Milford Haven is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on the north side of the Milford Haven Waterway, an estuary forming a natural harbour that has been used as a port since the Middle Ages. The town was founded in 1790 on the north side of the Waterway, from which it takes its name. Designed to a grid pattern, it was originally intended by the founder, Sir William Hamilton, to be a whaling centre, though by 1800 it was developing as a Royal Navy dockyard which it remained until the dockyard was transferred to Pembroke in 1814. It then became a commercial dock, with the focus moving in the 1960s, after the construction of an oil refinery built by the Esso Company, to logistics for fuel oil and liquid gas. By 2010 the town's port has become the fourth largest in the United Kingdom in terms of tonnage, and plays an important rôle in the United Kingdom's energy sector with several oil refineries and one of the biggest LNG terminals in the world.
Milford is the second largest settlement in Pembrokeshire, with a population of 12,830; while the 13,086 people in its community boundaries make it the most populous in the county. As a Welsh local government community, Milford takes in the town of Milford itself and its suburbs, including Hakin, Hubberston, Liddeston, and Steynton.
The natural harbour of the Haven was known as a safe port and was exploited for several historical military operations throughout the second millennium. Campaigns conducted from the Haven included part of Henry II's Invasion of Ireland in 1171 and Cromwell's own attack on Ireland in 1649, while forces which have disembarked at the point include Jean II de Rieux's 1405 reinforcement of the Glyndwr Rising. In 1485, Henry VII landed at the Milford Haven Waterway before marching on to England.
Local authority: Pembrokeshire Council
OS Grid Reference: SM898061
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Milford Haven Pembrokeshire
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Situated in historical Milford Haven, The Lord Nelson features a popular bar and traditional restaurant. Set in a grand period property, Milford Haven Railway Station is a 5-minute walk away. Details...
Offering high-quality accommodation on the Pembrokeshire coast, Fields Lodge Bed & Breakfast is in the picturesque village of Herbrandston, just 5 minutes’ drive from Milford Haven. Luxurious rooms have free Wi-Fi and free parking. Details...
Scoveston Grove Bed & Breakfast is located on Scoveston Road, 4 miles from Milford Haven and it's train station. The property is situated down a quiet farm track, and offers free parking and WiFi. Details...
Angle Bay Bed & Breakfast is located in Angle Village. Free WiFi access is available. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy sea view from the room. Details...
Set in its own gardens and with free Wi-Fi in the bar and restaurant, Silverdale Inn & Lodge is situated 3 miles outside Haverfordwest. There is ample free parking right outside the rooms. Details...
Around 10 minutes’ walk from Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal, Lakeland Guest House looks out over the Pembrokeshire hills towards the River Cleddau. Details...
Swn-y-Mor is a delightful second floor apartment situated in the town of Milford Haven. This apartment can sleep six people in three bedrooms, consisting two double bedrooms, a mezzanine family room with one double and one single bed and an en-suite basin and WC, as well as a bathroom. Details...
Curlew is a semi-detached cottage overlooking a tidal estuary in Black Bridge near Milford Haven. The cottage has a king-size double master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin with an en-suite shower room and another room which can be offered as a double or a twin. Details...
Heron is a delightful, semi-detached cottage overlooking the tidal estuary in the hamlet of Black Bridge, near Milford Haven. The cottage has a king-size double room with a Juliet balcony and a twin room, both with en-suite shower rooms, and a twin room which can be made into a super king-size double room on request, also boasting a Juliet balcony. Details...
Egret is a semi-detached cottage overlooking a tidal estuary in Black Bridge near Milford Haven. The cottage has a king-size double master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin with an en-suite shower room and another room which can be offered as a double or a twin. Details...
Goldfinch is a semi-detached cottage overlooking a tidal estuary in Black Bridge near Milford Haven. The cottage has a king-size double master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin with an en-suite shower room and another room which can be offered as a double or a twin. Details...
With two bedrooms, this cottage situated in the pretty village of Angle has been well equipped and nicely decorated to provide a charming, stylish home-from-home for a small family or group of friends. Details...