Amroth, Pembrokeshire
Amroth is a holiday
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 resort village
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, 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Tenby
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, lying on Carmarthen Bay.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse ; 15th century St...

, Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is a county in the south west of Wales. It borders Carmarthenshire to the east and Ceredigion to the north east. The county town is Haverfordwest where Pembrokeshire County Council is headquartered....

 in West Wales
West Wales
West Wales is the western area of Wales.Some definitions of West Wales include only Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, an area which historically comprised the Welsh principality of Deheubarth., an area called "South West Wales" in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics....

, noted for long sandy beach
A beach is a geological landform along the shoreline of an ocean, sea, lake or river. It usually consists of loose particles which are often composed of rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles or cobblestones...



The name is Welsh
Welsh language
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, and probably means "On (the brook called) Rhath".

The beach stretches the whole length of the village. At extreme low tide you can still see the petrified forest, destroyed when sea levels rose 7000 years ago, while fossilised antlers, nuts, animal bones and Neolithic
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Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and...

s have been discovered. The parish
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 was an important anthracite coal mining
Coal mining
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 area until the end of the 19th century. Slight remains of mines and tramways are still visible. Ruins of the castle
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 still remain, and one mile inland is the Anglican parish church
Parish church
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Amroth lies in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales.It was established as a National Park in 1952, and is the only one in the United Kingdom to have been designated primarily because of its spectacular coastline...

 and is the southern start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a National Trail in southwest Wales. It was established in 1970, and is 186 miles long, mostly at cliff-top level, with 35,000 feet of ascent and descent. The northern end is at Poppit Sands, near St...

, part of the national Cistercian Way
Cistercian Way (Wales)
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. Well developed pubs, cafe
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s and shop
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s close to the beach and safe swimming, make Amroth an ideal family holiday centre.

Amroth is an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire, and a community
Community (Wales)
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 with its own community council
Community council
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 which covers the settlements of Summerhill, Stepaside, Pleasant Valley, Wiseman's Bridge and Amroth as well as the hamlets at Llanteg
Llanteg is a small village in Pembrokeshire, Wales, belonging to the Community of Amroth.It contains a 13th century church and two closed chapels.-The parish:...

and Llanteglos.

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