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20 things to do within 20 miles of Bluestone

Pembrokeshire is packed with things to do, but if you do venture out you'll discover Bluestone is in the heart of an area bursting with family days out.

Here are just 20 amazing day trips that are located within 20 miles of our resort, where you will be visiting?

 

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1. Barafundle Bay

Distance: 15.5 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 5LS

Why should we go?

Beautiful soft golden sand and crystal clear waters, it’s often voted as one of the best beaches in the world. Barafundle Bay is a natural haven nestled on the south coast of Pembrokeshire. You have to wander through some woodland to reach it, but stepping on the beach feels like arriving at a paradise island.

 

2. Manorbier Castle

Distance: 12.2 miles from Bluestone Postcode: SA70 7SY

Why should we go?

A Norman castle which stands right on the coast, perched on the cliffs in the historic village of Manorbier. Steeped in folklore, explore the grounds and be surrounded by fairytale turrets, looming great halls and centuries of history.

 

3. Newgale Beach

Distance: 17 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA62 6AS

Why should we go?

With two miles of golden sands to explore, this beach is perfect for surfers and sandcastle extraordinaires!

It’s a Blue Flag beach with lots of facilities including a café, pub and surf shop.

 

4. Pentre Ifan

Distance: 19 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA41 3TZ

Why should we go?

Dating back to the Neolithic period, Pentre Ifan is an amazing example of megalithic site and the most popular in Wales. Pentre Ifan is a splendid burial chamber with a huge capstone delicately poised on three uprights. This remarkable, atmospheric site is matched by spectacular rural views in every direction.

 

5 and 6. Stack Rocks and the Green Bridge of Wales

Distance: 16.6miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 5EB

Why should we go?

This natural arch and rock pillars have been carved over hundreds of years to create an iconic part of the Pembrokeshire coast. The arch is roughly 80 feet high (24m) high and has a span of 66 feet (20m).

The upper surface of the arch is covered with vegetation, giving it the name 'Green Bridge'. The road to the car park passes through an army tank range - call this number to check if the way is open: 01437 776499.

 

7. St Govan’s Chapel

Distance: 17.2 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 5DR

Why should we go?

This little chapel is built into a gap in the cliffs by a Hermit who encountered pirates on his way to Wales from Ireland so legend would have it. Count the steps on the way down and on the way back up, you’ll never reach the same number. To get the chapel, you can start your walk from the Bosherton Lily Ponds, going via Broad Haven Beach and the coast path to arrive at the tiny chapel.

 

8. Bosherston Lily Ponds

Distance: 17.1 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 5DN

Why should we go?

A beautiful walk, lined with nature and photo opportunities. Explore the dunes and pools of the Mere Pool Valley, admiring the thousands of lily pads and crossing the causeways as you go. At the end of the walk you’ll be rewarded by the golden sands of Broad Haven South!

 

9. Pembroke Castle

Distance: 11.1 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 4LA

Why should we go?

Built around 1093, Pembroke Castle has a fascinating history including being the birth place of future king Henry Tudor in 1457. Make your way around the Great Keep, Dungeon Tower and marvel at the Great Map – the largest map of Wales in the world and the largest painting in the UK.

 

10. Carew Castle

Distance: 6.6 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA70 8SL

Why should we go?

2000 years of history, lots of activities during the school holidays, and a nice looped walk around the tidal mill pond. Carew Castle is only a short hop from Bluestone and has a year-round program of entertainment, not to mention plenty of ghost stories!

 

11. Freshwater West

Distance: 18.6 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA71 5AH

Why should we go?

A great place to watch surfers catching the waves, this beach starred in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one and two providing the backdrop to Shell Cottage.

 

12. Tenby Lifeboat Station

Distance: 13.4 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA70 7BS

Why should we go?

Helping to keep us safe around the Coast. Tenby is one of the busiest lifeboat stations in the UK, get up close to the Lifeboat, you might even see it launch thanks to the work of the fantastic volunteer crew. Plus there’s the wonderfully picturesque town of Tenby to explore, which should be on every Bluestone holiday list!

 

13. Pembrokeshire Llamas

Distance: 10.7 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA66 7QH

Why should we go?

Trekking with Llamas? Need we say more! If you are looking to do something completely different during your Bluestone holiday, this is the one for you. Pick your favourite and take it for a walk with this family-run company found in a beautiful area of Pembrokeshire.

14. Dylan Thomas’ Boat House

Distance: 19.3 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA33 4SD

Why should we go?

With stunning views it’s easy to see why Wales’ greatest poet chose to make this his home. The Boathouse terrace offers wonderful views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond, and you can imagine Thomas working away in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse with its remarkable and inspiring views of three estuaries.

 

15. Colby Woodland Garden

Distance: 7.8 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA67 8PP

Why should we go?

These beautiful gardens are perfect for picnics and walks. With rope swings and stepping stones take your Bluestone Free Range Fun ethos out and about!

 

16. Folly Farm

Distance: 5.6 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA68 0XA

Why should we go?

If your little ones are animal mad, the Folly Farm is a must visit when you're in Pembrokeshire. Take a stroll around the Jolly Barn, home to the farm yard animals, play in the parks, enjoy the indoor funfair, and wander around the outside zoo. Say hi to the animals for us!

 

17. Marros Horse Riding

Distance: 12.7 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA33 4PN

Why should we go?

From beginners sessions to beach treks our friends at Marros cater for all. Whether you’re a natural horse rider or you’ve never saddled up before, the team here will help you explore Pembrokeshire on horseback – one of the best ways to do it!

 

18. Llys-y-Frân

 

Distance: 11.2 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA63 4RR

Why should we go?

Llys-y-frân offers walking with a difference – with a circular route of 6.5 miles through woodland and alongside the stunning reservoir. The park is undergoing some redevelopment at the moment so check it’s open before you travel.

 

19. Scolton Manor

(Image credit: Scolton Manor/Facebook)

Distance: 12.9 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA62 5QL

Why should we go?

The site of the county museum, Scolton Manor offers a great family day out with something for all. Visit the sensory gardens, play in the park and learn about the history of the Victorian Manor House.

Ok we cheated on this one but it is 100% worth the extra 4 miles...

 

20. St David’s Cathedral

Distance: 24 miles from Bluestone
Postcode: SA62 6RD

Why should we go?

A trip to Britain’s smallest and Pembrokeshire’s only city is a must during your visit. Take a walk around the Cathedral of our Patron Saint and enjoy this most peaceful and picturesque city. There are endless cafes, little shops and galleries to discover along the way. There are many more places to visit that we couldn’t fit on this list, but if you need more ideas don’t hesitate to ask one of friendly staff – they know Pembrokeshire best!

 

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