Pembroke is known as one of the ‘newest’ towns in Malta and located on the North Eastern coastline of Malta. Pembroke gets its name from Robert Henry Herbert who was the 12th Earl of Pembroke. It was originally part of neighbouring St Julian’s but it became a town in its own right in 1993.
Things to do in Pembroke
There are plenty of things to see in Pembroke. There is a strong military presence in Pembroke from the various ages, Pembroke Battery built between 1909 & 1912 is being transformed into a Museum. Fort Pembroke was built in 1879 to help defend the Grand Harbour, Madliena Tower sits proudly in Pembroke and dates back to 1658. Anothother of the Pembroke attractions is the Pembroke clock tower sits on the highest point of Pembroke and was built in 1903 as part of the Old Guard room.
Other places to visit in the area are Harq Hamiem Cave and Harq hamien Valley. Harq Hamien Cave has a water cavern with a deep lake that has a surface area of 300m2 and is widely considered to be the most impressive in the area. Unfortunately it is something most are unable to view but it has been declared an area of ecological and scientific importance. Following along the lines of important ecological sites, Harq Hamiem Valley takes you from Pembroke all the way to St Georges Bay and you can find over 400 species of plants along the way.
Holidays to Pembroke
Pembroke things to do don’t really stop in Pembroke. The most popular area’s near Pembroke are St Georges Bay & St Julian’s to the right. St Georges Bay is a great place to shop and Paceville in St Julian’s is known as the Malta Nightlife capital, if you like to party then this is where you should head to. Most tourists stay in these two resorts but Pembroke is very easy to get to and from with public transport and bus links from most major resorts.