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Pembrokeshire
Sir Benfro
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Primary Destinations
Fishguard • Haverfordwest • Milford Haven • Pembroke Dock • Tenby
Other Important Destinations
St Davids
Current Highway Authorities
Pembrokeshire
Borders
Cardiganshire • Carmarthenshire
Welsh Assembly Roads
A40 • A477 • A487 • A4076
This article is about the County.
For the Highway Authority, see Pembrokeshire Council
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Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro in Welsh) is one of the traditional counties of southwest Wales. Between 1974 and 1996 it was part of the administrative county of Dyfed but its area is almost identical to that administered today by the Welsh principal area of Pembrokeshire. Although the county is named after Pembroke, Haverfordwest is the council seat and also claims the title of county town.

Geography & Economy

The Cleddau Bridge

Pembrokeshire is the southwesternmost county in Wales. It is bordered by the sea on three sides, with only the east connected to the rest of the country. A sizeable area of the coast, together with some inland parts of the county such as the Daugleddau and the Preseli Mountains, is contained within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Most of the county's centres of population are also on or near the coast, with terrain becoming mountainous inland. The county also includes a number of offshore islands, all of which with the exception of Caldey are wildlife sanctuaries. Linguistically, the county is split into two by the Landsker Line, which runs from the north side of St Bride's Bay to Carmarthen Bay near Laugharne; this separates the Welsh-speaking north from the south, known as Little England Beyond Wales. The county's traditional industries are agriculture and stone quarrying but the latter has now largely ceased. Milford Haven has a large petrochemical industry, largely because it has one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. Fishguard and Pembroke Dock are also important ports. However, tourism is now a major part of the economy. Tenby is a seaside resort whilst the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a draw. St Davids, in the extreme west of the county, is Wales's Christian capital.

Roads

The B4329 in the hills

Pembrokeshire is a destination for traffic rather than a place passed through and so its road network echoes this. The majority of roads in the county take traffic to and from the industrial areas and ports; ferries leave from Pembroke and Fishguard (actually Goodwick) to reach Rosslare. Haverfordwest is the main focus of the road network, whilst the South Pembrokeshire Peninsula is somewhat separate, having only been connected to the rest of the county by road when the Cleddau Bridge was opened in 1975. Less populated areas in the west and northeast have few roads. The South Wales Trunk Road Agent maintains the county's four trunk roads: the A487 enters Fishguard along the coast and the A40 from the east, whilst the A4076 serves Milford Haven and the A477 the south of the county. Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Route From To Length
A40 London Fishguard 263 miles View
A40 Carmarthen Haverfordwest View
A40 Haverfordwest Fishguard View
A4072 Princes Gate Templeton 1.6 miles View
A4073 Crinow Narberth (E) 0.3 miles View
A4074 Narberth Narberth Castle 0.1 miles View
A4075 Canaston Bridge Pembroke 12.3 miles View
A4076 Milford Haven Haverfordwest 8.0 miles View
A4115 Cross Hands Templeton 2.6 miles View
A4139 Pembroke Dock Tenby 14.2 miles View
A4218 Narberth Road Greenhill Road 0.4 miles View
A4219 Scleddau Manorowen 1.4 miles View
A477 St Clears Johnston 22.2 miles View
A478 Cardigan Tenby 31.9 miles View
A487 Haverfordwest Menai Bridge 173.8 miles View
B4313 Fishguard Narberth 20.6 miles View
B4314 Pendine Canaston Bridge (E) 14.2 miles View
B4315 Templeton Princes Gate 1.6 miles View
B4316 Pentlepoir New Hedges 3.2 miles View
B4317 White Lion Street High Street 0.5 miles View
B4318 Sageston Tenby 5.2 miles View
B4319 Broomhill Burrows Pembroke 10.4 miles View
B4319 Tenby Pembroke 11.4 miles View
B4320 Angle Pembroke 9.8 miles View
B4321 Pembroke Waterloo 1.3 miles View
B4322 West Llanion, Pembroke Dock Bush, Pembroke 2.1 miles View
B4323 Fort Road London Road 0.9 miles View
B4324 Johnston Neyland 4.8 miles View
B4325 Milford Haven Honeyborough 5.4 miles View
B4326 Great North Road Victoria Road 0.5 miles View
B4327 Haverfordwest Dale 12.1 miles View
B4328 Haverfordwest St David's 15.3 miles View
B4329 Haverfordwest Eglwyswrw 18.7 miles View
B4330 Croes-goch Haverfordwest 13.6 miles View
B4330 Scleddau St David's 14.9 miles View
B4331 Mathry Letterston 4.5 miles View
B4331 Goodwick Mathry 5.8 miles View
B4332 Eglwyswrw Cenarth 10.1 miles View
B4341 Broad Haven Albert Town 5.7 miles View
B4546 Poppit Sands Pentŵd Isaf, Cardigan 3.1 miles View
B4582 Temple Bar Croft 5.7 miles View
B4583 St David's Whitesands Bay 1.9 miles View
B4584 Lamphey Freshwater East 1.6 miles View
B4585 Bier Cross Skrinkle 1.8 miles View
B4586 Broadmoor Yerbeston 3.1 miles View
E105 London Fishguard 253 miles View
E30 Cork Felixstowe 541.2 miles View
NCN4 Greenwich Fishguard View
T10 London Fishguard View
T80 Haverfordwest Milford Haven View
T81 Fishguard Bangor View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Pembrokeshire
RoadsA40 • A40/Carmarthen - Haverfordwest • A40/Haverfordwest - Fishguard • A4072 (Pembrokeshire) • A4073 (Pembrokeshire) • A4074 (Narberth) • A4075 • A4076 • A4115 • A4139 • A4218 • A4219 • A477 • A478 • A487 • B4313 • B4314 • B4315 • B4316 • B4317 (Tenby) • B4318 • B4319 • B4319 (Tenby - Pembroke) • B4320 • B4321 (Pembroke) • B4322 • B4323 • B4324 • B4325 • B4326 • B4327 • B4328 (Haverfordwest - St Davids) • B4329 • B4330 • B4330 (Fishguard - St Davids) • B4331 • B4331 (Fishguard - Mathry) • B4332 • B4341 • B4546 • B4582 • B4583 • B4584 • B4585 • B4586 • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • NCN4 • T10 (Britain) • T80 (Britain) • T81 (Britain)
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