Llanstadwell is a small village, parish and community in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the north bank of the River Cleddau between Milford Haven and Neyland, and directly opposing Pembroke Dock. A small but active community, Llanstadwell includes the settlements of Hazelbeach, Mascle Bridge (or Mastlebridge), Jordanston, Waterston and Little Honeyborough, and is a prominent feature of the estuary waterway, great for boating and yachting.
Nearby Neyland has a fantastic history dating back to the 1850s. The Great Western Railway, under the direction of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, had reached the main county town of Haverfordwest by December 1853. From there the decision was to take the line south to Neyland. Although only a few miles distant, the intervening high ground meant that a circuitous route had to be taken. Neyland at the time was little more than a small village but Brunel decided on Neyland as the terminus that would form the main link to the United States, creating a history of boat and shipbuilding which is still evident today, long since the use of Neyland as a trading route had diminished.
Brunel’s influence is still found in the area today, where Neyland Marina, Brunel Quay, and Neyland Yacht Haven can be found just a short walk west of Llanstadwell, and offers first-class facilities for small berth holders, as well as enjoying unrivaled views of the estuary down towards Milford Haven, past the Port of Pembroke. You will also be able to find fantastic food options at The Bar and Manillas. Other fantastic eateries and amenities can be found in nearby Milford Haven.
Just a short walk past Neyland Yacht Haven, you will also find Westfield Pill, an old railway line following the old Great Western Railway line, which is surrounded on its western side by woodland and to the east by a 20-acre lake, and now a spectacular flat walking route and cycleway, taking you away from the marina through to Johnston, and eventually leading you to Haverfordwest. This is a great walking or cycle route for anyone thinking of an active family holiday.
Close to the nearby Cleddau Bridge, Llanstadwell also offers a fantastic location close to historic Pembroke and South Pembrokeshire.