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Beautiful stretch of coastline with sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds

Stackpole is both a listed designed landscape and an internationally important nature reserve. Footpaths radiate from the site of Stackpole Court, a grand mansion demolished before the National Trust owned this area. Exotic plantings in Lodge Park give way to mixed woodland further upstream.

The famous Bosherston Lakes were created 200 years ago to provide a backdrop to Stackpole Court. They have evolved into a wildlife habitat famous for its otters, water birds and dragonflies.

Cliffs, sand dunes and tiny coves alternate along eight miles of coastline. Barafundle is a jewel of a beach set between limestone cliffs and backed by dunes and woods. This secluded bay can only be reached by a cliff path walk from Stackpole Quay, with steep steps at either end. Stackpole Quay itself is a tiny harbour used by local fishermen and small pleasure boats.

Broadhaven South, at the foot of the Bosherston Lakes, is another safe family bathing beach while Freshwater West, a few miles west of the main estate, is Wales's premier surfing beach.

The development of a countryside house

Stackpole Court in 1900 

Check out the 3D visual impression on Vimeo of how the historic Stackpole mansion was developed over the centuries before it was finally pulled down in 1963.

Courtsite exhibition

The Game Larder at Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire 

We have a new exhibition area in the former dairy, brewery and game larder. Featuring a timeline of Stackpole's development, the preserved brewery and game larder bring a sense of its historic use.

Help from Europe

European Regional Development Fund logo © Welsh European Funding Office

We are pleased to have worked with the Welsh European Funding Office to invest considerably in improving the Stackpole Estate for you, our visitors. 

Find out what improvements we have made.

Spring into action

Stackpole bursts into life during spring and early summer.  You will be amazed at the variety of habitats that provide such an abundance of  birdsong, colourful flora and fauna.

Volunteer with us

We have many volunteering opportunities all year round.   Accommodation is available for long term volunteers, and you can enjoy activities on the estate or explore Pembrokeshire in your spare time.

We're happy - whatever the weather

Healthy walking

There are 30km of interconnecting paths here at Stackpole, including freshwater lakes, dramatic cliffs, dune systems and ancient woodlands for you to enjoy.

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