Tenby is a town that really needs no introduction. The jewel in the crown of Pembrokeshire, it's well known as cross the country as being exceptionally pretty with beautifully painted houses lining the harbour. It was made popular in Victorian times as a spa town visited by city workers escaping the polluted cities to breathe the fresh Pembrokeshire air and has remained a stalwart of British tourism ever since.
Step further in to the town to explore the maze of super cute cobbled alleys, and spend some time wandering around the quirky little shops and fabulous bars and restaurants. Not forgetting of course the picturesque harbour, and sandy beach to dig your toes into.
At about an hour's drive from us at Trenewydd Farm, but with Folly Farm and Oakwood both on the way there, Tenby is well within day-trip territory.
What Not to Miss
1. Fun parks
If you're making a day of it, there are plenty of places to stop along the way when you drive from Trenewydd Farm. There's Heatherton World of Activities; Manor House Wildlife Park; Folly Farm; and The Dinosaur Park.
2. North Beach
The iconic view of Tenby that you see everywhere (including here!) is taken by heading for The Norton, which is the road that takes you up to the cliff tops on the left hand side of the town. You can also see the converted lifeboat station that featured in Grand Designs a few years ago.
3. The Town Centre There are of course too many places to list here, but do make time to see the Tudor Merchant's House, which is a National Trust property and well worth a visit.
4. The Castle
There's only a small tower left now right on the beach, the remains of Tenby Castle, but you can see the old town walls surrounding much of the town, especially if you park just outside and walk in.
5. Festivals and markets
There's the weekly Tenby Country Market, from 9am to 12pm every Friday at St Johns Church Hall, Warren Street, and annually there's the fabulous Tenby Arts Festival held in September and the Tenby Blues Festival in November.