Landshipping, derived from the words ‘Long Shippen’, meaning ‘long cow shed’ is a sleepy and rural hamlet steeped in agricultural and marine history, nestled on the banks of the eastern Cleddau and mostly covered by the Pembrokeshire National Park. It can be accessed by car, boat and foot.
Situated in the parish of Lawrenny and Martletwy, it is just a short drive to a variety of pubs and nearby attractions, such as Oakwood Theme Park, Bluestone Water Park and Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.
It really is a perfect place to base yourself for everything that Pembrokeshire has to offer, especially if you appreciate a friendly, but tranquil, unspoilt and off the beaten track area. Although the old pub in Landshipping has now closed, the neighbouring village of Lawrenny (just under 4 miles away) is home to the very popular Lawrenny Arms, located at Lawrenny Quay and serves great food all year around.
The pontoon at Lawrenny is conveniently attached to the front of the pub, offering ideal access to the river. Well known author and former jockey ‘Dick’ Francis, born in nearby Lawrenny, attended the one-class Old School House in Landshipping, attending on average two-three days a week and cheekily spending the rest of the time in the saddle. Born on the family’s Pembrokeshire farm in 1920, Francis followed in the footsteps of his male relatives and spun a career in horse racing, riding for the Queen Mother, before finally becoming an award winning author later in life.
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