<![CDATA[EventPicture UK - Tourism and News]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:49:48 -0100Weebly<![CDATA[Cwm Deri Vineyard (Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, South Wales)]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:07:11 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2016/07/cwm-deri-vineyard-martletwy-pembrokeshire-south-wales.html
Claudy and raining from time to time. I am am on my way to the Cwm Deri Vineyard in Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. About 10 - 15 minutes drive from Oakwood Theme Park. Cwm Deri Vineyard is not just a farm, but you`ll find there an restaurant which offers Lunch 7 days a week. Evening Meals Friday/Saturday. There is a wine tasting available at any time the restaurant is open, including over your evening meal in the restaurant.
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Various vines and liqueurs are available.
According to the friendly staff, bookings is highly recommended for Sunday Lunch & Evenings. 
Sitting in their restaurant, enjoying a great view our of the conevaroty, having a Caffee Latte and a Welsh Pasty. (£7.30)
Cwm Deri is aalso a licensed Wedding Venue, beside offering a no-children touring caravan and camping site.
Cwm Deri`s own wine and spirits may be bought at their restaurant store, beside Welsh cheese and other Welsh or locale produce.
Tasting some of their alcoholic drinks, I prefere myself Cwm Deri "Coffi Cymreig Liquer" and their "Elderport" Portwine 17% ABV. (20cl, £10.90 and 50cl, £18.50). Whiles the Portwine is Cwm Deri`s own produce, I strongly belive, that the Coffee Cream is bought from Penderyn (Wales only Whiskey Destilery), re-labeld and sold under the name Cwm Deri. 

Penderyn is selling it`s own "Merlin Welsh Cream Liquer" 70cl at a price of £18.76 / 17% ABV
Cwm Dery "Coffi Cymreig Liquer" (Welsh Coffee Liquer) is sold for £19.95, 50cl / 17% ABV
As I have tasted Pendreyn`s Merlin Liquer before, I am sure that this unique taste is a taste of Pendreyn.
Penderyn: "Merlyn is a unique, magical blend of the finest Welsh malted barley spirit and pure fresh dairy cream and has a wonderfully smooth, mellow and irresistible flavour. Merlyn is presented in a dark, rich, matte bottle with hand drawn calligraphy reflecting its smooth and mellow flavour."

As Mike, the manager of the vineyard admitted, whiles Ichatting with him, only wine is really produced at their winyard...
Still, Cwm Deri offers a broad and tasty range of various and unique Welsh wines. 
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Entrance to the vineyard.
I recommend Cwm Deri`s vineyard for nice days out, good food or even for honeymoon.
My stars: 4*****
Open 11am-5pm from March 1st - October 31st, 11am-4pm in November, December and February, Jan - Closed.
Telephone: 01834 891274 
Martletwy
Pembrokeshire
SA67 8AP
Use postcode in your Sat Navigation only until you see one of the "Cwm Deri Vineyard" ( Brown Signs)
- Remo -
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<![CDATA[St. Osyth`s Well & the church of St. James the Great]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:46:36 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2016/07/st-osyths-well-st-james-the-great-church.htmlTravelling from Luton (England), back in time, I came along the small, but more than 1000 year old and historically important village of Bierton. You`ll find there the St. Osyth`s Well, named after the Saxon princess Osyth and church of St. James the Great, as well as an 16th century Pub, the "Red Lion", who had to play a part of the English civil war...
Read here more about St. Osyth`s Well, the St. James the Great Church and see some interesting photographs. - Remo -
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<![CDATA[Visit to Rhondda Heritage Park]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:29:18 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2016/07/visit-torhondda-heritage-park.html
Visiting Wales - Visit the Rhondda Heritage Park, near Pontypridd. Rhondda area is highly recommended, as having a fantastic landscape, geat history and beautiful towns and vilages within the Rhondda valleys. The Rhondda Heritage Park South Wales is a tourist attraction which offers an insight into the life of the coal mining community that existed in the area until June 1983.
Opening times are from 10.30 am. Within the visitor centre (entrance building) of the old mining area you will find in the upper floor a lovely cafe. A Cafe Late, freshly prepared just £1.50. But you may order also a full meal.
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Rhondda Heritage Park, Trehafod, Rhondda, South Wales, as seen from the hills. The coal mine had a deep of about 900 feet / 300 meters. There are tree shafts.
The Visitor Centre includes an indoor 'village street', artefact exhibition galleries, the temporary exhibition gallery. The gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, memorabilia of the coal mine and Wales at large.
Getting there is quiet easy, when using a navigation system. In front of the entrance building, you`ll find an large and free car park. The car park might be used to discover more of the area later on. There are underground tours at £3.75 each person. A family of 4 = £10.75. Groups, children and concessionaires have further reduced fees. Underground tours are available 11:30am and 1:30pm daily (advisable to pre-book via - see at bottom of page). The tour times vary, the length of each tour is about 1 hour, and includes the outside and underground tour.  If you don`t want to spend money, all buildings outside can be seen and partly visited free of charge. (But, what a shame, to not participate!)
Rhondda Heritage Park includes historic buildings linked to the coal industry including a explosives magazine and winding house. You can see artifacts and exhibition displays that provide an understanding of the daily life of a coal miner. 
The visitors centre offers also a free access to parts of the museum, beside free admission to parts of the outside area. 
You are free to take pictures. Please keep in mind, when going underground, it will get pretty dark down there, please wear good shoes. 

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Anyone, good by feet should visit Rhondda Heritage Park, and enjoy a time of "Back in Time". Highly recommended for families, children school classes. Children will find outside a nice kids playground.  The children's play area, 'Trefor & Bertie's Energy Zone'.  (for children up to 13 years. Age two and over £2.00 (Late Admission after 2pm £1.00). 
Exploring the energy cycle in a unique, fun and educational way. Take some lunch with you, if you like to safe on food and drink. Just make sure, taking your litter with you. - Read More and see more pictures on our Rhondda Heritage Park tourism page. Have fun! - Remo -
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Rhondda Heritage Park - Underground Tour. Please be aware, that you wont have this bright light. It`s pretty dark down there, as to give you an realistic mining experience.
Enjoy traditional Welsh markets or shop til you drop at larger stores, nearby town centres have it all.

Pontypridd (low cost carparks within and around the town) and Aberdare (low cost car parks) have bustling markets and there old-fashioned main streets in Treorchy, Tonypandy and Porth. (Port offers free parking within the "high street" and close by car parks.)
Llantrisant offers crafts and culture, and there’s a warm welcome in the cafes and small shops streets of Mountain Ash and Ferndale, all of them set in dramatic countryside with fantastic walks and tourist attractions only minutes away.

Aberdare
Unlike other valley towns, Aberdare spreads across a broad vale with an open aspect. Home to over 35,000 people and known as the Queen of the Valleys, Aberdare is a busy shopping town which combines an eventful history with a grand scenic setting.

Ferndale
At 300 metres above sea-level, Ferndale in the Rhondda Fach is the highest town in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Llantrisant
In 1346 the archers of Llantrisant serving under Edward Prince of Wales rendered invaluable service to the English King in his wars against the French.
Mountain Ash
Like other valley communities, Mountain Ash owes its existence to the coal boom of the nineteenth century, becoming a sizeable town within a very short period of time.

Pontypridd

Nestling at the foot of steep, wooded slopes where the River Rhondda joins the River Taff, Pontypridd is a bustling, traditional market town, a place of curiosities and characters which also happens to be home to the 16,000 students of the University of Glamorgan.

Porth
In Welsh, Porth means "gateway", and standing at the confluence of the rivers Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach, Porth is at one and the same time the gateway to the Rhondda and the narrow portal which gives access for the two historic valleys to the great world outside.

Tonypandy
The name of Tonypandy, which actually means the "pasture of the fulling mill" has gone down in history as the place where striking miners, faced with starvation wages, rioted in 1910, leading Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, to send in the Army.

Treorchy
The name of Treorchy is indelibly linked the World over with the famous Treorchy Male Voice Choir, and indeed this town, the only one in the Rhondda ever to host the National Eisteddfod, can truly claim to be the cultural capital of Fawr and Fach, with the award winning Parc & Dare Brass band, a Choral Society and the Park and Dare Theatre all based in the town.
Important note; The underground tour has been recreated, as it used to be and is just 3 - 5 metres down.
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Opening Hours:
We're open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Cafe opening - 11.00am - 3.00pm
Rhondda Heritage Park
Coed Cae Road
Trehafod,
01443 682036
www.rhonddaheritagepark.com/ (new window)
My rating: 
5***** for an fantastic day out!
- Remo -
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<![CDATA[Milford Fish Festival starts of Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2016]]>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:43:32 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2016/06/milford-fish-festival-starts-of-pembrokeshire-fish-week-2016.html Milford Haven`s Fish Festival - 25.06. - 26.06.2016 Milford Haven, Fish Festival, Pembrokeshire, Fish Weeks, Festivals, Wales, Tourism, Welsh Festivals, Wales Tourism, Haverfordwest, Harbour, Port, Coast, Coast Line,
Milford Haven, Wales (c) EventPicture UK - Fish and sea food was the dish of the last two days at Milford Haven Fish Festival on Saturday and Sunday. 

Thousands welcomed Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2016 back to Milford Haven shores.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week features a variety of events, from cooking demonstrations to marine fun days, coastal foraging, learn-to-fish events, seashore picnics, and more across the county of Pembrokeshire throughout the whole week.

Starting the week of events, Milford Fish Festival offered a range of tasty treats, live music, and entertainment. 
The "IRENE" - briefly appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Vessel, Irine

Awarded the Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships.

The "Pirates of the Carrebean" sailing vessel "Irene" ancored at the fishing harbour. 


Visitors where welcome to enter the 1904-1907 build sailing ship, by a pirate captain. 

The festival came along with cookery demonstrations, local bands, and plenty for little ones to do.
If you would like to discover the "IRENE", and sail around, check out the website. You may book your special trip.
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<![CDATA[Festivals & Welsh Holidays]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:25 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2016/06/festivals-welsh-holidays.html
The patron saint of Wales is Saint David, Dewi Sant in Welsh. St. David's Day is celebrated on 1 March, which some people argue should be designated a public holiday in Wales.

Other days which have been proposed for national public commemorations are 16 September (the day on which Owain Glyndŵr's rebellion began) and 11 December (the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd).

The traditional seasonal festivals in Wales are:
Fish Festival and Fish Week in Pembrokeshire. A festival celebrated in June / July of each year. 
Calan Gaeaf (a Hallowe'en or Samhain-type holiday on the first day of winter)
Gwyl Fair y Canhwyllau (literally Mary’s Festival of the Candles, but equivalent to Candlemas and Imbolc)
Calan Mai (May Day, and similar to Beltane)
Calan Awst (or Midsummer, equivalent to Lughnasa)
Gŵyl Mabsant celebrated by each parish in commemoration of its native saint, often marked by a fair
Dydd Santes Dwynwen, a Welsh equivalent to St Valentine's Day
Calennig is a Welsh New Year celebration



This list of festivals is showing some few festival activities over the year in Wales.
There is also a Beer and Food festival in Swansea. Festivals in Cardiff, and much more.
visit again for actual updates and pictures.
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<![CDATA[Events in Wales]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:26:17 GMThttp://eventpicture.co.uk/2/post/2015/12/events-in-wales.htmlList of Events in Wales - January - December
January

  • See in the New Year in the heart of Cardiff. Calennig (the Welsh word for New Year celebration/gift) offers fun for all the family 
  • The fun (and very cold) Barry Island New Year's Day Dip (link is external) takes place each 1 January. Fancy dress is optional


February



March



April

 
May and June

July
August


September


October



November and December


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Events given for general information. Please check with the official sites for details.


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* All event info`s on this page from wales.com
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