Monday, 22 March 2010

Holidaying in Carmarthenshire

My friend and I, plus our two dogs, recently stayed at Cwrt y Cadno, very conveniently placed on the outskirts of Carmarthen town.   We had a fantastic week and the weather, although very cold and frosty, managed to stay dry throughout the week.   We didn't venture too far but visited Kidwelly Castle, Pembrey Park (lots to do here for young children as well as miles of beach), Gelli Aur (lovely parkland with deer), the National Botanical Gardens, Aberglasney Gardens, Paxtons Tower - the panoramic views from which are fabulous and lastly we spent the day at Dinefawr Park and House N.T.   A wonderful holiday had by all

Llancaiach Fawr 16th C Manor House, Brecon Beacons

Stepping into Llancaiach Fawr Manor just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park is like stepping back in time. Built during a period of turbulunt civil unrest the manor house is one of the finest examples of semi fortified homes in Wales today. Restored and furnished as it would have been in 1645, run by
staff wearing period clothes and speaking old English the transformation is complete. If you are stilll not convinced maybe a glimpse of one of the resident ghost will reasure you.

Parts of the garden too have been planted according to evidence uncovered during extensive scinetific research into the original design.

Llancaiach Fawr offers a fascinating day out. There is a gift shop, ongoing events including ghost tours you can even get married here
Cathy & Angelo

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Medieval House, Gwynedd

Just to the east of Pwllheli (around 3 miles) discover Penarth Fawr, a Welsh gentry medieval house dating from the 15th century. Renovated in the 1930s, with adjacent stables, it's a fine example of a medieval house, retaining many of it's original features. Craft centres are also on-site, and you can buy specialist ceramics and pottery. Penarth Fawr Medieval House, Chwilog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PR.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Barmouth, Snowdonia in March

The weather was great in Barmouth last week with fine views of Cader Idris beyond Barmouth Bridge.The fishermen were busy on the harbour preparing their lobster pots ready for the first fishing day of the season.Above is the "Round House" near the seafront, erected in 1834 as a lock up.It consists of 2 cells,one for men and one for women.It was mainly used to house drunkards who were sent there to sober up.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2010

A Seriously Fishy Festival
If you love fish and shell fish and want to experience the very best of the Pembrokeshire coastline then put a date in your diary for Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2010
from June 26th to July 4th

Multi award winning with more than 200 events including gourmet tastings, cookery demos and talks, island rambles, adventure watersports and many more coastal activities.
Dont miss it!

Penderyn Distillery - Brecon Beacons

Penderyn Distillery is located in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Learn about the history of whisky making in Wales. Take a tour of the distillery. See the still and bottling line in action producing one of the worlds finest whiskies and visit the tasting room to sample some of the delicious Welsh spirit.
Cathy & Angelo

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Langorse Lake, Brecon Beacons

Strolling along beside Langorse Lake is a delight.  The scenery is wonderful , walking is gentle and the wildlife enchanting. Remember to carry your camera and some tit bits for the birds.
Cathy & Angelo
The Big Pit at Blaenavon is one of Britain's leading coal mining museums, in fact it is a real coal mine. There are facilities to educate and entertain all ages including the world famous 300' deep underground tour to see how life was for thousands of miners. Your guide might even be a real miner.

The Big Pit really is a fascinating attraction, well worth donning a miners helmet for the occasion and its FREE!
Cathy & Angelo

Monday, 1 March 2010

Swans at Bosherston Lily Ponds, south Pembrokeshire

A fabulous site on the Lily ponds at Bosherston, south Pembrokeshire.
Angelo & Cathy