Tenby

Tenby Harbour

The picturesque harbour at Tenby.

The premier holiday resort in the county.  Three Blue Flag beaches and a dramatic setting overlooking the norman castle and harbour attract visitors from all over the world.

The town is surrounded by the medieval town walls, believed to be the most complete town walls in south Wales. Inside the walls is a maze of narrow streets where the main shops cafes and restaurants are to be found.

The remains of the castle on Castle Hill overlooking the harbour, date from the 13th century. It was built on the site of an old Welsh fort called Dinbych-y-Pysgod which is the Welsh name for Tenby. It translates as little fort of the fishes.

Just offshore is St.Catherine’s island which is dominated by a fort built in 1869.
Near the harbour is the Tudor Merchants house which is now in the care of the National Trust.

Two miles offshore is Caldey Island with its Cistersion Monastery. The monks farm the island and produce Caldey perfume and chocolate. It is open to visitors who access the island via a boat service from Tenby harbour. The monks sell island produce through their shop in Tenby which is close to the Tudor Merchants house.

Tenby has a wide range of accommodation from 4 star hotels to award winning holiday parks.

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