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Welcome to the Bluestone Blog! Here you can read about who we are and what we do, as well as everything new and exciting that is happening in our area 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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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

Pembroke Castle

Princess Nest The Helen of Wales

By Terry John

Princess Nest, Helen of Wales; king’s daughter, king’s mistress, kidnap victim, wife to a Norman conqueror, mother of a large brood of children, pawn in a power struggle, survivor. You may never have heard of her, but her story is as romantic and dramatic as anything created by a novelist. Read More

Stream at Treehouse in Village

Bluestones Holy Well and Folklore of Pembrokeshire Springs

By Terry John

Near the east end of the ruined church at Bluestone, where the slope drops sharply away to form a large u-shaped depression, a spring of water bubbles out of the ground. From there, the water runs down through the culvert that passes the walls of the Tafarn and then into the Bluestone lake before hurrying on to join the brook flowing alongside the Nature Trail in Penglyn Woods. The stream, now much enlarged, continues on a downhill course until it meets the Eastern Cleddau near Blackpool Mill. Read More


Historical Traditions Of May Day In Wales

By Kathryn Slade

When we talk of May Day celebrations, we tend to think of children dancing around a maypole, ribbons clutched in their hands, or of Morris Dancers, bells jingling, performing on village greens. In many communities there will be village fetes, where the beer flows freely and trestle tables sag under the weight of sandwiches and cakes. Read More

St Govans Chapel

St Govans Chapel History

Tucked away in a cleft in the rocks on the south coast of Pembrokeshire near the village of Bosherston is one of Wales’ most magical buildings. It is a tiny chapel dating from perhaps the 13th century, though it may stand on the foundations of something much older. It marks the site where St Govan, a 6th century hermit, chose to live a religious life, with only the sea birds for company. Read More

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