Stackpole is a village located in the south of Pembrokeshire, Wales. The pretty village lies 4.2 miles (6.8 km) south of Pembroke in between Freshwater East (to the east), and Bosherston (to the south west).
Stackpole has a public house, The Stackpole Inn, which occupies the former village Post Office, a building of 16th century origin. The village is surrounded on all sides by woodland and arable farmland, which are part of the Stackpole Estate, one of several grand countryseats of the Scottish Cawdor family, whose main residence was Cawdor Castle at Nairn.
Most of the estate was requisitioned in the Second World War to create a training ground for troops, and unfortunately, this made the estate unviable and The Cawdors left to return to their Scottish estates. The mansion house, Stackpole Court, fell into disrepair and the remnants of the estate were given to The National Trust who now care for the landscape and wildlife of this part of Wales.
The village is a super countryside holiday location with a choice of several sandy beaches including the award winning Barafundle Bay and Freshwater East. Other attractions include the beautiful Bosherston lily ponds noted for otters, waterfowl and water lilies.
Stackpole is also fortunate to be on the route of the wonderful All Wales Path (Wales Coastal Path) which offers great coastal walking trails both to the east and west. Cliffs, sand dunes and tiny coves alternate along an eight mile stretch of coastline, with the limestone cliffs from Stackpole Quay (a tiny harbour used by local fishermen) to St Govan's Chapel being an important site for breeding seabirds.
Close by are the historic castles of Pembroke and Carew, and the theme parks of Oakwood and Bluestone, also within a very short drive are Manor House Wildlife Park, owned by Anna Ryder Richardson, and the seaside resort of Tenby.