Enjoying Tenby & the Local Area
Escape, explore and enjoy Tenby!... with the beautiful surrounding Pembrokeshire coastline on your doorstep.
Tenby is a unique place to visit with a beautiful harbour, cobbled streets and pastel coloured Georgian townhouses.
Walk barefoot on the golden sands or find a bench, relax and just take in the view - it will take your breath away!
On a fine day take a short boat trip over to Caldey Island which is owned by the reformed Cistercian community. You will discover a Monastery, old priory and an ancient church. Head out to the lighthouse for some breathtaking views. Perfumes, soaps & chocolate are made on the island.
There is so much more to Tenby than first meets the eye. It has a long and interesting history. Take a guided walk around the town or why not include a visit to Tenby’s Museum & Art Gallery which is just a short stroll from the Harbour on Castle Hill. At the Museum you will find the ‘story of Tenby’ and it’s maritime history. The permanent collection of art there includes Gwen John, Augustus John, Nina Hamnett, John Piper and many more wonderful paintings, some by gifted local artists. There is a gift shop, refreshments & friendly helpful staff. Worth a view is ‘The Tudor Merchant’s House‘, a medieval property in the town cared for by the National Trust. Tenby’s Lifeboat Station is also nearby where you can view the shiny lifeboat (if it’s not at sea!) and find out more about the important role it plays in Tenby. A great starting point if you are heading out around the Pembrokeshire coast is to make a stop at the ‘National Park Centre’ (just 150 yards from Bay House), where you will find a wealth of information and a great selection of maps. History lovers will be happy to note that we are surrounded by castles! Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle & Manorbier Castle are all nearby and usually hold special events throughout the Summer. Visit Stackpole Quay owned by the National Trust and take a stroll over to beautiful Barafundle Bay.
Take a trip to St David’s, Britains smallest city and the birthplace of our patron saint. St David’s Cathedral is remarkable and should not be missed, but allow time to see the wonderful coastline in the area too! As you can see there is so much to do and many places see in the area! I would be more than happy to advise and help to plan your day to make the most of your stay.