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Haverfordwest Castle and Western Cleddau River © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales
The earliest evidence we see today of settlement in Haverfordwest is from the 12th century when the very first Norman castle was established, but recent archaeological evidence suggests that there may well have been earlier settlements in the area as far back as Roman/|Iron Age times.
Haverfordwest and Western Cleddau River
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From the middle ages the town took advantage of its position on the coast and as a result it had a very busy tidal quay, today the town still has a thriving commercial and retail sector.
The town has plenty of history and landmarks that illustrate its colourful past and for those visiting the town the Haverfordwest Information Centre will provide you with details of places to visit in the area.
A visit to the Town Museum is a must as this facility gives visitors a glimpse of the town’s rich heritage. There are various sections in the museum covering the civic aspects of the town with information on the past Mayors and mayoral regalia on display.
On the industrial /commercial side you will see photographs and exhibits which show the various aspects of industry that have existed in the village, one of the largest employers being the Maryland Foundry which at its peak employed hundreds of workers casting items such as agricultural equipment to fancy goods.
For art lovers there is a section on paintings and prints by local artists depicting local scenes and dignitaries along with paintings on loan from the Pembrokeshire Permanent Art Collection at Scolton Manor.
Haverfordwest Town Museum
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