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Attractions In Tenby: What To See In Tenby

Mar 4, 2008
When trying to find out the various different Tenby attractions that you can visit during a stay in this town the best place to start your search is by going online. There are a number of different websites that provide a good source of information on what you can do and places that you can visit not just in Tenby but in the surrounding area.

The village of Tenby has been around for many centuries and became an important location for the Normans. In fact, the ruins of the Norman castle can still be seen and attracts a large number of tourists to the area. Although most of the castle has now disappeared there, are still important parts of it still standing and one of these is the West Gate that is also known as the Five Arches.

Along with the castle, ruins there are plenty of other attractions that this town now offers to its visitors. Below we take a look at just what some of these are.

1. Tenby Museum and Art Gallery - This is actually located in the ruins of the castle and covers all aspects of the areas natural history and geology and archaeology. Plus it also houses information relating to the history of the town during the 12th Century. Whilst the art gallery contains works by local artistes Augustus and Gwen John as well as Charles Norris. It is these works that allow you to see a view of what the town of Tenby and its surrounding area looked like during the 19th Century.

2. Tudor Merchant's House - This is located on Quay Hill and has been lovingly restored to show what a medieval dwelling looked like in the 15th Century. As well as its Flemish chimney on the walls, you will see paintings that are similar in design to Flemish weaving patterns.

3. St Mary's Parish Church, Tenby - This is the largest parish church to be found in Wales today and was home to Giraldus Cambrensis (also known as Gerald the Welshman) who was a renowned religious leader during the 13th Century.

4. Caldy Island - The main attraction of the island is the Cistercian Abbey that is home to a group of Benedictine monks who established a community here in 1906. Yet although a new group of monks only established themselves here so early in the 20th Century, the abbey itself was built and has stood on the same spot since the 12th Century.

If you are going to visit this of the Tenby Attractions, we have mentioned you need to allow around 2 hours visiting time. Plus in order to get to the island you will need to take a short boat crossing from Tenby to it. The boats leave from the Quay every 20 minutes on a Saturday during July and August and the actual journey to the island takes just 20 minutes to complete.

There are lots of guest houses, hotels and bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) in and around Tenby. This means that most of the year it's easy to find somewhere to stay but if your visit is at the height of the tourist season, it's worth playing safe and booking your hotel room ahead of your visit.
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