South Pembrokeshire is often referred to as 'little England beyond Wales'. The locals speak English, place names are English and yet the area is surrounded by Welsh speakers on all sides even in north Pembrokeshire! During the 12th century Henry I allowed a number of Flemish to settle in the area and they were soon joined by English settlers. The Flemish and English languages were similar at the time. This led to the extinction of Welsh in the area. During the 11th and 12th centuries both invaders and defenders built more than fifty castles effectively to consolidate the line. The two greatest fortresses being at Pembroke and Haverfordwest. Other notable fortresses were at Manorbier, Carew and Tenby.
Perched on the very western edge of Pembrokeshire's rugged coast Lighthouse Cottage offers a unique holiday experience with breathtaking views and fabulous coastal walking close to the waterside village of Dale