Category: History


Why Amroth?

Amroth is a small village perched on a half mile long stretch of beach, at the start (or end!) of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. With its traditional sea side shops, cafes and pubs it is a busy village that is a brilliant destination whatever your needs. The access to the coast path is perfect for walking couples or singles, while families can spend days playing on the beach. Saundersfoot is a 3 mile coast path walk away, or along the beach at low tide with Tenby a bit further along the coast, meaning that there’s plenty to entertain on cooler […]

Stay near Pembrokeshire Film Locations

Now that you have read my last blog all about how Pembrokeshire has played its own part in some of the most popular films and television programmes of recent years, it felt wrong to write about anything other than where you can stay to be near where the action happened! Yes, we’ve handpicked our very own selection of cottages where you can stay – all of which are nearby to the Pembrokeshire locations which you can spot on the silver screen! If you’re envious of the views of Pembroke Castle seen in Me Before You, then look no further than […]

Pembrokeshire on Film

Pembrokeshire’s literary connections are well known; Dylan Thomas wrote one of his most famous pieces, Under Milkwood, whilst living at his Boathouse in Laugharne and Roald Dahl favoured the seaside town of Tenby for his Easter retreats during his childhood. The county’s connections to the big screen on the other hand, may not be such common knowledge. But it is surprising how many times our western Welsh county has made its appearance in the cinemas, and occasionally on the smaller screen too. Robin Hood filming at Freshwater West For the past twenty years, the world has been obsessed with the […]

Legendary Places to Visit with your Dog

As you may have heard, this year is Wales’ Year of Legends, celebrating the country’s rich history both real and mythical told through tales passed from person to person. Here’s a few legendary historical sites that are perfect to go with your dog on a holiday to Pembrokeshire. Cilgerran Castle Located near Cardigan, Cilgerran Castle is in a stunning location overlooking the Teifi with two massive round towers still standing today. This was first established by the Normans as a ringwork castle and is approximately 800 years old. Dogs must be kept on leads, but are welcome here. With a […]

All Things St Davids

St David’s Day means many things in Pembrokeshire. It means kids dressing up, the girls as traditional Welsh women (or ‘flower pot ladies’ as I used to call them as a child, due to the strange hat. Google it and you’ll see why) and boys with flat caps and tank tops. It means cawl served at every pub, more often than not made by the landlady herself. And it means pinning a leek or a daffodil to your chest, or a more recent phenomenon is wearing a daffodil headpiece so you resemble a sort of Celtic Teletubbies sun. These traditions are […]

Stay in amongst the Tales of Pembrokeshire

Over the last week we’ve been releasing a series of videos featuring storytellers from around the county telling some Tales of Pembrokeshire, to coincide with National Storytelling Week and the start of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends. From a strange haunting at Carew Castle, to medieval pirates of Tenby, the legends surrounding Pembrokeshire help to make up the rich story of the county. When visiting Pembrokeshire, it’s tales provide another layer to your stay if you dig a bit deeper into the surrounding area. You never know what you might discover! Having watched the videos and heard the tales, here […]

Dreaming of Summer Sunshine…

January is the Monday morning of the months; the festivities of Christmas have come to an abrupt end with the start of a new working year, the nights sometimes seem everlasting, and the weather can be less than cheerful. It’s no wonder than many of us start looking ahead to the warmer months for motivation to help get through this month-long Monday morning. And what better motivation than thoughts of a summer spent in Pembrokeshire with warm days, summer sunshine and sand between the toes? Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a summer holiday with over 40 beaches to choose […]

Guest Blog: Dark Sky Wales

To celebrate the recent launch of our Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences, we reached out to our pal Allan at Dark Sky Wales to see if he would share some of his recent experiences with us. Allan and his team have been visiting Pembrokeshire over the past few months, exploring different places of interest and observing the different perspectives of the night sky from across the county. Kindly, Allan put together a little blog for us all about his recent adventures which you can read below! The county of Pembrokeshire offers magnificent scenery and plenty of adventure by day, but have you […]

November 2016’s Supermoon

As you may already be aware, we here at Coastal Cottages have recently launched Stargazing Experiences available through our Concierge service. These experiences consist of an evening spent at your holiday cottage with a professional astronomer, courtesy of our pals at Dark Sky Wales, who will teach you all about the night skies covering constellations and mythologies as well as instructing you how to take your own images and use equipment such as binoculars and telescopes. To read more about the Stargazing Experiences available, click here.  Since launching these experiences, we’ve understandably been paying a little more attention to the […]

Pembrokeshire Stargazing Experiences

We realise that holidays are about memorable experiences just as much as fantastic cottages, and that’s precisely the reason why we developed our Concierge Team. If you’re unfamiliar with the area and need recommendations of things to see and places to go, our Concierge Team are on hand to do just that. You can also book a whole host of holiday hampers, in-house spa treatments, activities and experiences through our Concierge Team too. We’re excited to announce that we are now offering Stargazing Experiences* in partnership with Dark Sky Wales! If you’ve received a copy of our new 2017 brochure already, you […]

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