Carreg Restaurant in Narberth
Oriel Gallery
Town centre
Begelly Country Gardens near Narberth

Narberth Holiday and Accommodation Guide

Introduction

Situated eight miles from Haverfordwest, the charming town of Narberth makes an excellent base for exploring both North and South Pembrokeshire. The town is known locally as the “capital” of the Landsker (meaning frontier) borderlands, an area of mid Pembrokeshire that formed the division between the Welsh North Pembrokeshire and the anglicised South. An ancient division that dates all the way back to the Norman colonisation of the South.

Situated eight miles from Haverfordwest, the charming town of Narberth makes an excellent base for exploring both North and South Pembrokeshire. The town is known locally as the “capital” of the Landsker (meaning frontier) borderlands, an area of mid Pembrokeshire that formed the division between the Welsh North Pembrokeshire and the anglicised South. An ancient division that dates all the way back to the Norman colonisation of the South.

Widely regarded as Pembrokeshire’s prime boutique shopping destination, Narberth is a vibrant market town with a lovely community feel to it. There are many distractions for the ardent shopper such as gift shops, clothes shops that sell not only surf clothes but also smart ladies wear and lingerie, jewellery and art. The Queen’s Hall is an exciting venue that plays host to music concerts and theatre. The Oriel gallery, housed within the Queen’s Hall exhibits art from a different artist each month, whilst Oriel Fach (small) shows art from both well known and new artists.

Narberth has many options for the discerning diner, lunch at the Café Ole in the Ultra Comida Deli offers an authentic taste of Spain, whilst The Carreg Restaurant serves soup, salads, ciabattas and paninis at lunch time while their evening menu is contemporary and cooked by first class chefs. The Q Café at The Queen’s Hall also serves lunches and pub food can be found at The Coach and Horses and The Angel.

For Animal lovers and garden enthusiasts the Begelly Countryside Gardens and Monkey Sanctuary at nearby Begelly is a must see. http://www.begellycountrysidegardens.co.uk

For Further information on Narberth see: http://www.narberth.co.uk

Welcome to Begelly Countryside Gardens and Monkey Sanctuary.

http://www.begellycountrysidegardens.co.uk

Standing in 12 acres of landscaped Gardens and unspoilt natural beauty in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Enjoy the peace, tranquility & unhurried pace of the countryside.

We are easy to find, follow the signs for the A478 to Narberth from Kilgetty, near Tenby. Begelly Countryside Gardens are on the right hand side of the road, 100 yards north of the second roundabout, just pass the petrol garage.

Behind the gates of Begelly Countryside Gardens lies 12 acres of landscaped gardens & unspoilt natural beauty, a surprise awaits you behind every corner......

The gardens are a family run business, with the proceeds of the entrance fee going 100% to the welfare of the monkeys, helping to pay for their food costs and upkeep of their enclosures.
The gardens are open daily from 10am - 5pm , and are only closed from Christmas until the end of January. Dogs are very welcome in the Gardens as long as they remain on a lead at all times.

As a family, we have been actively rehoming unwanted primates for over ten years. In 2007 visitors are invited to see the beginnings of what will become a much needed home for unwanted primates, right in the heart of Pembrokeshire.

Admission to the 12 acre gardens enables you to see the Monkey Sanctuary and the monkeys we have living here, and helps us to continue our work in providing the lucky ones with a better outlook on life.

Creating the gardens has been a labour of love, you can feel it in the friendliness of the welcome. The landscaped areas have been thoughtfully blended in to the surrounding countryside so that you can take a Lakeside walk, Woodland Walk, or enjoy the natural beauty of Wild Flower Meadows. Then step straight into a beautiful Oriental themed garden, or relax and unwind in the calming atmosphere of a sparkling Water garden.

The gardens are a haven for wildlife, and there are all sorts of wonderful species to keep a look out for, including the habitat of the local badger and otter population.

A perfect location for active conservation, with the beautiful butterflies, birds and dragonfly adding to the enjoyment of your visit.

Tea Rooms
It's true what they say about the country air giving you a hearty appetite, a range of meals, snacks and teas are available in our new Tea room. Or you can buy a picnic ( or bring your own) to enjoy at the picnic area by the lake.
Full country cooked breakfasts are served from 10am, and the Tea room is outside of the admission area of the gardens so it's a popular spot for locals and visitors to drop in fot tea or lunch, whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Gardens from the sun patio.

Monkey Sanctuary
This is being established at the gardens following a significant increase in unwanted monkeys around the world.

We work in conjunction with the International Primate Protection League who have worked tirelessly as the protectors of wild and captive primates for over 35 years. They recognise monkeys and apes as intelligent, sensitive individuals whose survival and welfare depend upon human action- THEY CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

At Begelly Countryside Gardens we intend to carry on with this essential work, with help and co-operation from overseas rescue organisations that we are in daily contact with.

All entrance fees go towards the daily maintenance and feeding of the monkeys and for future rescue.

THE RHESUS MACAQUES
On your walk around the Gardens, you will first come across the Rhesus Macaques.
The trio came to us in Feb 2007 following many months in a holding centre. We received a call asking for help- of course we said yes to offering them a new home. What we didn't know was how soon they had to be moved - we had 8 days to be ready!! It was all go from then on, ensuring that they would come to a safe and comfortable home. sadly if we had not taken them in they would have been destroyed.

Continuing your walk you will notice that all the enclosures are surrounded by a variety of plant life, and placed near water features. This not only gives them a pleasant outlook, but also provides many insects for them to catch as a source of protein and provide some natural mental stimulation.

THE MARMOSETS
The Marmosets come next on your walk. Their cheeky characters make them one of the visitors favourites.
They have been with us for a number of years, both being unwanted pets.
Amber, the female, is a very effectionate monkey who loves human contact. A wonderful nurse maid to the male Marley when he was ill, without her caring ways we are sure he would not have survived the early days when we rescued him in 2000.

Marley, the male, had a very poor start in life. When we collected him our thoughts were that he would not survive. Ambers intervention pulled him through and he is now a strong confident individual.

THE PATAS
Well what can we say about Mumby ( alpha female) and Sissyjoe. They are the most laid back individuals we have dealt with. They are very sociable and unflusted with life, and have a great sense of humour.

They have been with us for almost three years and are without doubt members of the family. Mumby has a close relationship with our grandaughter and is very protective towards her.
Not a monkey you will see very often in the UK because of their quite nature. Their dexterity and intelligence is very underestimated.

BARBARY MACAQUES
We are preparing our quarantine quarters in readiness for the arrival of a group of Barbary Macaques being sent to us from France. The total number and their history is as yet unknown. All we know is that if they are not rehomed they will be destroyed. We will update their story after their arrival on the 28th July.

Begelly Countryside Gardens & Monkey Sanctuary
Narberth Road, Begelly
SA68 0YH
Tel: 01834 811320
Fax: 01834 811320


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


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