Whether you are planning a family holiday, a quiet break to relax and unwind or are marking a special event, Tenby has something for everyone. Appealing colour washed Victorian and Georgian terraces overlooking glorious Blue Flag beaches provide an enchanting backdrop for a memorable holiday. The mediaeval walled town centre, with its quaint alleys, little shops, art galleries and workshops, ancient churches and pubs have kept tourists returning year on year.
If you desire a holiday in Tenby that makes use of the great outdoors, Tenby forms part of the 186 mile (290km) Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coastal Footpath, which was voted by National Geographic Magazine judges in 2010 to be the second best coastline in the world. Opportunities for scenic walks are in plentiful supply in Tenby. The glorious beaches will, in themselves, provide hours of amusement for family holidays and for the more adventurous: water sports and fishing trips abound. Have a go at catching your own on one of the many sea-angling trips or book yourself on a cruise around Tenby and St Margaret’s Island. Tenby is also within a short distance of Wales’ biggest theme park at Oakwood, Folly Farm and the Bluestone Water Park which will further ensure to keep the children amused. Any visit to Tenby requires a trip to the Tudor Merchants House, a National Trust property, and a boat trip out to Caldey Island, the home of Cistercian monks for the last 1000 years.
When it comes to Dining Out, Tenby will spoil you for choice. Traditional fish and chips are of course available at Fecci’s, in business since 1935. If you’re looking for atmosphere the Plantagenet Restaurant, the oldest building in Tenby, will fit the bill. A little further out of Tenby is Penally and a well renowned restaurant Penally Abbey will welcome you with log fires, gourmet food sourced locally and sumptuous comforts. If you intend to make a night out of it, Tudor square gives an ample supply of pubs and bars, many of which hold karaoke nights, providing an ideal location for hen and stag nights.
Furthermore, Tenby is well located and within travelling distance of many other areas of interest in Wales and allows you to visit many attractions west of Cardiff and South of Aberystwyth. Wales is rich in castles, museums and gardens, particularly the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Carmarthen, which features the world’s largest single span glass structure.
Nonetheless, you will not fail to find everything you need on your doorstep in Tenby. Local amenities in the town include banks, post office, internet cafe, supermarket, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet and a weekly market held on Wednesdays. There is also an ample supply of scenically located accommodation available in and near to the sea side town. Caravan Parks and Campsites are dotted along the coast line and range from small, privately owned and well maintained sites to larger sites offering a range of amenities and entertainment. Tenby also has Holiday Cottages available for hire if you’re looking for home from home comforts during your stay. For a taste of true Welsh hospitality Tenby offers a number of Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to meet a range of budgets and preferences.
Holidays in Tenby will pleasantly surprise you. If it’s your first visit we are certain it will not be your last.