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TenbyUnited Kingdom

In the Little Town of Fishes explore historic structures and colored buildings within the town walls and stroll along the scenic beaches.

With a fishing culture and a lively harbor full of colorful boats, Tenby is an enchanting walled town overlooking Carmarthen Bay. Stretches of sandy beaches flank the coast, while historic churches, museums and galleries lie within the walls. Admire the jumbled array of colorful houses along the harbor.

Stroll leisurely through the town’s historic center and admire various vestiges of the ramparts. Gaze up at the Five Arches Gate tower, the only remaining gate after most were demolished in the 1700s. The walls were initially built in the 13th century by the Earls of Pembroke.

Walk to the headland on the northeastern part of town for the ruins of Tenby Castle, which was deemed obsolete following the construction of the walls. Follow in the footsteps of the 12th-century Normans as you walk past the remaining castle features.

A path atop Castle Hill connects the ruins to Tenby Harbour. Watch fishermen at work. Turn inland to gaze up at the hills, adorned with colorful houses. Lay down a blanket on the sandy beaches surrounding the promontory and the town. These beaches include South Beach, Castle Beach, Harbour Beach and North Beach.

Venture into the hilly, green countryside outside the town. To the southwest is Manorbier Castle, which offers panoramic views of the sea. Go through the postern gate to access Manorbier Beach. Photograph your favorites from the array of colorful boats. Sunbathe on the sand during warm summers and wrap up in thick layers for a stroll in the cold winters.

Tenby is located on the western part of Carmarthen Bay in Pembrokeshire County in West Wales. It is a little south of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and St. George’s Channel, which separates Wales from Ireland. Fly to Cardiff Airport and drive west for about 90 miles (145 kilometers) to get here.

Enjoy the sleepy fishing village of Tenby and the architectural treasures inside its walls.

Top Hotels in Tenby

The Esplanade
The Esplanade
4 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Tenby, Wales
The price is $102 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in Tenby, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Paragon Beach and Tenby Beach. Castle Beach and Harbour Beach are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (202 reviews)

"Lovely hotel Staff were brilliant had Covid Restrictions in place would definitely recommend fabulous relaxing stay"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

The Esplanade
Clarence House Hotel
Clarence House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Esplanade, Tenby, Wales
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paragon Beach and Tenby Beach. Castle Beach and Tenby Castle are also within 10 minutes. Tenby ...

3.9/5Good! (144 reviews)

"Very close to the beach, friendly staff and clean. Did the job for us for a short stay. Would return for a second visit."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Clarence House Hotel
Royal Lion Hotel
Royal Lion Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-2 High Street, Tenby, Wales
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Nestled on the beach, this Tenby hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tenby Castle and Tenby Beach. Harbour Beach and Paragon Beach are also within 10 minutes. Tenby ...

2.5/5 (92 reviews)

"Great service and lovely location. Can not fault the hotel at all."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Royal Lion Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Tenby

Hilling Cottage
Hilling Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Trafalgar Road, Tenby, Wales
The price is $733 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paragon Beach and Tenby Beach. Harbour Beach and Tenby Castle are also within 10 minutes. Tenby ...

Hilling Cottage
Cobra House 3
Cobra House 3
3.5 out of 5
Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Wales
The price is $329 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Paragon Beach and Tenby Beach. Tenby Castle and Harbour Beach are also within 10 minutes. ...

Cobra House 3
Holiday Home With French Doors to Sunny Terrace and Private Parking
Holiday Home With French Doors to Sunny Terrace and Private Parking
3.5 out of 5
6 St Annes Drive, New Hedges, Tenby,, Pembrokeshire, Tenby, Wales

Situated in Tenby, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Harbour Beach, and Castle Beach. Tenby Museum and Art Gallery ...

Holiday Home With French Doors to Sunny Terrace and Private Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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