Tenby

Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.
Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.

General Information

Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of WalesUnited Kingdom.  With beautiful Georgian houses which overlook the harbour and flanked by two wide beaches and a ring of 13th century walls, Tenby has successfully drawn the line between commercialisation and popularity.

The original name of the town was Dinbych y Pysgod otherwise, "little town of fishes". It was established by The Normans as a fortified town.  Today, most of the old town walls remain, enclosing the town.  Only one small keep tower remains of the castle that once defended Tenby​ and the narrow cobbled streets add to its charm.

Tenby has many activities and attractions for its residents and tourists.  There are many historical buildings and structures to admire.  With the pastel coloured houses, the town has a light holiday feel to it.

The economy is predominantly focussed on tourism along with its wonderful range of arts and crafts.

Things to do and see in Tenby​

There are many attractions in and around Tenby​​​​​​​ to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities are :-

  • Golf - a championship links course at Tenby Golf Club and a parkland course at Trefloyne Manor.
  • Battlefield LIVE! - Llanteg, 8 miles east – laser paintballing 
  • Tenby Watersports 
  • Mackerel fishing trips - booked at the harbour
  • Beaches - north, south and castle – each has its own charm
  • Tudor Merchant's House - house recreated to look like one in the late 15th century
  • Tenby Museum and Art Gallery - oldest independent museum in Wales
  • Ocean Commotion - children’s indoor play centre
  • Boat trips - from Tenby harbour to Caldey Island when the tide is in. When the tide is out, a pontoon off Castle Beach is used.
  • Tenby Dinosaur Park
  • Manor House Wildlife Park 
  • Folly Farm 

Caldey Island

Just off-shore from Tenby South Beach.  It is owned by monks of The Cistercian Order and is an active monastery. See the 12th Century Priory, Museum, Perfume Shop on Tea Gardens plus one of the best beaches in Pembrokeshire. There is also a guesthouse and self-catering units on the island for retreats.

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Tenby​

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around this city;  from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns and self-catering units.

Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Tenby​

There are a variety of businesses in the town which provide various outlets from retail to industry.  

The restaurant and business directories will provide more information, or you can add your own free business listing.

Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.Tenby is a small seaside town in the Pembrokeshire region of Wales, United Kingdom.

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