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Welcome to the Bluestone Blog. Here we give you a little insight into who we are, what’s new with us, what it’s like to work at a holiday village, what’s happening on the resort, what we’re loving at the moment and much, much more. We’re open all year round, whatever the weather, so there’s always something fun and exciting going on at Bluestone – and we’re sure to be behind the scenes blogging about it! 

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St Justinians Lifeboat Station

St Justinian The Holy Man and Martyr

By Terry John

On the coast not far from St Davids is the little cove of St Justinian’s, dominated by its lifeboat station. Close to the top of the steps leading down to the beach are the ruins of the 16th century chapel of St Justinian, though earlier chapels are known to have existed on the site. Read More

Traditional boat

The March to Bosworth Field

By Terry John

During the afternoon of Sunday, 7th August 1485 a fleet of thirty ships appeared off the coast of Pembrokeshire, making their way across the restless waters from the south. As the sun began to set, about an hour after high tide, the flotilla turned into the mouth of the Milford Haven waterway and dropped anchor beneath the high, dark red sandstone cliffs on the north side of the Haven at a point where a narrow rocky shoreline fringed a small cove known as Mill Bay. Read More

Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales

By Terry John

Gerald of Wales, or Geraldus Cambrensis as he was also known, was one of the most remarkable figures of the 12th century - and he was born in Pembrokeshire! He was a scholar, churchman, Bishop-elect of St Davids, reformer, courtier, diplomat, writer, would-be crusader, an agent of English kings, champion of the Welsh church, outlaw, theologian, naturalist, recorder of gossip and legend and a traveller. Read More

Pembrokeshire Coastline

Historical Shipwrecks and Treasure of Pembrokeshire

By Terry John

The coastline of Pembrokeshire is famous for its spectacular beauty and for the rich variety of its wildlife. Craggy headlands and rocky coves, as well as the offshore islands, provide sanctuaries for puffins, choughs, fulmars and cormorants, whilst it’s not unusual to spot seals and dolphins frisking through the waves below. And there is a fascination in watching the waves surge over the rocks to burst in gouts of white foam. Read More

Sunset at Bluestone Village

History of St Johns Eve

By Terry John

If you are staying at Bluestone on 23rd June, St John’s Eve, prepare yourself for the unexpected, especially as darkness falls. As our ancestors knew, it is one of the most powerful and supernatural nights of the year, one of the three y tair ysbrydnos or spirit night of the year. Read More

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