Ilkeston Cam On Holiday 2002 - South West Wales
Part 13 - Tenby

The photos on this page were taken on Wednesday 17th July
No visit to this part of Wales would be complete without a look at the seaside resort of Tenby.

Noted for its well preserved town walls, Tenby also boasts a number of mediaeval alleyways. Caldey Island lies a little offshore and has been a monastic settlement for over 1500 years. The present order of Reformed Cistercians who have been there since the 1920s were traditionally farmers but have now developed a thriving trade in perfume and chocolate to cater for the summer tourist industry. This shop on the right, at the top of one of those mediaeval alleyways provides a mainland outlet for their produce.
Tudor Merchant's House

The building in the centre of the first picture and seen here face on also dates from mediaeval times. It has been well restored, houses the National Trust Information Centre and is known as the Tudor Merchant's House.
Tenby Harbour

Continuing to the bottom of the alley and turning right presents one of the classic views of Tenby Harbour with the brightly coloured Georgian buildings above St Julian's Seaman's Church. In the distance on Castle Hill can be seen the few surviving ruins of Tenby Castle.
St Catherine's Island

A footpath leads around Castle Hill from where, on a clear day, the North Devon coast may be seen. The Gower Peninsula is also visible far left, Caldey Island to the right and St Catherine's Island with its fort lies just a few hundred yards away.
Lifeboat Station

On the northern side of the Castle Hill promontory, Tenby's Lifeboat Station with its long slipway stretching into the sea is the prominent feature.
Prince Albert Statue

All the footpaths around Castle Hill and walkways to the town's beaches were created during the Victorian period, as was the landscaping around the Welsh national monument to Prince Albert that was erected on the crest of the hill in 1865.

Click the links below to see more.
Part 01
Part 02
Part 03
Manor House 1
Part 04
Manor House 2
Part 05
Saundersfoot 1
Part 06
Lower Fishguard 1
Part 07
Lower Fishguard 2
Part 08
Part 09
Burton Ferry
Part 10
Shire Horse Farm
Part 11
Saundersfoot 2
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Pembroke Dock
Part 17
Part 18


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