Tenby is a delightful little harbour town and seaside resort, and it would be difficult to find a setting more picturesque.
It's hilltop position led to its early settlement as a Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Part of the town walls survive to this day and are an attractive feature at the entrance to the old town.
From the early 19th century Tenby became a fashionable holiday destination for both the Welsh and further afield, and its attractions to the holidaymaker are just as obvious today, with the fantastic beaches stretching to the north, the west, and the south of the town. If you like good beaches you will love Tenby!
Walk along Tenby’s South Beach toward Giltar Point and the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path for fantastic views of Caldey Island.
Walk the narrow cobbled streets of Tenby itself or sit in one of the many cafes and people-watch other visitors to the gift shops, restaurants and public houses, or wander along the harbour, where you can board one of the cruises to nearby Caldey Island, or take a trip in search of the plentiful wildlife of this south west coast of Wales.
Tenby can be a serene, attractive destination sure to charm you, and those in search of spending time by the beach are spoilt for choice here, but Tenby can also offer plenty to do for the more active holidaymakers.
There are plenty of things to do and places to see in Tenby including the Tudor Merchant's House, a late 15th century town house remnant of Tenby's heyday as a busy port trading across the Bristol Channel and beyond to Ireland, France and Spain. Tenby museum is well worth a visit whilst there are many attractions nearby such as variouse fun parks, zoos and Tenby swiming pool.