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Cresswell is a tiny Pembrokeshire hamlet which is now tranquil and beautiful, but it has a busy industrial past.

In the early 19th century, Cresswell was dotted with coal mines, and the abandoned quay is evidence of a former life as a port. Coal was loaded onto barges and transported downstream to the village of Lawrenny where it was transferred to larger boats.

Now Cresswell is a quiet site for a picnic, where you can enjoy the turn of the waterway as it changes from a fast stream into a broad and slow river. There is a riverside pub in the village.

Cresswell, Pembrokeshire
The River Cresswell enters the village from the North . . .

Cresswell Quay
. . . turns at the old Quay, . . .

River Cresswell
. . . widens and and exits westwards


From the North, take the A4075 from the A40 at Canaston Bridge (between Narbeth and Haverfordwest).

From the South, take the A4075 from the A477 (St Clears to Pembroke) at the roundabout at Carew.

The road through the village of Cresswell is well signposted from the A4075.

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