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Harbour ~ Milford Haven

The Maritime History of Milford Haven

Take a right turning out of Barley Villa and drive 1 mile in this direction to the first T-junction. Turn left and drive for another mile to the second junction. Take a right at this junction and remain on this road until reaching the next T-junction. Turn left and follow this main road into Milford Haven, passing Milford Golf Club on your right and through the outskirts called Hubberston and with Hakin on your right. Driving over Victoria Bridge will lead to the Dockland area which is now a modern marina and has a complex which incorporates car parking, shops, cafes, bowling alley and walks alongside the harbour and to the main town centre of Milford Haven, a main shopping street where most things can be purchased. Park in the town centre car parks and walk from the main street to the marina enjoying some lovely views over the Harbour.

Milford Haven is a fairly new town, conceived and built by Charles Francis Greville. The land was the property of Sir William Hamilton, but it was Greville who applied for an act of Parliament to enable Sir William and his heirs to make docks, construct quays, establish markets, with roads and avenues to the port, to regulate the police, and make the place a station for conveying the mails.

Milford Haven Heritage & Maritime Museum Housed in the Old Custom House in the dock area, one of the oldest buildings in the town. The museum illustrates the history of the major industries which the town has been home to - whaling, fishing and petroleum.