Things to do in Tenby: Warpool Court Hotel’s Peter Trier Talks Treasures

“Holidays in Wales wouldn’t be complete without a stop in lovely Tenby,” says Warpool Court Hotel owner Peter Trier. “It’s often referred to as one of the prettiest towns you’ll ever visit and is a favourite with holidaymakers in Pembrokeshire.”

Tenby is immediately recognisable by its cobbled old streets and rows of multi-coloured houses nestled above the beach, with stunning views overlooking the coastline. Not only is the town itself lovely, it’s surrounded by no less than 4 beaches - South Beach, Castle Beach, Harbour Beach and North Beach. These have been awarded Blue Flag status, so you know they’re clean with excellent water quality. You can spend an entire day just on the beaches here. Find the perfect patch of sand to sit and watch the sunrise, sunbathe or enjoy one of Pembrokeshire’s famously beautiful sunsets.

Tenby town offers unprecedented access to dozens of attractions. The only problem can be deciding which to choose from first! You can:

  • Follow a treasure trail: Embark on a self-guided murder mystery that winds its way over two miles.
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride: Get comfortable and enjoy a different way to tour the town.
  • Tour the Museum and Art Gallery: Tucked between South Beach and the Harbour, the explore Tenby’s maritime past.
  • Head over to Caldey Island: Visit the monks who live here and try some of the perfume or chocolate they make on the island. You can even sit in on a monastic service in the Abbey Church.
  • Find a great eatery: Eat at The Salt Cellar on their sun terrace looking out towards St Catherine's Island.
  • Try on 16th century Tudor dress:  See what that time was like during your visit to Tenby’s Tudor Merchant’s House.
  • Visit the lifeboat station between the North and South beaches: The three Tenby life boat stations date from the Victorian era to modern day.The public viewing gallery is open daily weekdays.
  • Take a walk: If you decide you want to wander at a leisurely pace, there are a number of walking trails from the town to the beaches, the harbour and the hills.
  • Discover a local brewery: Tantalise those taste buds and find out what two local breweries – Tenby Brewing Co and Harbwr, have concocted.
  • Explore little gift shops within the town walls: From Welsh memorabilia to crafts and homeware, you’ll find these treasures around Tenby High Street and St Julian's Street. Put Tenby Bookshop on your list.
  • Consider hiring a bike: Then you can cycle the hours away, stopping when you want to.
  • Travel out of town and visit Carew Castle and the 19th century Tidal Mill. Now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), it was the centre of Norman rule in Pembrokeshire.
  • Join a seal safari: See the seals up close – so close you can almost touch them.
  • Burn off energy at Heatherton adventure park: Open all year round, you can enjoy climbing walls, go-karting, paintball, zorbing, football and even an escape room.
  • Dig into Dinosaur Park: Follow the dinosaur trail or have fun on the rides and playgrounds.

Wherever you go exploring in and around Tenby, you're sure to have a memorable visit.  

Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, Warpool Court Hotel is the ideal place to spend your holidays. Book either a short break or a long holiday in one of Warpool Court Hotel’s luxury rooms or stay in our private, self-catering Garden Cottage. Book online or give us a call on 01437 720300.


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