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St Brides Castle

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Winter events in Pembrokeshire

Posted by Luci Ackers on Sep 30, 2015
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With accommodation in such a quiet and cosy area, Pembrokeshire is perfect for a winter getaway! There are plenty of winter events and festivities to get involved in.

Winter events

Each November, Pembrokeshire holds the Tenby Blues Festival. This consist of music from national, international, and local bands that play to visitors in a range of venues throughout this seaside resort. Artists change each year and they attract people from all over. Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment! www.tenbyblues.co.uk.

In the little coastal town of Fishguard each year the Fishguard Autumn Festival brings with it food, drink, entertainment, and music. Taking place towards the end of October, the festival hosts a range of events including craft and artisan markets, competitions, music workshops, food evenings, theatre, art, live music, and children's activities. This year the festival takes place between 24th - 31st October 2015. Find out more: www.fishguardsautumnfestival.co.uk.

Hollywood

It isn’t well known that Pembrokeshire features in a lot of Hollywood films! The beaches, harbours, and general landscape provide directors with some magnificent scenery and settings. Places such as Freshwater West have appeared in films like Robin Hood (2010), starring Russell Crowe, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010) when Shell Cottage was constructed on the sands.

There are many different seaside locations that have been used over the years, so why not take a journey along the Hollywood trail during your stay? It offers plenty of bright and breezy walks along the way. Find the list here.

Wildlife

This is a great time of year for grey seals. Adults with their fluffy white pups can be spotted on the shorelines of the little islands Skomer and Skokholm, located just off the Pembrokeshire coast. Keep your eyes peeled for seals lounging on the quiet beaches and tucked into hidden coves, particularly between September and November.

Winter is coming! And that means a great many bird species will start their migrations. This could be an ideal time to visit one of the many nature reserves dotted around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes, located close to Cardigan, is a great hub for wildlife and information; there are four themed nature trails to follow and lots to see like waders, grebes and egrets. The craggy cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coastline can also provide welcome stop off points for those birds blown off course by Atlantic winds such as passage waders and seabirds.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a large celebration in Pembrokeshire. With accommodation choices ranging from log cabins to luxury hotels, you’ll find something that suits your style. In the popular towns of Tenby and Fishguard you can find a firework display and festivities in the squares. Most hotels host their own parties but the child-friendly celebrations offered by The Grove, Llys Meddyg, Druidstone, and the Bluestone Resort are renowned. On New Year’s Day it is tradition for locals to take a dip in Saundersfoot, are you mad enough to join them?

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Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.


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