Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-Pysgod, "little town of fishes") is a beautiful walled town in South Wales that spills out pastel colored buildings along cliffs and around sandy bays. Tenby is one of Wales' premier tourist spots, and is located on the south Pembrokeshire coast, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Swansea.
The town of Tenby dates back to the Norman conquest, and the town walls were constructed in 1093 in order to defend it from the Welsh. Due to its somewhat remote location, however, the town and its quaint cobble streets and sandy beaches remained off the tourist trail until the Victorian era. Then, with the influx of wealthy merchant families from Swansea, Cardiff and further afield, Tenby was suddenly in a vogue, and the town's appeal as a picturesque spa has remained ever since. Although, Tenby is one of Wales' most popular holiday destinations, it has resisted over commercialization and remains a very elegant and pleasant family holiday venue..
Cars are banned from the historic centre of the town during the summer months, which adds greatly to the appeal of the town as a place to relax and unwind.
Tenby is connected by local rail line to Swansea, Cardiff and Pembroke Dock. During the weekends in the summer there are a limited number of direct services to and from London Paddington, though there are frequent services to connect with trains to London and elsewhere in England, from Carmarthen, Swansea, or Cardiff.
Narrow cobbled streets packed with quaint shops and cafes.
Caldey Island, . A Cistercian Monastery located on an island just off Tenby's coast. At low tide, ferries leave from Tenby Castle Beach and at high tide from Tenby Harhour. Fare: £10 (£5 for children)
Tudor Merchant's House, Quay Hill, Tel:+44 1834 842-279.  A 15th century town house open to the public. Open April 1 to September 30, M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12noon - 3PM.
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery,  Tel:+44 1834 842-809.
Youth Hostel: The nearest hostel to Tenby is located at Manorbier: Tel:+44 1834 871-10, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
B&Bs: Tenby has a great variety of accommodation, and B&Bs are plentiful. However, advance reservations are recommended during the summer months.
Driftwood Tenby (http://driftwoodtenby.co.uk), 5 Fir Grove Begelly, ☎ 01646 672509, . checkin: sat3pm; checkout: sat10am. Newly renovated self catering holiday home sleeps 6, ideally located for visiting all of the major attractions in Pembrokeshire area. Property is within walking distance of a local pub and mini-market and 500metres from Folly Farm.£300-£550pw. edit
St Teresa's Old convent Guesthouse (www.sainteresas.co.uk) South Parade. Tel:+44 1834 845-514, . email: email@example.com
The Old Convent built in 1896 has now been renovated and transformed into a high standard guesthouse & restaurant. Located just opposite the famous five arches in Tenby, you have all the shops, pubs, and restaurants within a minutes walk. Prices range from £70-90 for a double room including breakfast.
Atlantic Hotel The Esplanade. Tel:+44 1834 842-881, .
Castle View Hotel The Norton. Tel:+44 1834 842-666, [www.castleviewhotel.co.uk/].
Clarence House Hotel, Esplanade, Tel:+44 1834 844-371, .
Fourcroft Hotel, North Beach. Tel:+44 1834 842-886, [www.fourcroft-hotel.co.uk/].
Giltar Hotel, The Esplanade. Tel:+44 1834 842-507, .
Park Hotel, North Cliff. Tel:+44 1834 842-480, .
Tenby House Hotel, Tudor Square. Tel:+44 1834 842-000, [www.tenbyhousehotel.com/].
Pembroke - Pembroke Castle, medieval Norman castle, and birthplace of King Henry VII.
St Davids - The UK's smallest city - imposing cathedral.
Swansea - Wales' maritime city is around 80km from Tenby - wide range of cultural and leisure amenities.
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