Month: July 2009

The hills are alive with the sound of Music! This week has seen the Fishguard International Music Festival, with a huge selection of music and events held in Fishguard, Goodwick, St. Davids Cathedral and at Rhos Y Gilwen. The festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a packed programme. The musical extravaganza continues until this weekend so there is still time to buy tickets and go along. The wonderful selection of classical music is sure to lift spirits in this unsettled weather! However, if that sort isn’t your sort of festival this weekend also sees the Celtic Blue Rock Festival […]

Any pooch that loves nothing more than taking a dive into the Pembrokeshire waters will be adventure bound at Swn y Mor in Pwllgwaelod. Recently Coastal has received some great comments in regards to this property that I wanted to throw out there and share with you all. (Don’t forget to tell your pooch)… ‘Peter and I absolutely loved the holiday cottage we stayed on for numerous reasons. We loved the ‘QUIRKINESS’ of the wooden chalet. We loved the beach literally being a hop and a skip from the beach as you said. We loved the walks all close by. […]

Last night there was great amusement and hilarity to be had at the South Pembrokeshire races – sheep racing that is. Held at Windsor Farm in Lamphey, the miserable weather didn’t stop the crowds turning out and it didn’t dampen spirits either! There was a huge amount of excitement and tension as the sheep assembled in the paddock and the jockeys mounted. Then, as the air horn sounded, the crowd went wild as the sheep raced to victory over a course including hedges and jumps. They are bred for speed and agility, and sheared to create a streamlined, dynamic racing […]

The first giraffes in Wales are in residence in Pembrokeshire, by top tourist attraction. Folly Farm.Half-brothers Ja Ja, Taharqa and Khama, from Marwell Zoo in Winchester have been joined by Rafiki in a huge purpose-built African-themed enclosure. From there, they will be able to venture out into a five-acre paddock to roam alongside zebra. The tallest of the group, and fully grown at 18 feet, is eight-year-old Rafiki, with his half-brothers aged between two and six and on course to also reach his lofty height. The boys – who are friendly and inquisitive, and love to be hand-fed by their […]

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