Bwthyn Strathmore

History

 

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Bwthyn Strathmore Cottage in Lower Solva sleeps 2 plus cot

 

With its natural sheltered harbour, Solva became an important sea trading port during the 1800s and early 1900s. At this time the village was a hive of activity throughout the year.

Solva continues to have several Pubs and many restaurants are found all within walking distance of Bwthyn Strathmore.
All serve food in high season but check in advance out of season. The Royal George is a walk up the hill. The Cambrian is opposite at the bridge end of Solva, The Ship Inn is in the centre of the Main Street and the Harbour Inn is next to the car park in lower Solva.

Try the Printing house for cream teas. There are many restaurants to explore in Solva, St. Davids, Porthgain and neighbouring villages.
Or, you can park your car away until you need it, sadly, to go home.

    
Some old Photos of Solva
     


Lower Solva
   

Cambrian Inn with the road bridge in the foreground
Cambrian Inn with the road bridge in the foreground

 


Solva Regatta
about 50 years ago.
Boats would come from all over the country at Miners Weeks or Wakes Week when all the factories and mines closed for 2 weeks Summer Holidays.

Each Village put on a Regatta and the boats go to race at each one over the fortnight.

We did, that's why we came to live here!!

Andy

GP 14s Racing in Solva Harbour
GP 14s Racing in Solva Harbour

 

 

St Davids is three miles away and well worth a visit. The Cathedral is beautiful so do take the time to enjoy it and if you can go to a service the music is wonderful.

The Bishops Palace ruins are another tourist attraction and in summer hosts outdoor productions and plays. There are many pubs, restaurants, galleries and shops and outlets where you can book boat trips, surfing lessons, coasteering, and many other outdoor activities (TYF).


Solva Centenary Regatta Service

 


The Tourist Information Centre is the beautiful building on the left when entering St Davids and has details of many other local attractions and events. Don't miss the Graham Sutherland Gallery there, it's wonderful.

Haverfordwest is the nearest big town and has all the stores, retail parks, large supermarkets, a sports centre and small cinema. Entertainment and shopping. The station is here.

Tenby and Saundersfoot are about an hour drive away, parking a problem after mid morning!

Blessing of the boats 1988 Centenary Regatta Solva Quay
Blessing of the boats 1988 Centenary Regatta Solva Quay


 

Fishguard and the Irish ferry is only 20 minutes away. Scene of the last invasion of Britain. Lower Town pretty. Drive towards Middle mill and up past the quarry, and turn right at the main road.

Nolton Haven riding stables. Enjoy a trek either into the countryside or down onto Druidstone beach when the tide is out. All ages and abilities are catered for. Take your money as you can buy a photo of yourself or children on the ponies on your return to the stables which makes a good souvenir.

Main Street, Lower Solva
Main Street, Lower Solva  (early 1900's)

   


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