Category: History


Roald Dahl Day, 13th September

Just one month away, on Wednesday 13th September, is Roald Dahl Day. A day dedicated as a way of recognising the incredible talent of an author who has now infiltrated all walks of life for many across the world. Despite being categorised as children’s literature, Dahl’s works have become deep-rooted in our society having been translated into nearly 60 languages and with estimated sales totals of 200 million books worldwide, over 50 million of those being in the UK alone. His works are by no means limited to being bedtime stories. Some of his books have become part of our […]

Its National Park Week – Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

It’s no secret that The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park boasts the most beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife in Britain – and with it being National Park week, we thought we could boast a little more! The National park week celebrates all the beauty and wonder of Britain’s 15 spectacular breathing spaces. Walking through the Park you’ll be rewarded with more than the fresh sea air rolling off the soaring cliffs and stunning views. There’s lots of wildlife along with all the natural beauty from butterflies fluttering under your nose to being within touching distance of seal pups along the beach, […]

Top Picnic Places In Pembrokeshire

As it is national picnic week, why not grab your baskets, delicious treats and large cosy blanket and head to the great outdoors! Don’t know what location to choose? Well to help you decide we have narrowed down 5 top places that we think make for an ideal site for a good old fashioned picnic! Scolton Manor Scolton Manor is ideal for a family picnic day out, Built in 1842 as a family home, with its 60 acres of beautiful green grass and unspoilt wood land there is plenty of space to choose from. The Victorian Manor House makes for […]

Pembrokeshire’s Hidden Waterway: The Cleddau Estuary

With three edges of the county, Pembrokeshire is often fondly remembered for its spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches. With 186 miles of coastal path, over 50 beaches and coves, and a handful of interesting islands off the shores, there is certainly a lot to explore along the coast. That being said, it’s important not to overlook the rest of our county. After all, some of our most magnificent attractions are within the county’s rolling countryside. Pentre Ifan in the north is the alleged site of the original Stonehenge bluestones and driving across the Preseli hills between Haverfordwest and Cardigan is […]

Easter Events in Pembrokeshire, 2017

Here in Pembrokeshire, we’ve been spoilt with a couple of sunny weekends recently. Those kind of weekends where you sit at the beach with an ice cream and a friend, making plans and dreaming about the summer. To give you peace of mind, we’re doing our best to keep the sun shining over our beautiful coastline for those of you who are packing your suitcases and loading up your cars in preparation for the Easter holidays. It’s looking bright out there today but fear not, we’re no strangers to breaking out a little sun-dance should the skies cloud over. (Note, […]

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 […]

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