Sitting atop a hill, Mathry’s roots are in the Iron Age when the village would then have been a defensive fort, positioned perfectly for early sightings of any enemy approach.
Today Mathry is a quiet place with small streets entwined across the whole of the hill top. Fine views of the St David’s Peninsula can be enjoyed from various spots throughout the village.
Mathry has one public house – The Farmers Arms which has a range of Welsh beers on tap. Food is served at lunch and evening times. Other attractions in Mathry include Preseli Venture (Coasteering, Kayaking and Surfing) plus Jim Harries’ wood turning studio opposite The Farmers Arms. Some 2.5 miles from Mathry is Melin Tregwynt Woolen Mill - a must do attraction for all that visit this area.
Anyone who has heard of the last invasion of Britain will have come across the name of Jemima Nicholas, this Welsh heroine led local women in to battle against the French invasion party who promptly surrendered. Jemima was baptised in Mathry during the 18th century.