West Blockhouse

The first time we saw the West Blockhouse work had not started on the refurbishment.  A dark, dank and dreadful building, void inside of all floors and only a broken rusty spiral staircase hanging down in the middle of the dripping interior.  No way was Landmark Trust going to be able to renovate this building.  Of course we shouldn’t have been there but we had managed to find it.  We departed sorely disappointed – we were never going to be able to stay there.  Twenty-seven months later we spent Easter there.  How does the Landmark Trust manage it!  Hanging over the cliff at St Anne’s point in Pembrokeshire this old fort has a drawbridge, dungeon and roof top.  It is wonderfully warm and ingenuously reinvented.  From the battlements you are able to watch large tankers sailing into Milford Haven.  Well done Landmark Trust you did an excellent job preserving this fort.


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