Archive for the ‘Pembrokeshire’ Category


Stained glass in St Mary’s Church, Tenby.

This is probably the last post from the August holiday in Pembrokeshire and it features my pictures of two churches – St Mary’s in Tenby and St Nicholas & St Teilo in Penally.

But since it is Remembrance Day this weekend, first here is the war memorial in Penally. It’s impossible to focus on (more…)

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Bumble bee on dahlia, Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, August 2013

I’m still ploughing through all the pictures I took on holiday in Pembrokeshire in August. These are from Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest. Here I will mostly focus on the garden, but (more…)

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The newest Tenby lifeboat…

During our recent stay in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, we went to visit the lifeboat station. In fact we came across it by chance, as we had been walking up Castle Hill to the museum and just (more…)

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The walled garden at Colby…

This was my first visit to Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth in Pembrokeshire, for decades. So it was my first visit with a digital camera. The garden is (more…)

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The monastery on Caldey Island…

No holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, is complete without a trip across the water to Caldey Island, famous for its Cistercian (Trappist) monks.

We set off around 10am on (more…)

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Painted houses overlooking the harbour in Tenby…

It’s time for some more pictures from my August days in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, a very old town well known for its colourful painted houses and hotels. In Welsh its name is Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning (more…)

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The view through our ogee-arched windows at the Penally Abbey Hotel in Pembrokeshire…

Dorset was not the only place we holidayed this summer. We also went to Pembrokeshire in West Wales, where we explored the area around Tenby. I’m afraid I took LOTS of pictures, so I will feed them through my blog in themed chunks, probably more than one post a week, over the next month.

There will be Tenby itself, a trip to Caldey Island, plus visits to a couple of gardens. But for now (more…)

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View of Strumble Head Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire, from the car park...

I think this is the last post from my summer vacation and it’s a quick visit to Strumble Head, a rocky (more…)

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View of St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, from the gatehouse

In August we visited St David’s in the far west of Pembrokeshire and here are my pictures of the wonderful cathedral.

It is believed that it was built on the site of the monastery of St David, Abbot of Menevia, who died in the year 589.

Construction of the cathedral started in 1181, although it has been altered a lot since then, and in the early 14th century Bishop Gower built the nearby bishop’s palace, now a picturesque ruin.


Ruins of the 14th century bishop's palace, St David's, Pembrokeshire

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