Mini guide to Tenby
Tenby is a holiday resort with some stunning beaches and a history stretching
back to the days of the Normans. It is located in the beautiful Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park in southwest Wales on what is know as the 'pig's snout'. There
are plenty of attractions here for the whole family and accommodation and entertainment
to suit all budgets.
Tenby North and South beaches are the big draw of Tenby and are the most popular
beaches in the resort with their golden expanses of sand and excellent amenities.
Castle Beach is also a local favourite, while Harbour Beach is pretty and joins
up with South Beach at low tide.
The town of Tenby boasts a striking parish church and the magnificent Tudor
Merchant's House, a fine example of early architecture with period furniture.
However, the focal point of the resort is the 12th century castle ruins and
the quay beneath.
Tenby is packed with attractions and activities for the whole family ranging
from crazy golf and fun rides for the kids to horseback riding and rambling
along the cliffs. Finding somewhere to eat and drink in Tenby is never a problem,
with fast-food joints on hand as well as several fancy fish restaurants.
Nearby Caldy Island is a small rocky mass lying just off the coast of Tenby
and features an ancient priory and a modern monastery, while close by Manorbier
is also known for its castle; the cliff top walk here from Tenby is fantastic.
To the north of Tenby, the seaside resorts of Saundersfoot and Carmarthen are
also worth a visit.
The M48 from Cardiff and the A48, A40 and A477 provide road access to Tenby
and trains run from Paddington Station in London via Swansea at 12:45 and every
2 hours thereafter. Four National Express coaches run to Tenby via Cardiff and
Swansea from London everyday. Cardiff and Birmingham international airports
are the closest, the latter of which has rail access.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Lamphey Court Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking