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South Pembrokeshire Wins Trio of Bloom Awards

There was great news for the South Pembrokeshire areas recently, as the region scooped three of the Wales in Bloom awards.The awards took place in Rhyl and saw the area win in three categories. The ‘Small Country Town Trophy’ was the biggest win, with the town of Tenby getting first place with a Silver Gilt; the award was picked up by the Tenby in Bloom chairman, Clr. Mrs. Sue Lane. The region also saw awards in the ‘Hotels, Guest and Public Houses and Restaurants’ class and the ‘Caravans, Camping and Holiday Homes section for sites under 100 units’ category.

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Pembrokeshire attraction to get penguin pool

One of the favourite attractions visited by those staying in Pembrokeshire cottages will soon be even better after plans for building a home for penguins were approved. Folly Farm is visited by kids and grown ups alike for a fun day out with animals in South Wales, and now the animal family is increasing with the addition of penguins. The proposal for a £500,000 penguin pool was approved by Pembrokeshire County Council this week.

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Ironman Wales is a Great Success

This past Sunday saw crowds of athletes flock to Tenby’s North Bay to compete in one of the UK’s hardest sporting events. The beach was packed with over 1,300 athletes from around 40 countries taking place. As you would expect with an event of this size, the competition drew in thousands of spectators to the area, some of which were visiting during Pembrokeshire cottage holidays.

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Restoration of historic Tenby fountain completed

A landmark in Tenby was restored to its former glory last weekend, after being kept in storage for the last 21 years. The Dyster Memorial Fountain had stood in the centre of Tudor Square for over a century, and back when it was first erected it was very important as a drinking water provider for the public and for horses. With the arrival of the automobile however, the fountain became a bit troublesome due to its location in the middle of the square, and was unfortunately damaged by a lorry in 1991.

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Red Bull World Series Cliff Diving Comes to Pembrokeshire's Blue Lagoon

The Pembrokeshire coastline near Abereiddy will see the only UK venue to hold the forthcoming Red Bull World Series Cliff Diving competition on September 7 - 8. This is the long awaited debut for Wales to hold this prestigious cliff diving event. The event will take place in Pembrokeshire's Blue Lagoon, close to St David's, located within the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Competitors will be diving from a cliff height of 27 metres into the Irish Sea.

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See Wales's Fittest at Ironman Wales

With the Olympics now underway it seems like 2012 is a year that will test the strength and physical fitness of people from all four corners of the world. Wales is no exception, and on 16th September in Pembrokeshire the Ironman Wales triathlon will be taking place for the second year running.The day is a gruelling test for Pembrokeshire’s men and women to find out if they have a will of iron and can last the whole race; a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. The run by itself is approximately the distance of a marathon, so the scale of this challenge is huge.

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Pembrokeshire Coast on the Big Screen

For those spending their holidays in Pembrokeshire cottages, a visit to Marloes Sands is a must. Not only because it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Wales, but because you will be treading on the same sand as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

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Pembrokeshire scene for Hollywood blockbuster

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have descended upon the luscious sands of Pembrokeshire once again, with the picturesque region being used for yet another blockbuster production.It was the turn of Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth to meet the gorgeous stretch of Marloes Sands, proving to be the perfect spot to film scenes from the much anticipated screenplay Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Pembrokeshire obtains twelve blue flag beaches

The impeccable beaches of South Wales have fallen to praise once again, with Pembrokeshire boasting 12 stretches of sands that have earned the prestigious blue flag status.The blue flag award system is governed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), putting beaches around the country under stringent testing on categories such as water quality, environmental management, facilities.Pembrokeshire saw 12 beaches earn the coveted accolade, with the region obtaining the most of any other across not just Wales, but the whole of the British Isles.

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