Aberaeron Mackerel Festival Parade is led by a giant paper mackerel
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. Continue reading “Aberaeron Mackerel Festival 30th August 2014” »
Robert Owen celebrated socialist and founder of the cooperative movement was born in Newtown Mid Wales
The bustling market town of Newtown in Mid Wales was birthplace to the famous socialist Robert Owen (1771-1858), a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Continue reading “Robert Owen famous Welsh socialist was born in Newtown” »
If you have ever been on vacation to Cardigan coast holiday cottages
and had the pleasure of experiencing the Cardigan’s River & Food Festival then you will know what an event this is! Having grown to an occasion that attracts thousands of people to the town every year and about to run its sixteenth year organisers will once again be bringing a true celebration of quality and diversity. This will come from offerings by the magnificent local independent food producers that flourish in the area.
Continue reading “Taste sensations and much more at Cardigan River and Food Festival” »
With the centenary of World War I taking place this summer we decided it would only be right to remember those who lost their lives in the Great War, which sadly wasn’t the “War to end all wars”.
So we’ve dug up the story of the men who are believed to have been the first to die in the conflict, and who come from Pembrokeshire. Continue reading “Pembrokeshire and the outbreak of WWI” »
Beaumaris ‘Jewel in Anglesey’s crown’
Beaumaris, the jewel in Anglesey’s crown, lies along the eastern entrance to the Menai Strait gazing out across the tidal waterway separating Anglesey from the coast of North Wales. Lined with elegant Regency town houses, interesting boutique shops and galleries it has a unique and genteel charm.
Beaumaris has always been known for its scenic beauty a fact that is reflected in its name ‘Beau‘ beautiful, ‘marias‘ marsh. A fabulous location for Beaumaris holiday cottages.
The Menai Strait between Anglesey and main land Wales
Beaumaris foreshore is a delightful place to sit and enjoy the hustle bustle of the beautiful waterway with stunning Snowdonia Mountains as a back drop but the treacherous Menai Strait is definitely not recommended for swimming. However Beaumaris has got a secret.
White Beach Anglesey
Just 2.5 miles to the north of Beaumaris and close to the village of Llangoed is White Beach. A perfect cove for swimming, fishing, sun bathing and beach barbecues, flanked by Fedw Fawr headland full of orchids and wild ponies. It even has its own huge fossilised coral reef exposed at low tide. It’s a real gem and a fabulous location for Llangoed holiday cottages.
Are you good at keeping secrets?
Following previous decades of making a living tending his flocks in the glorious rugged landscaped mountains of Snowdonia Dafydd Morris is calling time on his career and as such is selling his slice of Snowdon.
Continue reading “Would you buy Snowdon? It could be yours for a mere £7m” »
Anglesey has a fair share of fabulous beaches scattered along its rugged coast line. Visitors staying in Anglesey holiday cottages
can choose beaches suitable for surfing according to weather and tidal conditions. Continue reading “Anglesey Surfing Beaches” »
If Tenby holiday cottages
are your favourite place to stay for a vacation then now’s your time to show it.
For the past seven weeks the Welsh public using their voting power to cast a vote for their favourite locations across Wales as part of National Trust Wales’ Special Places campaign. The competition has now heated up as the ten different locations that have been selected from across Wales have been shortlisted. So just who will make it to the top spot?
Continue reading “National Trust Wales Special Places top 10 revealed” »
Richard Harrington Welsh star of BBC Wales drama Hinterland
Welsh actor Richard Harrington, who starred in the BBC Wales drama Hinterland will start a group of swimmers as they cross the Menai Strait for charity on Saturday 2nd
August. Continue reading “Menai Strait swim for charity” »
Big House near Harlech
Big House and Little House are two charming pet friendly holiday properties side by side but completely independent of each other. They stand in the stunning Snowdonia National Park 5 miles from Harlech’s pretty town, magnificent castle, golden beach and Royal St Davids Golf Club. Both properties enjoy sublime views across the Dwryd Estuary to Tremadog Bay, unique Portmeirion on its wooded headland and the Rhinog Mountain range beyond.
Little House near Harlech
Big House, a former farmhouse, sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms and welcomes 2 dogs (1 free). Little House, a former farm cottage, sleeps 2 in 1 double bedroom and welcomes 2 dogs (1 free). The properties can be rented individually or together. A perfect combination for extended familes to enjoy a holiday together in North Wales.
For full details click on Big House and Little House