This little market town might look unassuming on a map, but it is the top destination for shopping in Pembrokeshire. A haven for independent retailers, colourful, creative Narberth is the perfect antidote to characterless, chain-filled high streets. Wander past brightly painted historic buildings as you shop for unique souvenirs, vintage clothing, handcrafted toys, elegant jewellery, and one-off gifts, often locally sourced or made by Welsh artists. Lose hours searching for treasures in the labyrinthine antique shops or browsing in the art galleries. Then stop for lunch at one of the many excellent eateries that have earned Narberth a reputation as a must-visit destination for foodies as well as shoppers.
Take a break from retail therapy to visit the castle and fascinating museum or explore the surrounding area. Follow a walking trail from the town centre into the captivating Welsh countryside. Visit Llandewi Velfry, famous both for being a site of one of St David's miracles and the home of Little Britain's "only gay in the village". Less than ten miles will take you to the fantastic beaches around Tenby, or beautiful riverside Lawrenny, the location of the annual feel-good festival, The Big Retreat. And check out nearby theme parks like Oakwood, Folly Farm, and The Dinosaur Park for a family-friendly day out.
Unlike some holiday destinations, Narberth doesn't hibernate over the winter. Instead, it remains busy as the unique shops, Annual Food Festival and Christmas Markets draw crowds in through the colder months. There is also a lively arts community here, so chances are there'll be a gig, festival, fair or exhibition during your stay in this vibrant little town.