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Bosherston Lily Ponds

Bosherton, Pembrokeshire

Location Guide

Bosherston has become famous for its lily ponds. They are located on the south-eastern side of the Castlemartin Peninsula. They were formed by the Stackpole Estate in the 18th-19th centuries by blocking three narrow limestone valleys and they are now protected as a nature reserve.

As well as being noted for its otters, waterfowl and water lilies, the Ponds have good stocks of coarse fish, particularly pike and tench, with roach, perch, and eels also present.

Fishing is by permit only which are available from Ye Olde Worlde Café, Bosherston.

It is within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Also See Nearby attractions:

Bosherton Fort and nearby is the secluded Barafundle Bay with its wide expanse of sand and usually few people.

This Picture is of Seven-Arch Bridge - Brosherton Lilyponds

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Bosherton Lily Ponds, Pembrokeshire

Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

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Visit Pembrokeshire

Other useful websites:

National Trust - Stackpole

Nearby Locations: Bosherton Fort     Barafundle Bay
Other Relevant pages: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park


Planning Grid


Bosherton Lily Ponds, Pembrokeshire

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Getting there:

From Pembroke take the B4319 and take the turning on the right to Bosherton between St Petrox and Merrion.


From the car park follow the path across footbridge.


Car Park in Bosherston


Cafe in Bosherton and picnic site nearby

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

Lily Ponds and nearby sandy Barafundle Bay.

What to take:

Wide angle lenses, tripod

Nature watching:

Otters, waterfowl, coarse fish such as pike, tench, roach, perch



Nr Stackpole





01646 661216

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By: Tracey Park Section: Gardens Section Key:
Page Ref: bosherton_lily_ponds Topic: Gardens Last Updated: 03/2011

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