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This week Andrew Price visits Snowdonia, Ruth Wignall puts Welsh days out to the test and Nicola Hendy goes in search of spring wildlife.

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Catch up: Coast and Country, Series 2 Episode 5

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This week our presenter Andrew Price travels to the Upper Swansea Valley to The National Showcaves Centre for Wales.

Carl Edwards is in North Wales visiting victorian mansion Pale Hall.

He finds out more about the mansions royal connection and discovers more about the turbine installed in 1920 and powered by stream water which continues to provides electricity.

Ruth Wignall and her family continue their quest to find some of the best days out in Wales. This week they visit the smallest city in Britain, St Davids. They take a tour around the Cathedral before pony trekking along the beach in Nolton Haven.

Coast & Country: Looking ahead to the Easter weekend

It’s a bank holiday weekend so on Coast & Country this Friday Ruth and her family head to St Davids to visit the spectacular cathedral. They have a guided tour of the building with Rev Canon Dorrian Davies and visit St David’s shrine.

And there’s horse riding from Nolton stables, some 20 minutes away, to the beach at Nolton Haven.

Ruth Wignall and her family visit St Davids Cathedral Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Andrew is on the tourist trail too as he visits the National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the upper Swansea valley and discovers how the caves were first discovered by two local brothers.

Ashford Price, National Showcaves Centre for Wales, talking to presenter Andrew Price Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

As well as seeing some of the world famous formations within the caves, Andrew also meets cave photographer Brendan Marris to find out what it takes to capture the most spectacular caving images.

He ends the day with a visit to the cathedral cave which houses 40ft waterfalls.

Carl Edwards heads to Pale Hall near Bala which has been generating it’s own electricity, thanks to a turbine powered by a nearby stream, for nearly 100 years. Indeed the heaters were left on while the house was derelict for some 20 years, helping to save it from ruin.

Pale Hall, Llandderfel, near Bala Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Start your bank holiday weekend with Coast & Country.

This episode of Coast & Country is on Friday April 18th at 8.00pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

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Coast & Country: Exploring one of the top ten must see castles in Europe

Andrew visits Carreg Cennen Castle, voted one of the top ten must see castles in Europe. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

This week Andrew Price visits Carreg Cennen Castle and Farm in Carmarthenshire.

Voted one of the top ten must see castles in Europe, Andrew finds out more about its history and with the summer shows fast approaching helps prepare the farms Pedigree Longhorn Cattle for competition.

Ruth Wignall and her family attempt the muddiest assault course in Wales, when they visit Clyne Farm Centre in Swansea.

Hannah travels to North Wales to find out how the lambing season is progressing Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Hannah Thomas meets agricultural students at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi before visiting experienced sheep farmer Edward Archdale at Penbedw Estate, as she finds out how the lambing season is progressing.

Coast & Country is on Friday, 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales.

Coast & Country: Series 2, episode 3

In this episode:

Presenter Andrew Price travels to Waterfall Country.

He finds out more about the industrial heritage of the area and taking a look at the natural beauty of the waterfalls and wildlife.

Carl Edwards is in Denbighshire visiting the Rhug Estate and meets owner Lord Newborough.

Carl also gets busy in the butchery and has a go at clay pigeon shooting.

Nicola Hendy heads to the North Wales coastline in Aberdyfi.

She meets kite buggying champion Karen Cartlidge before learning to kite buggy in tricky conditions.

Coast & Country: Learning to kite buggy

Nicola learns to kite buggy Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

This week presenter Andrew Price travels to Waterfall Country.

He will be finding out more about the industrial heritage of the area and takes a look at the natural beauty of the waterfalls and wildlife.

Carl Edwards is in Denbighshire visiting the Rhug Estate and meets owner Lord Newborough.

Carl Edwards travels North to visit the Rhug Estate. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Carl also gets busy in the butchery and has a go at clay pigeon shooting.

Nicola Hendy heads to the North Wales coastline in Aberdyfi. She meets kite buggying champion Karen Cartlidge before learning to kite buggy in tricky conditions.

Coast & Country is on tomorrow at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales

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