Posts Tagged ‘ pembrokeshire ’

The lure of the county show

Aug 18th, 2017 | By

As part of a deal with fellow writer, Irene, Adrian visits the Pembrokeshire County Show to see just what attracts non-rural types to visit this traditional summer event.



Dog-friendly tourism awards

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

The awards are the idea of Pembrokeshire Tourism and Burns Pet Nutrition and reward those organisations in Pembrokeshire, a county where tourism and staycations have a more than average importance.



Returning Stonehenge

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
image of Stonehenge

500,000 bone fragments of Welsh ancestors should be returned with the Stonehenge stones so that they can become a shrine to Welsh heritage.



Where the experts’ holiday: Richard Harpham, kayaker and adventurer

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

Richard Harpham – one half of the leadership of the Big 5 Kayak Challenge, a small team taking on five distinct and unique expeditions, paddling some of the most challenging water on the planet – talks travel



Our tips for 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

Each year, Just about Travel asks its writers for their highlights and tips for the coming year. Because we are individuals just like all our readers, few ever agree with each other. That is partially because they get inspired by where they have been just like you do. In alphabetical order then, here are the destinations that our writers are tipping for this year as spots that you should seriously consider visiting,



Links along the Teifi

Jun 24th, 2013 | By

Adrian follows the River Teifi linking just two small places – Cilgerran and Cenarth – and finds that it matches and surpasses many over-hyped visitor draws.



Coastal Wales: the guide

Nov 20th, 2011 | By

Coastal Wales might be wet, but it’s also wonderful. Your guide to the award winning region, starts here…



Pembrokeshire Fish Week Begins

Jun 24th, 2011 | By

Tomorrow is the start of one of the biggest tourist attractions in wales,- the fish week in Pembrokeshire. Over the coming days there will be 250 events throughout the county making it one of the most successful that a single county has ever tried to organise.



Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards

Mar 16th, 2011 | By

The county is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Last year it was named by National Geographic Magazine as having the second best coastline. Not in Wales, not in Britain, not even in Europe. No, the magazine said in the whole world. Which must have buoyed the 570 members that make up a group called Pembrokeshire Tourism. Especially since the county had done so well in the National Tourism Awards as well.



Visiting Tea Plantations

Apr 30th, 2010 | By

Now here is a different day out for you to consider. Visit a tea plantation. But how can you visit it in a day you might ask? The answer is because you don’t have to go to India, Sri Lanka, China or Kenya to see a tea plantation. Go to Pembrokeshire instead.
Now I am not deceiving you. There is a tea plantation based in Pembroke Dock. Obviously not the plantation but the company. Called the obvious, the Pembrokeshire Tea Company, the plan is that by 2015 all their tea will be locally grown. They’re not quite there yet as they have to blend their tea within tea from other countries but in a few years time it will be totally Welsh leaves that go into the tea.



Skomer Marine Nature Reserve.

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By

This year is the 20th anniversary of Skomer becoming a marine nature reserve back in 1980. Twenty years on, it is still the only reserve of its type in Wales despite the fact that many other places, Ramsay and Bardsey for example, probably should have similar status.
It means that the tourists who go out and sail around the island or for those privileged few who can visit the island in from April to the end of October (maximum 250 per day) see a greater selection of wildlife and flora than were there twenty years ago. Some can even stay in the farm complex but are limited to 16 per night. So what brings visitors to Skomer and what has been the effect of declaring it a marine nature reserve?



What are Brown Tourism Signs For?

Nov 15th, 2009 | By

You all know that brown signs are there to make it easier for the visitor to find and thus, visit tourism sites and attractions. Getting them can prove a lengthy process in some cases and it isn’t cheap. Two stories have surfaced in the last couple of months about the slipshod way the system appears to be working – or not working in Wales.



One Woman and Her Dog on Holiday

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By

Last year, for mother’s day, I treated my mum to a weekend away. She cashed it in June. Poppy, my Cockapoo puppy of just 6 months, came along for the ride.

This is the first holiday I booked with my dog, and so we started slowly. There are many websites around for dog-friendly holidays, holiday cottages, B&Bs etc. What the accommodations don’t tell you is that there is often a restriction on the Number – or type – of dog(s) that you are permitted to take with you.