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What's on in Pembrokeshire: November

The time has come to embrace the winter months, and when staying in Pembrokeshire this is easily done due to the exciting events planned for November. From exciting Bonfire Night celebrations to festive fairs to get you into the Christmas spirit, booking a last minute self-catering cottage in Pembrokeshire this winter has never been so appealing.  

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The Guide to Great Gadgets for a Dog Friendly Holiday

With 25 per cent of Britons being dog owners, it’s easy to see why the opportunity to bring them on holiday is becoming increasingly popular. The dog friendly holiday is something that we at Powells are great at providing, aiming to offer the perfect experience for all the family – plus the member on four legs. If you are looking to bring your pet on your cottage holidays in Pembrokeshire, here’s our guide to some of the best items you may wish to take along for the journey.  

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Happy 100th Birthday Dylan Thomas!

On this day, 27th October 2014, Welsh poet and wordsmith Dylan Thomas would have turned 100 years old. To mark this significant occasion, a number of venues have taken to commemorating this most celebrated of Welsh poets with special events and performances.

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Dylan Thomas: The Wordsmith of South Wales

“Do not go gentle into that good night,” Under Milk Wood, “And death shall have no dominion;” these are some of the famous works crafted by the great writer that was Dylan Thomas. Born in Swansea in 1914, he is arguably one of the region’s most well-known residents and his legacy and creativity continues to inspire the literary world to this day. With this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, here are some of the best ways to enjoy Thomas’ works near to your family cottage holiday in Pembrokeshire.

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X Factor's Jay James supports Saundersfoot's New Year's Day Swim

Those that attended or took part in Saundersfoot’s New Year’s Day Swim, sponsored by Powells, may recognise one of the X Factor’s 12 remaining contestants! Jay James, who is currently being mentored by Simon Cowell, took part in this year’s New Year’s Day swim, and also led the singing of Happy Birthday to swim mascot Charlie Shivers in celebration of the event’s 30th birthday.

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Superpod of Dolphins visit Pembrokeshire

A group of Sea Trust volunteers discovered a superpod of dolphins just off the coast of Pembrokeshire recently. The superpod is believed to have contained over 1,000 dolphins, which is the highest number of dolphins spotted in Welsh waters in the 10 years that the volunteers have conducted their research. Three other superpods have been spotted off the Pembrokeshire coast before, but this latest sighting could be another welcome boost to the region’s tourism industry as many people rent luxury Pembrokeshire cottages to get a glimpse of the area’s stunning wildlife.

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Whats on in Pembrokeshire: October

Pembrokeshire has been popular with families for years, but this October half-term the Welsh county pulls out all the stops. From beer festivals for the adults to spooktacular Halloween proceedings in a traditional castle for all, it is a great month to visit Pembrokeshire.

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Autumn named best season to surf in Wales

A recent article has named autumn as the best time to learn to surf on Britain’s enviable coast. With a whole range of beautiful beaches and surfing hotspots located on the Pembrokeshire coast, there has never been a better time to visit Wales for a short break.

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Great Gadgets to pack for your cottage holiday

If you are looking forward to your upcoming cottage holiday with us, it only makes sense that you will want to make your getaway as pleasant and as easy as possible. With the ever-enhancing levels of technology, it comes as no surprise that holidaymakers are continually bringing gadgets along to further enhance their experiences away from home. With this in mind, here’s our guide to some of the best you could take on your cottage holiday with us.

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Doctor Who filmed in Wales

Wales is often visited by hundreds of holidaymakers every year looking for a staycation with a difference, but this year Caerphilly Castle was visited by individuals from another universe as the Doctor Who cast rolled in for the filming of the eighth series.  Usually a popular stop-off on the way to holidays in Pembrokeshire cottages, Caerphilly Castle was the subject of attention for a different audience earlier this year as the Doctor Who cast filmed the third episode of the series, Robot of Sherwood.

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Whats on in Pembrokeshire: September

It may be the end of the summer holidays, but that by no means suggests that Pembrokeshire is closing down for the winter. With a jam-packed programme of events this September, the Welsh county proves once again that nowhere is better for a short break away than Pembrokeshire cottages by the sea.

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Pembrokeshire County Show the biggest yet

The annual Pembrokeshire County Show is already hailed as one of Wales’ largest summer events, but with over 100,000 visitors expected across the three-day event, 2014 is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Taking place over the 19th, 20th and 21st August, this immense show of Welsh local produce is second in size only to the Royal Welsh agricultural festival.

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