Tenby is a pretty seaside town situated in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Here’s 6 reasons why you should visit Tenby…
In Welsh, Tenby is called ‘Dinbych-y-Pysgod’ which roughly translates to ‘Little Town of the fishes’.
1. THE FRESH SEA AIR
Pembrokeshire reaches out to thousands of miles of open Atlantic Ocean and Tenby’s headland is the perfect spot to soak up all that clear air heading inland.
2. THE FISH & CHIPS
In a town that has a long history with the fishing industry it’s essential to try a traditional bag of fish and chips. You’re not short of options to sample the catch of the day when you visit Tenby, such as the award winning D. Fecci & Sons on Lower Frog Street.
3. THE BREATH-TAKING BEACHES
The golden sands near Tenby make up some of the best beaches in Britain like Barafundle Bay. Tenby beach was named Beach of the Year by The Sunday Times in 2019, it’s a beautiful stretch of coastline overlooked by St. Catherine’s Island.
4. THE LOCAL HISTORY
Tenby is also an ideal base to visit some of the epic castles Wales is known for, like Pembroke Castle. Around one hour away by road is St. David’s, Britain’s smallest city with a remarkable cathedral.
5. THE NEARBY ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILIES
A great reason to holiday in Tenby with family is the variety of local attractions nearby, such as Heatherton World of Adventure and Folly Farm. There’s also fun to be had at Manor House Wildlife Park, Oakwood Theme Park and Bluestone Holiday Resort (#Ad).
Blue Lagoon Waterpark and Oakwood Theme Park
Tenby is close to Pembrokeshire National Park with 300km of nature trails to explore, as well as being on the Wales Coast Path that encompasses the entire coastline of Wales.
6. IT’S LIKE BEING ABROAD
British citizens may be tempted to book a flight to Spain to soak up the sun on the Costa del Sol, but if you visit Tenby on a clear summers day you’d think you were already there. You only have to drive to the end of the M4 (that starts in London) to be within an hour of Tenby. If you visit outside of the summer season you may not get hot sunshine, but you’ll avoid the peak season crowds.