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"You may travel the world over but you will find nowhere more beautiful; It is so restful, so colourful and so unspoilt (Tenby)"
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County - West Wales | Map
Tel code: 01834 | code search
Postcode: SA70 | code search
Population: 5000
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Robert Recorde
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Tenby Events

June
The Wales Swim for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

August
Tenby Blues Festival
Tenby Folk Festival

September
Tenby Arts Festival

November
Tenby Blues Festival
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Wood Park Caravans
"We love tenby! However we don't love this site. All the bad reviews about miserable staff are true. On arrival I was greeted by two miserable women, There was no welcome pack or the ..." More

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"Lovely site, but what a shame about the owner blunt and very rude, with a sharp voice that scared our children, although the other staff are very pleasant and helpfull, ..." More

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The Normans established an early castle-borough at Tenby-its promontory position being ideal for defense and a natural maritime port. Although there are signs of much older dwellings it was the Normans who developed a community, although the Welsh name -"Dinbych-y-pysgod" means Tenby of the Fish appears in the 9th century. The castle was established in the late 11th century. The Norman town and castle were destroyed by Llywelwyn ap Gruffudd in 1260. The medieval town was re-built by William de Valence who issued the first borough charter in 1280. The Castle was rebuilt , the town laid out on the western slope and protected by stone walls. St.Mary's church was re-built , although there are some signs of Norman structure.
By the late 14th century Tenby ahs emerged as a prosperous town due to fishing and trading links with Brittany, France and Ireland. By 1329 the population was about 1500. The town had a weekly market on a Wednesday and an annual fair. The focal point of the town was the quay at the foot of the castle, which was built in the early 13th century and had a chapel at the end of it built by Warren de Monchensey. Part of the pier is incorporated in the new pier. In 1328 the town received a murage grant and substantial sections of wall remain. In 1457 Jasper Tudor carried out extensive refortification. Much of the walls and gates remained intact until the 2nd half of the 18th century.
The burgage pattern can be seen off Frog St and High street. The Tudor Merchant House is an example of early architecture in the town. The town survived attacks by the Glyndwr rebels.
The town continued to prosper until the 2nd half of the 17th century when Narbeth market led to a decline in its fortunes. Although suppressed for a while the decline continued and by 1670 the population had fallen to 850. In 1810 there were 800 inhabitants. However by the 1830's the figures had soared to 2100 with the growth of tourism and the twice weekly steam packet from Bristol with Tenby emerging as a principal Welsh resort.
Tenby is a lovely old walled town (with much of the wall still intact) with three of the loveliest and most popular award-winning beaches in Pembrokeshire. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink, and there's ample choice of accommodation to fit all tastes and budgets and ages. Population 5,000

Attraction

Castle Beach
Dinosaur Park
Manor House Wildlife Park
Manorbier Castle
North Beach
Ocean Commotion
Penally Beach
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
Tudor Merchant's House

Camping

Arreton Touring & Tent Park
Kiln Park Holiday Centre
Lodge Farm
Meadow Farm
South Hills Lodge
Trefalun
Tudor Glen
Well Park Caravans
Wood Park Caravans

Caravan Park

Arreton Touring & Tent Park
Hazelbrook Caravan Park

Kiln Park Holiday Centre
Lydstep Beach Holiday Resort
Penally Court Caravan Park
Well Park Caravans
Whitewell Caravan Park
Windmills Caravan Park
Wood Park Caravans

Church

St Mary

Cottage

Hanna's Cottage
Harbour Hideaway

Dentist

Glen Cottage Dental Practice
Warren Street Dental Practice

Doctor

The Surgery

Estate Agent

Mason Frank B & Co

Golf Club

Tenby

Holiday Park

Crackwell Holiday Park
Kiln Park Holiday Centre
Lydstep Beach Holiday Resort
Rowston Holiday Park

Market

Tenby Country Market

Tenby Market

Pub and Bar

Atlantic Hotel
Buccaneer
Bush Inn
Crown
Fourcroft Hotel
Lamb Inn
Lifeboat Tavern
Retreat
Sun Inn
Three Mariners Inn
White Hart Bar

Restaurant

Atlantic Hotel
Bay Of Bengal
Baytree
Blueberry's
Carringtons Restaurant
Fourcroft Hotel
La Cave
Lifeboat Tavern

Marquee (The)
Mews Bistro
Mykonos
New Overlander
Penally Abbey Hotel
Pipers Restaurant
Plantagenet House Restaurant
Reef (The)
Retreat
Sun Inn
Upper Crust

School

Greenhill Comprehensive School
St Teilo's R C Primary School
Tenby County Primary Junior School

Solicitor

Jones & Jones

Taxi

J B Taxis
Manorbier Taxis
Penally Cabs
T Lemon
Tenby Taxis

Vet

Tenby Veterinary Surgery

Shops

Four Seasons
Boots
The Pet Shop
White Lion Pharmacy
J E Stevenson
Dai-The-Boot
Augustus Galleries
Jennifer Morgan
Anne Gregson
Harbour Gallery
Peacocks
Julian Graves

Activities

Heatherton Activity Park Wales(Adventure)
Ritec Valley Quad Bikes(Motor Sports)

Places to Stay near Tenby

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Deer Park Guest House (0.07 miles)

Deer Park Guest House
Deer Park is ideally situated to the centre of Tenby town, just outside the old town walls, we are in a perfect location to base your stay in Pembrokeshire.

The county has an enviable amount of ... More | visit website
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Fourcroft Hotel (0.09 miles)

Fourcroft Hotel
On the cliffs above Tenby's sheltered, sunny North Beach, Fourcroft looks spectacularly over the old fishing harbour and across Carmarthen Bay. Though only five minutes walk from the mediaeval walled town centre, with its quaint alleys, ... More | visit website
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Albany Hotel (0.09 miles)

Albany Hotel

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The Albany Hotel is ideally located along the Pembrokeshire Coastline, and only a couple of minutes stroll to the North Beach & Harbour. Near to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and ... More

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Royal Lion Hotel (0.09 miles)

Royal Lion Hotel

The Royal Lion Hotel appeals essentially to those who on holiday look for peace and quietness amongst surroundings of interest and beauty. Its greatest asset as it nestles behind the Old Town wall lies in ... More | visit website

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Roch Villa Bed and Breakfast (0.13 miles)

Roch Villa Bed and Breakfast
Roch Villa is a family run bed and breakfast with three letting bedrooms. Roch villas, is situated close to the railway station, and also walking distance to town and all beaches. The bedrooms are not ... More | visit website
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Ivy Bank Guest House (0.13 miles)

Ivy Bank Guest House
The Proprietors would like to offer you a warm welcome to the Ivy Bank Guest House, which was built in 1895 as a fine Victorian home. It has been run as a guest house ... More | visit website
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Normandie Inn (0.16 miles)

Normandie Inn
The Normandie, can be found nestled between the Medieval Town Walls and Upper Frog Street in the picturesque seaside resort of Tenby, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, on the South West corner of Wales.

Historically ... More | visit website
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Langdon Villa Guest House (0.16 miles)

Langdon Villa Guest House
Langdon Villa is a quiet family-run Tenby guest house. Owners Graham and Debbie extend a very warm welcome to you as you start your holiday break in the unspoilt seaside resort of Tenby. Tenby's Premier ... More | visit website
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Imperial Hotel (0.33 miles)

Imperial Hotel
Built into the old stone walls of the old town The Imperial Hotel enjoys a stunning cliff top location offering some of the most picturesque views of both Carmarthen Bay and the Pembrokeshire coastline. The ... More | visit website
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Atlantic Hotel (0.36 miles)

Atlantic Hotel
Step through the Atlantic's portico entrance and there's a sense of peace - an atmosphere of timeless elegance that's been carefully preserved so our guests can enjoy the luxury of a most relaxing environment.

The Atlantic ... More | visit website

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