Solva


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Solva is a charming village in Pembrokeshire. The village comprises Lower Solva and Upper Solva and lies on the north side of St Brides Bay in a deep valley at the mouth of the River Solva. In the valley is Lower Solva, consisting of a long street ending at the small harbour. Solva Harbour is a good example of a flooded valley, known as a ria. Most of the modern development has been in Upper Solva, on the cliff top to the west of the harbour. The harbour is a popular boating centre and the village was the location for Wales first butterfly farm, Solva Nectarium, which opened in 1979. The spectacular local cliff coast is popular with walkers, and the rock exposures attract geology enthusiasts. Local rocks contain fossils from the Cambrian period. Every year on Easter Monday, Solva hosts a Duck Race for charity. The ducks are released into the river near Middle Mill and float downstream to Solva harbour. Each summer, Solva hosts a Regatta which features activities for adults and children. Solva Woollen Mill claims to be the oldest continuously working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Today the mill mostly manufactures carpets and rugs. There is a tearoom and a shop, and visitors can see the looms at work.


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