After many years of restoration Cardigan Castle is finally set to open its doors on 15th April. Having driven past the castle for years, with its contractors signs, cordoned off road lane and restricted access, I’m really looking forward to having a nose around on the inside! In addition to the restored castle itself there are gardens, an open-air theatre and a restaurant and of course, the best view of the river Tefi in town.
I’m delighted to see that Newport is highly recommended in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Guide to Pembrokeshire. They have this to say about the town:
“It doesn’t look like much as you drive through, but little Newport – not under any circumstances to be mistaken for its city namesake – is the discreet holiday hideaway of well-heeled Welsh speakers, and English money looking for something less obvious than Cornwall or Sandbanks. There are hardly any visual clues; it’s the absence of things that gives the game away – no tat-shops, football tops, or lagery crowds. Instead, there are superb pubs and restaurants, a first-rate butcher and fishmonger and, tucked half-a-mile down from the main drag, a delightful boat-bobbing estuary. A drink at the boat club, as the sun goes down, begets the satisfying glow of knowing you’re in precisely the right place. “ Read More
The Fishguard International Music Festival runs from 19th-30th July and once again promises to be a 12 day celebration of all that’s great in classical music. Now in in its 45th year the Festival continues to bring together some of the best musical talent from Wales, the UK and the international community. This year’s programme includes:
- Orchestral concerts from BBC National Orchestra of Wales, members of Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Sinfonia Cymru and National Youth Orchestra of Wales
- A fully-staged production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
- Chamber music from Peter Donohoe, Alissa Margulis, Per Nystrom , Maggini Quartet and La Mer Trio
- Choral music from the John S Davies Singers
Thinking about Christmas and New Year in a Pembrokeshire Cottage?
What could be more delightful than spending Christmas and New Year in a Pembrokeshire Cottage?
If you are thinking of spending Christmas and New year in a Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottage, then Treffynnon may just fit the bill. With AGA in the kitchen, wood stove in the living room and underfloor heating throughout, you will be snug and cosy, whatever the weather. Read More