village and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Solva (Welsh: Solfach) is an ancient harbour village near St Bride's Bay in the county of Pembrokeshire in North Wales. It lies on a deep ravine at the mouth of the River Solva. In the ravine is Lower Solva, consisting of a long street ending at the small harbour. Solva lies on the north side of St Bride's Bay, in North Pembrokeshire in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The trading ships have been replaced by tourism, and the harbour has become a popular boating centre.

Solva Harbour showing Lime Kilns

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On the A487 13 west of Haverfordwest towards St Davids.

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Bus 411 provides connections from Haverfordwest, St Davids and Fishguard.

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The nearest train transportation is Haverfordwest.

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For visiting yachtsmen the Harbour Master can be contacted on +44 1437 721703.

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Once in Solva a car is not essential! Upper and Lower Solva are separated by Solva hill, it is quite a walk. If however you enjoy a good walk, the whole of Solva is accessible by foot.

There is a good network of buses linking Solva to the surrounding areas.

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Solva Harbour
  • The harbour. one of the most picturesque in Wales.
  • 1 Solva Woollen Mill, Middle Mill. is the oldest continuously working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Tom Griffiths erected it in 1907, powered by a 10-foot, overshot water-wheel which was restored in 2007. Over the years, machinery was installed to undertake the complete process of converting fleeces into fabric. Today the mill mostly manufactures carpets and rugs. There is a tearoom and a shop, and visitors are able to see the looms at work.    

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There are a number of restaurants and cafes in the village.

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  • 1 Llanddinog Old Farmhouse and Cottages, Llanddinog Old Farm, +44 1348 831224, . 3-star Self Catering stone farmhouse which sleeps 8 with private secluded garden, and three cottages. £220 to £1185 per week.
  • 2 Y Blwch, Solva Family Holidays (Y Bwlch), 12 Anchor Down (Turn Right opposite the Royal George), +447920197317, . Y Bwlch offers self-catering accommodation for up to 8 people in a beautiful detached house in the heart of Solva with fantastic sea views. Prices start from £500 per week. Visit Wales 4* Y Bwlch is 5 minutes walk from one of the 4 pubs in Solva, 10 minutes walk from Solva Quay and Beach and Coast Path. Free Wifi and Sky TV included, plenty of offroad parking, large grassed rear garden. 3 miles from St Davids, 4 miles from Whitesands surf and family beach, 4 miles from Newgale surf, kitesurf and family beach. Dogs, walkers, cyclists & watersports enthusiasts welcome. From £500 per week.

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