Tenby is a delightful harbour town and seaside resort, and it would be difficult to find a setting more picturesque. The town is home to many restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs all linked by cobbled streets. Tenby's hilltop position led to its early settlement as a Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Part of the town walls survive to this day and are an attractive feature at the entrance to the old town.

The National Park Authority's Centre on South Parade not only offers National Park information but also houses a family friendly, interactive exhibition and is a great place to find out more about the local area.

Stroll the narrow cobbled streets or sit in one of the many cafes and people-watch or wander along the harbour, where you can board one of the cruises to nearby Caldey Island. For many centuries, Caldey Island has been inhabited by various orders of monks and is currently owned by the Cistercian Order, living in the beautiful Abbey, found just a few minutes walk from the landing stage.

Step back 500 years at the Tudor Merchant's House on Quay Hill and discover how the Tudor merchant and his family would have lived in this fascinating house, situated close to the harbour. The National Trust have transformed the house and it now looks just as it would've done in Tenby's heyday in 1500.

After exploring Tenby enjoy the sea views and take the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – the National Trail runs through Tenby and you can walk to Blue Flag status Lydstep Beach in one direction or the charming seaside resort of Saundersfoot in the other.

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