Holidays in West Wales
Stay in Tenby Town Walls
The Victorians put Tenby on the map as a holiday resort in the UK when the town became a popular destination as a health resort for wealthy tourists. With its grand Victorian pier stretching out into the bay, a bandstand perched on Castle Hill and bathing huts lining the beaches, the town drew tourists from all over the country. Sadly, the pier and beach huts are no longer here, but Tenby is still steeped in history, with cobbled streets and superb architecture to explore.
Tenby's roots date back to the time of the Norman Conquest when the county was invaded and colonised in around 1093. Much of the medieval castle walls, built to fortify the town from the Welsh rebellion, have survived intact to the present day. Discover all about Tenby’s past at the Tenby Museum perched on Castle Hill.
Today Tenby is still a firm favourite for traditional seaside holidays and generations of families return year after year. With award winning Blue Flag beaches and a busy harbour running boat trips to Caldey Island, fishing trips to catch some delicious Tenby mackerel or a trip around the bay to watch grey seals and nesting sea birds. You can still experience some of Tenby's past with a visit to the Tudor Merchant's House or join one of the evening ghost walks through the narrow streets. For family entertainment, nothing beats a day on the beach with bucket and spade, delicious locally made ice-cream and warm sand between your toes.
Tenby has a fine selection of self catering holiday accommodation, ranging from quaint terraced cottages, purpose built holiday apartments and luxury penthouse suites. If you are looking for dog friendly holidays then FBM Holidays offer a fine selection of pet friendly accommodation in and around Tenby.
The selection of Pembrokeshire holiday cottages and holiday apartments below are all located within the Tenby Town Walls area. For coastal cottages and self catering holiday apartments, Tenby is the number one choice for a holiday in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. In the main summer months the centre of Tenby is transformed into a 'cafe culture' area in the traffic free zone within the town walls and street musicians add to the continental feel of the town, making it a perfect Pembrokeshire holiday destination.