Pembrokeshire a TV star
Anyone who watched the BBC’s Countryfile last night will know that the programme is set to head to Pembrokeshire as they celebrate St David’s Day next week. Presenters of the popular weekly programme were filming in the western Welsh county earlier this month in preparation for the remembrance of the death of the country’s patron saint, Saint David, which falls on 1st March every year.
With Pembrokeshire being home to the city of St Davids, named after its status as the final resting place of the patron saint, it is only fitting that Countryfile celebrate this day in the county so popular for Pembrokeshire holidays.
Those on a day trip to Strumble Head whilst staying in Tenby earlier this month may have caught sight of Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison filming the famed Strumble Head porpoises. Alongside a team of Sea Trust volunteers and animal science students from Pembrokeshire College, Harrison managed to capture the majesty of the Pembrokeshire coastline, having caught sight of several groups of porpoises, grey seals, gannets and other sea birds.
Matt Baker in St Davids
Also in Pembrokeshire filming for St David’s Day was presenter Matt Baker, who visited St Davids itself. Here he is shown foraging for ingredients to make the traditional Welsh cawl, a favourite with Pembrokeshire locals as well as visitors to the area, especially around this time.
St David’s Day is always a great time to visit Pembrokeshire, with fantastic traditional events taking place such as the Oriel y Parc Dragon Parade in St Davids itself. St Davids is a great place to visit whilst on holiday in Pembrokeshire; as the smallest City in Wales and the United Kingdom with a population of just 1500, its quaint nature and ongoing traditions really show what Pembrokeshire is about.
To learn more about the history of St David’s Day and Pembrokeshire’s wildlife and traditions, tune in to Countryfile next Sunday at 7pm on BBC One.
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