Tenby in Wales

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Tenby © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Tenby © geograph.org.uk – Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning little town of the fishes or little fortress of the fish) is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, south Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay. With its strategic position on the far west coast of the British Isles, and a natural sheltered harbour from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea, Tenby was a natural settlement point.

Notable features of Tenby include 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Mary’s Church; the Tudor Merchant’s House (National Trust); Tenby Museum and Art Gallery; and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, part of Wales’ only coastal National Park. Boats sail from Tenby’s harbour to the offshore monastic Caldey Island, while St Catherine’s Island is a tidal island. The town is served by Tenby railway station.

Crackwell Street © geograph.org.uk - Dylan Moore/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Five Arches, entrance to Tenby town © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0 St Catherine's Island © geograph.org.uk - Chris Green/cc-by-sa-2.0 South Cliff © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0 Esplanade © geograph.org.uk - David Luther Thomas/cc-by-sa-2.0 Tenby © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0
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The Five Arches, entrance to Tenby town © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0
Modern Tenby provides many attractions and activities for both local residents and out of season tourists to enjoy. There are more than 200 listed buildings and other structures in and around Tenby. The old town castle walls still survive, as does the Victorian revival architecture, which has been retained and maintained, often in a high-light orientated pastel colour scheme, making the town more French Riviera-esque in nature and feel. The economy is still highly based around tourism, supported by the provision of a range of craft, art and local goods stores, which has been created by a thriving artist community.

Tenby is an exceptionally busy British holiday resort in the summer. The relatively unspoilt beaches and historic town walls make it a notable seaside resort. Most shops, pubs and restaurants in Tenby are specifically marketed to tourists. There are coastal boat trips to offshore islands and the town is a base for exploration of Pembrokeshire. The annual Ironman Wales competition extends the visitor season into September.

Read more on Tenby Town Council, VisitTenby.co.uk, St Catherine’s Island and Fort, VisitWales.com – 10 things to enjoy on holiday in Tenby, TenbyVisitorGuide.co.uk, VisitPembrokeshire.com – Tenby and Penally, Tenby Golf Club, Wikivoyage Tenby and Wikipedia Tenby. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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