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Every disabled person, planning an outing, asks the same question: "Will it be accessible?" One learns that descriptions and assurances, about accessibility, cannot always be relied upon. All too often, an eagerly planned outing is all but ruined. That is the starting point for this guide.
Much of the environment is not geared up to the special needs of those of us with physical or sensory disabilities. Society has been slow to realise that disability does not reduce the desire to enjoy oneself, it only makes the achievement more difficult. The coming years should witness a rapid and continuous improvement, as the Disability Discrimination Act comes into operation. In the meantime, accurate information will prevent many wasted journeys.
I hope that this guide will help residents and holidaymakers to achieve maximum enjoyment from our beautiful County of Pembrokeshire. It has been produced by the members of Pembrokeshire Access Group, with invaluable help from Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Financial assistance was given by Planed & Pembrokeshie Greenways, and is gratefully acknowledged.
The guide lists the towns and villages of Pembrokeshire, in alphabetical order. For each one, the entries describe buildings to which the public has access, such as churches, amusements, shops, etc. Ease of access and relevant amenities at every venue are clearly indicated by symbols. These are based on European Standards. If you need to clarify a point we recommend a telephone call before you start your journey.
Pembrokeshire is renowned for its natural beauty. From the rolling Preseli Hills in the north, to the spectacular southern coastline, there is so much to see. A wealth of attractions is on offer, from popular seaside resorts and 'white knuckle' rides, to isolated, unspoiled sandy beaches and awesome cliffs. There is something for everyone and with this guide you can plan your outing with confidence. A separate handbook, 'Scooting Around Pembrokeshire', lists a selection of scenic routes suitable for electric scooter users. The National Park Authority also publishes details of walks in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Malcolm W. Pratt, MBE.,
Pembrokeshire Access Group.
Use the Access Guide menu top right of this page to find facilities in Pembrokeshire.