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Solva
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Solva

Latitude: 51° 52'N
Longitude: 05° 12'W
Country: Wales

Type: Unknown


About Solva

Solva, an ancient fishing village, whose Viking name means 'sunny inlet' stands in a deep valley gouged out by water melting from glaciers, and its position made it ideal as a base for trading ships in the 18th century. It grew from the lime trade, which was very much a cottage industry, fed by ships calling at almost every little bay and inlet. The limekilns still stand today.

Its fiord-like harbour is ideal for boating - a safe haven for yachts on the rocky St. David's peninsula. Today it is a popular family resort.



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