The Welsh coastal town of Tenby is one of the most popular destinations for holidays to Wales, and has been a popular tourist destination since Victorian times. Today, Tenby holidays are always a real favourite with Shearings holidaymakers. By combining seaside fun with fascinating history, Tenby holidays offer a mixed and varied experience, combining the chance to relax and unwind on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast with the chance to learn something of Wales’s fascinating past.
Located in south-west Wales, in the county of Pembrokeshire, the seaside resort of Tenby is a walled town set on the western side of Carmarthen Bay. The town’s Welsh name is 'Dinbych-y-pysgod', which means 'fortlet of the fish'. The town’s history dates back as far as the Norman Conquest, and the town’s walls date back to 1264, even today, Tenby offers a traditional, quaint ambience with charming narrow cobbled streets, where you’ll find inviting shops and cafes.
You’ll find so many things to do in Tenby, with attractions including the 13th-century medieval town walls; 2.5 miles of sandy beaches; Tenby harbour; Tenby Museum and Art Gallery; and castles including Pembroke Castle, birthplace of Henry VII; other attractions in Tenby include the National Trust-run Tudor Merchant’s House, a 15th-century town house that today makes for a fascinating visitor attraction, and one of the most popular things to do in Tenby.