging from adrenalin weekends corporate team building courses or family get togethers.


In the village there is a small antique shop with teashop.

Just north of Mathry is Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill, suppliers of fine woollens to shops like Fortnum & Mason’s. You can see the looms at work and browse their shop.

To the west and north of Mathry is some of the finest coast scenery in The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park from Trefin to Abercastle to Aber Mawr and on to Strumble Head.

Food and drink

Mathry has one pub, The Farmer’s Arms, serving meals at lunchtime and in the evenings it’s also a great venue for live music. A teashop has opened in the antique shop.


There’s plenty of accommodation available in the area. Nearest hotels, would be in St Davids or Fishguard but there are plenty of B&Bs, guesthouses, and farmhouse B&Bs. There are lots of camp sites, or touring caravan sites, plus one or two holiday parks in St Davids or Fishguard. There are plenty of self catering cottages, in this part of Pembrokeshire including some in Mathry itself. There’s a youth hostel at Pwll Deri alongside The Coast Path.