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Welsh Writers

We are lucky in Wales to have so many great poets and authors, past and present – here is a list of just a few:

Roald Dahl

Internationally renowned children’s book writer Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff in 1916 to Norwegian parents. His famous works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Matilda which have since been made into feature length movies and watched by millions across the world.

Farmer Rachel reading Matilda during Clydey Children’s Club

Today, to honour his successes we hold an annual Roald Dahl birthday party for children at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff. In 2016, to mark the 100th anniversary, Cardiff was be transformed into the ‘City of the Unexpected’ following a variety of events and celebrations throughout the summer.

[Video provided by National Theatre Wales, who led the performances with the Wales Millennium Centre]

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas is one of our most well known and most brilliant writers. He celebrated Wales in both his work and his life and has left behind some of the best-known poems of the 20th century, including Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night and the play for voices Under Milk Wood.

Dylan Thomas was born and raised in Swansea, which is now home to the Dylan Thomas Centre, a focal point for studies and events based around the life and work of the poet himself. The Centre has a permanent exhibition on Dylan Thomas and his life and hosts the annual Dylan Thomas Festival during October and November.

Today the Dylan Thomas Prize is awarded every two years to recognise the best published writer in English aged 39 or under from anywhere in the world. Dylan’s Day is also firmly established in the calendar on 14 May; a great time to remember his works and perhaps inspire future generations to take up poetry.

Dylan Thomas' Boat House - where he wrote "Under Milk Wood"

Dylan Thomas’ Boat House – where he wrote “Under Milk Wood”

See more prolific Welsh writers via this link :-

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Year Of The Sea – Visit Wales

Year of the Sea

In 2018 we’re celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline, and inviting visitors to discover new epic experiences all around our shores, with special events and attractions throughout the year.

Coastal Path View

This is our Year of the Sea. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path runs the whole length of our coastline, passing seascapes of breath-taking variety, from fens to towering cliffs, featuring hundreds of harbours, coves, inlets and islands, and 230 beaches. Every cove and clifftop comes with legends of pirates and smugglers, wreckers and saints. There are classic harbour towns, modern marinas, ancient castles and elegant Victorian and Edwardian resorts.

There are 50 magical islands, set in seas that are home to seals, porpoises and Britain’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins.

There are dozens of activities to try: sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, kitesurfing, coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding, rib-rides and surfing. Or follow the rivers upstream to the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs.

Coasteering – just jump in!

Wherever you are in Wales, you’re never more than just over an hour from the sea. So wherever you stay – rural cottage or boutique hotel – there’ll be an epic shore nearby.

With a language and culture that’s the oldest in Britain, a warm Welsh welcome, and food and drink made with skill by passionate people… this is the greatest coastal experience of 2018.

Welcome to our epic shores. #Findyourepic




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Best 21 Baby & Toddler Places To Stay In UK

We are delighted to appear at the top of Kiddie Holidays’ list of Baby & Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In The UK

Thank you to Jo and her team for a great review, and her “Mini Guide To Pembrokeshire With Babies & Toddlers

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Tripadvisor Excellence Award

We are once again delighted to announce that Clydey Cottages have received a TripAdvisor Excellence Award for 2017. This is the 7th year in a row that we have achieved this prestigious accolade.

Thank you to all our wonderful guests who take the time to review their fun filled family holidays and the sheer hard work of the whole team based at Clydey. Thank You !

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The Sun In Scotland

We appeared in the Scottish edition of the Sun yesterday, a great review by Magnus Hunter, who had a fantastic holiday with his young family at Clydey last year.

“I’ve never seen my girls get up out of bed as quickly as they did in the mornings (except at Christmas!), bouncing off the walls and shouting about feeding animals.”

“Our trip to Clydey Cottages was one of the best family breaks we’ve ever been on. This resort is aimed at families and makes going away with kids very easy and more importantly very enjoyable. Extremely child-friendly, everything and anything you can think of is catered for on site by Jacqui and her team.”

Please click on this link to read the whole review The Sun In Scotland


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