Bluestone, Pembrokeshire

Bluestone National Park Resort is a holiday park in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. The resort falls partly within the boundaries of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The park is owned by several private backers and Pembrokeshire County Council and employs over 700 people.

Bluestone
IndustryLeisure
FoundedJuly 2008
HeadquartersPembrokeshire, Wales
ProductsShort breaks, family holidays, leisure activities
OwnerBluestone Resorts Ltd
Bluestone
Website

The resort's accommodation consists of 344 timber lodges, as well as cottages and studio apartments set in 500 acres (2.0 km2). This area includes the Blue Lagoon (an indoor water park), Steep Ravine (an outdoor activity area), an indoor playground and a medieval themed activity area. The resort itself is centred on the "village" which has shops, restaurants, a pub, wine store and a spa.

Within the boundaries of the resort are a ruined manor house (known locally as Castell Coch) and the external structure of Newton North parish church.

The park is car-free (except on check-in and check-out days), but walking and cycling is encouraged. Electric golf buggies can be rented by day or for a full stay and are commonly seen around the park. A Dome is expected to open at Bluestone in 2018.[1]

The park is close to Oakwood Theme Park.

In 2016 Bluestone announced plans to spend £2.5 million restoring Blackpool Mill site with the addition of a miniature railway as a tourist attraction,[2] but following objections from the National Park, the plans were deferred by Bluestone,[3] and subsequently rejected, with Bluestone invited to re-apply.[4]

References

  1. Sion Barry (2016-12-20). "Bluestone to create 300 new jobs as staff given 30% stake in the business". Wales Online. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  2. "£2.5m plan to restore 19th Century Blackpool Mill". BBC News. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. "Blackpool Mill 'theme park' railway proposals deferred". BBC News. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. "Blackpool Mill's £2.5m restoration plans rejected". BBC News. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
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