Aberaeron Mackerel Festival 30th August 2014
The humble mackerel is celebrated every year at the Aberaeron Mackerel Festival. The harbour comes alive with colourful stalls, bands and a parade led by a 20-foot fish. The parade starts outside Tourist Information Centre at 3pm, marches around the town and finishes at Aberaeron Yatcht Club.
Mackerel are attractive fish with silvery undersides, vertical blue green stripes on their backs and deeply forked tails. They are efficient swimmers and stay together in shoals. It is quite common to catch more than one at a time.
Health experts recommend eating two portions of fish a week - one oily. Mackerel has delicious oily flesh rich in protein and fatty acid omega-3, which can help to protect the heart. It is also an excellent source of vitamin D, which is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth.
Guests in Aberaeron holiday cottages can join in the fun and eat mackerel to their hearts content safe in the knowledge that they will be enjoying a healthy snack.
Minawel is a fabulous pet friendly holiday home overlooking Aberaeron Harbour with comfortable accommodation for 8 in 4 bedrooms. It is currently available for the week beginning 30th when the Mackerel Festival will be in full swing. What a super way to begin a family holiday on the Cardigan Bay Heritage Coast. For full details click on Minawel.
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