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Island in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Caldey Island

Connected to Tenby by a seasonal boat service, Caldey Island is home to grey seals, sea birds and a red-topped, whitewashed monastery that houses a community of around a dozen Cistercian monks. Join a free guided to…
Historic Building in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Tudor Merchant's House

This handsomely restored 15th-century town house is set up as it would have been in its heyday, with colourful wall hangings, period-style beds and kitchen implements. The curators have drawn the line at recreating …
Modern British in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Plantagenet House

Atmosphere-wise, this place instantly impresses; it's perfect for a romantic, candlelit dinner. Tucked down an alley in Tenby's oldest house, it's dominated by an immense 12th-century Flemish chimney hearth. The men…
Cafe in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Mooring

Although it's anchored to the High St, this fresh, modern eatery drifts breezily from a daytime cafe serving comfort food (cooked breakfasts, sandwiches, bangers and mash, mac cheese) into a sophisticated bistro aft…
International in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Blue Ball Restaurant

Polished wood, old timber beams and exposed brickwork create a rustic atmosphere in this cosy restaurant. The menu makes good use of local produce, veering from Asian-influenced dishes to traditional Welsh faggots (…
Church in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

St Mary's Church

The graceful arched ceiling at the centre of this 13th-century triple-naved church is studded with fascinating wooden bosses, mainly dating from the 15th century and carved into flowers, cheeky faces, mythical beast…
Museum in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

Housed within the ruins of Tenby's Norman castle, this museum covers the town's development from a fishing village into a 19th-century seaside resort bigger than Blackpool (summarised in a short film), with interest…
Notable Building in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Tenby Lifeboat Station

It's worth popping into this swanky lifeboat station to see the boat, watch footage of it being launched and learn a little about one of the UK's busiest lifeboat crews. Planned training launches are posted on notic…
Performing Arts in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

Tenby Arts Festival

A week-long celebration in a variety of venues around town, the annual arts fest features everything from poetry readings by Caldey Island monks to sandcastle competitions. Expect classical concerts, talks on seawee…
Island in Tenby (Dinbych Y Pysgod)

St Catherine's Island

At low tide you can walk across the sand to little St Catherine's Island, but it's a long, cold wait if you get trapped by the tide – check tide tables in Coast to Coast or online, or ask at the tourist office. The …