Scolton Manor and County Museum: Warpool Court Hotel's Peter Trier Buzzing Over This Destination
“When we're expecting less than perfect weather, a day at Scolton Manor makes the perfect outing,” recommends Warpool Court Hotel owner Peter Trier.
Little more than a half-hour drive from the hotel, Scolton Manor is a 19th century house sitting in 60 acres of lovely woodland and park. There’s plenty here to keep you entertained for the day.
Whether you choose to begin your visit inside or outside, there’s lots to see and do. If you start inside the manor, the moment you step across the threshold, you’re transported to the Victorian era. There are three floors to tour where you’ll learn about the previous owners and the home’s use as a hospital in World War II.
Outside, you can take a walk along the Sculpture Trail. You’ll encounter ancient Welsh myths about a red dragon, King Arthur and a man reputed to be a Welsh Robin Hood. If you haven’t already encountered them in your travels around Pembrokeshire, you’ll see “Sacred Stones” linked to local legends. Your imagination will run wild when you see a sword in stone as in the stories about King Arthur, as well as the magical Holy Grail.
At the back of the Manor House, you can take a leisurely stroll around the lovely walled garden and view the stables. See if you can find the place where the names of the last horses kept here have been marked.
Don’t miss the Beekeeping Centre next to the stables. Managed by Pembrokeshire Beekeepers' Association, this facility is the centre of excellence for beekeeping in in the county. If you’re scared of being stung, don’t worry! You can view it all from behind a bee-proof fence. You’ll see live hives used in training beekeepers and a bee hive exhibition. There’s even a live “Bee Cam” showing the workings in a hive and the “Honey Kitchen” where the honey is bottled. Remember to pick up a jar or two from the gift shop before you leave.
If you have children with you, check out the children’s play areas which include climbing and scrambling walls, a wooden maze, swings and slides.
When you get hungry, pop to the tea-room which serves homemade cakes, snacks and light lunches. Or if you prefer, you can bring along a picnic of your favourite foods. Dogs on leads are welcome too, so the whole family can enjoy a day out and lots of exercise in the fresh air.
When you’re ready to begin planning your holidays, why not check our availability at Warpool Court Hotel, either for our secluded holiday cottage or one of our 22 ensuite rooms, each with its own spectacular view of either the coastline or the Pembrokeshire countryside.