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Dog Friendly: No
Coronavirus update: unfortunately our Floatel Cabins are currently closed. We will continue to listen to Government advice and review the situation weekly. We look forward to welcoming guests again very soon.
Nantucket, an isolated island off the coast of Massachusetts, is the home Milford Haven’s forefathers left to establish a whaling station 3,000 miles away across the Atlantic Ocean, here in the south west corner of Wales.
In 1793 Sir William Hamilton engaged Sir Charles Greville, a politician and something of an entrepreneur, to establish a settlement on his lands north of the Daugleddau river. Greville wrote to the Nantucketers and offered them the opportunity to embark upon a new whaling enterprise here, to supply the growing demand for whale oil to service an increase in street lighting. Between May and July of that year, seven Quaker-whaler families from Nantucket set sail for Pembrokeshire.
The success of the whaling station was short-lived, and by 1800 Milford Haven had become a Royal Naval Dockyard, and by 1888 a fish docks. Nevertheless, the families from Nantucket left a lasting legacy which lives on to the present day, with many streets and locations carrying their names, including Starbuck and Bunker. Our Quaker-whaler founders were a formative part of our historic haven.
Finished in luxurious fabric woven at Melin Tregwynt in north Pembrokeshire, Nantucket features the Knot Garden design, in ‘Jemima’ red.
Enjoy a luxurious glamping experience in your very own floating hotel room and discover everything that Pembrokeshire has to offer.
Milford Waterfront is a fantastic location for events and activities, and benefits from a varied events calendar throughout the year for the whole family.