Lydstep Haven

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Lydstep Haven
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Lydstep Haven
Lydstep Haven is located in Pembrokeshire
Lydstep Haven
Lydstep Haven
Location within Pembrokeshire
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTENBY
Postcode districtSA
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°39′02″N 4°46′02″W / 51.650556°N 4.767222°W / 51.650556; -4.767222Coordinates: 51°39′02″N 4°46′02″W / 51.650556°N 4.767222°W / 51.650556; -4.767222

Lydstep Haven, known in ancient times as Lis Castell, is an area in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in the community of Manorbier. Both the beach and caravan park are what is known as Lydstep Haven. Reached via the A4139 from Tenby and Pembroke.[1]

The hamlet of Lydstep contains the Grade I listed ruins of a "Bishop's Palace" across from the road from the Lydstep Tavern. Although called a palace, it is understood to have been the hunting seat of Lord St David in the early 14th century. Cadw describe it as a medieval house containing a first-floor hall and possible parlour, and vaulted undercroft in two unequal sections, constructed of limestone masonry with slate roof. Traditionally known as the 'Place of Arms', its name perhaps became mutated to 'palace' and was probably where the manorial court of Manorbier and Penally was held.[2]


  1. ^ Dalton, Nick; Stone, Deborah (30 December 2008). Frommer's Wales With Your Family: From Cliff-top Castles to Sandy Coves. Frommer's. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-470-72320-3. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Lydstep Palace, Manorbier". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 January 2014.

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