Travel to Tenby
Published: Saturday 24th Jun 2017
A picturesque town with colourful houses lining the route down to the busy harbour. Here you will find a mix of pleasure boats taking visitors to Caldey Island, home to the Cistercian monks and other tours around the scenic coastline. Fishing boats provide locally sourced fresh fish, which is sold on the harbour and in local eateries in Tenby and the surrounding areas.
Boasting three beautiful sandy beaches, a lifeboat station, and quaint cobbled streets where visitors can ride on a horse drawn carriage. St Mary’s Church is a focal point of the town with an eclectic mix of surrounding shops and restaurants.
North Beach is overlooked by the promenade with Goskar rock jutting out from the golden sands, with the harbour to the West, home to the Tenby Sailing Club.
The beaches provide space to creatively build sandcastles, take part in a range of water sports or to relax in the Summer sunshine on a deck chair eating ice cream and watching the world go by.
Take a stroll around Castle Hill and be sure to visit Tenby Museum, it’s the oldest independent museum in Wales and features local artists and exhibitions. Sit on one of the benches which overlooks St Catherine’s Island, a Napoleonic fort linked to Tenby at low tide. The Island was thrown into the spotlight last year as it featured in ‘Sherlock’ a popular BBC one drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Tenby is steeped in history with its prominent town walls dating back to the 13th Century, there are several gatehouses, a Barbican, now known as the Five Arches. The town became a popular tourist destination after the Victorians visited, claiming the resort provided real health benefits. The Tudor Merchants House owned by the National Trust, located on Quay Hill is where history is bought to life with interactive workshops, Tudor toys and costumes to wear.
Tenby is fast becoming a host town for several triathlon events throughout the year, July sees the Long Course weekend often thought as a warm up to the Ironman contest in September. The long course event sees nearly 7,000 contestants competing over three days within the town, Friday kicks off with the swim, Saturday is the cycle sportive and Sunday ends the weekend with a half or full marathon.
Step out on one of Tenby’s ghost walks, these are family friendly with tales of pirates and witches with a knowledgeable tour guide, be prepared for excitement.
If you like a spot of activity then Tenby has a challenging 18-hole links golf course with stunning views.
We hope to welcome you to Tenby soon!