Situated in Pembrokeshire in West Wales is the charming seaside town of Tenby (Dinbych-y-Pysgod or ‘Little Town of the fishes’ in English). My love for this little place grows with each visit, so here’s a list of reasons why you should also take a trip here…
THE REJUVENATING 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.
THE FRESHEST FISH & CHIPS
In a town that has a long history with the fishing industry it’s essential to try a very British bag of fish and chips. You’re not short of options to sample the catch of the day – including D. Fecci & Sons on Lower Frog Street that also has a gluten-free menu.
THE BREATH-TAKING BEACHES
The golden coastline is home to many of Britain’s best beaches – even the world – like Barafundle Bay. I love visiting Tenby’s Castle beach (named 2019’s Beach of the Year by The Sunday Times) and watch the advancing tide consume St. Catherine’s Island.
THE HISTORICAL SITES
Tenby is home to Wales’ oldest independent museum, a 500 year old Tudor House, castle ruins and some well preserved Victorian architecture. The pretty town centre is a colourful mix of gift shops and ice-cream parlours.
THE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILIES
A great reason to stay and play in Tenby with the family is the variety of local attractions on your doorstep 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.
Blue Lagoon Waterpark with Oakwood Theme Park
For those who love long walks and bicycle rides, you’re spoilt for choice in Pembrokeshire with nearly 300 kilometres of nature trails along the coastline.
AN OVERSEA ESCAPE, THAT’S NOT OVERSEAS
For us Brits it’s tempting to book a flight to Spain to soak up the rays on the Costa del Sol – but if you visit Tenby on a clear summer’s day you’d think you were already there! You only have to drive to the end of the M4 to be within an hour’s reach of this dreamy destination and 2 hours from The Prince of Wales bridge – the gateway to South Wales. Tenby is typically quieter in the spring or early autumn before the peak season rush.