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         3 Croft Court              The Union Flag

Tenby Harbour and town seen from the cliff top gardens in front of Croft Court

Tenby Harbour and town seen from the Croft Court gardens

         The medieval walled town of Tenby makes an ideal holiday destination at any time of year, for as the renowned artist Augustus John once said:

          " You may travel the world over but you will find nothing more beautiful; it is so restful, so colourful and so unspoilt. "

Part of the town wall and Five Arches, Tenby
Leaving a Caldey boat in the harbour

         The bustling town which lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has many bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a wide variety of interesting shops. Its narrow streets which are lined with Georgian and Victorian colour-washed buildings lead to a picturesque harbour protected by Castle Hill and St. Catherine's Island.

         Tenby's Welsh name 'Dinbych-y-Pysgod' means 'Little fort of the fishes' and it is here, from the headland where the first defenses were built, that there is a lovely view of the town with St. Mary's Church at its heart and of the four golden sandy beaches which surround its shores. These beaches, very different in nature, provide clean, safe bathing.

View of Castle Sands and South Beach from the footpath around Castle Hill

         Off shore lies the monastic island of Caldey, which is well worth a visit.

Attractions within easy walking distance:

  • Access to the Coastal Path
  • Best Blue Flag beaches in Britain
  • Boating, sailing, surfing, sea fishing
  • Evening shopping with late night opening
  • Golf
  • Good choice of pubs and restaurants
  • Guided historic walks
  • Public gardens with stunning views
  • Stunning scenery within the National Park
  • Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre
  • Tenby Museum, an excellent local museum
  • Trips by boat from the harbour to Caldey Island

Local attractions:

  • Carew Karting
  • Folly Farm: animals, funfair and a restaurant
  • Greater Wedlock Dinosaur Park
  • Heatherton Activity Centre
  • Herons Brook Animal Leisure Park & Golf Centre, Narberth
  • Manor House Wildlife Park and Zoo
  • Milton Manor: outdoor activities
  • Oakwood Theme Park
  • Ritec Valley Quad Bikes

Car trips not too far away:

  • Boat trips to the offshore islands Skomer & Ramsey
  • Bosheston Lilly Ponds
  • Carew, Manorbier and Pembroke Castles
  • Castell Henllys: reconstruction of an Iron Age village
  • Colby Lodge Gardens (National Trust)
  • St. Davids: Britain's smallest city
  • St. Govan's Head with its hermit's chapel at the foot of the cliff
  • Laugharne: home of Dylan Thomas
  • Narberth: beautiful little town with shops and a castle
  • The Preseli Mountains

The cliffs between Manorbier & Lydstep
Giltar Point
On the coastal footpath:
The cliffs between Manorbier and Lydstep
  On the coastal footpath:
Giltar Point
The harbour boats during the winter
Pleasure boats take passengers aboard on Castle Beach
Boats in the harbour are painted during the winter   Boarding pleasure boats on Castle Beach
Tenby and its harbour from Castle Hill
On the path to the pier in Tenby harbour, Croft Court in the distance
Tenby and its harbour from Castle Hill   On the path to the pier in Tenby harbour
An inlet between Waterwynch and Monkstone, just off the coastal footpath
Monkstone Point and its beach
On the coastal footpath:
An inlet between Waterwynch and Monkstone
  On the coastal footpath:
Monkstone Point and its beach

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