Lined with cobble streets and surrounded by a lovely Victorian style town, Tenby is a South Coast tourist destination. Called the little fort of the fishes in native Welsh Tenby has grown from a simple fishing village to a place where visitors can enjoy sun and activities.
Of course, anywhere with sand and water the biggest hit is going to be the beaches. Tenby is no stranger to having people come for the sun and surf. The Northern and Southern beaches are extremely popular with visitors who want to enjoy the sun. There are many water sports to enjoy at either beach. The coastal scenic path of South Pembrokeshire links the beaches together. While cruising for fun in the sun be sure to take the path you might discover some new coves and beaches to enjoy.
Tenby isn't all fun in the sun; they do have some interesting culture to enjoy as well. The Tenby Museum and Gallery is a great place to find that culture. Founded on the site of the old castle and overlooking Castle beach this museum not only displays exquisite works of art but serves as an archeological and geological information center. This informative museum is a great place to learn the history of Tenby and the entire Pembrokeshire area.
If you don't mind a little drive out of Tenby for a day, check out Folly Farm. This farmyard and zoo is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire area but is worth the trip, especially if you have children. You get to see lots of farm animals up close and might even get to get close to the babies. There is a bottle feeding show and lots of rare breeds for you to see and enjoy.
You can stay in Tenby and see lots of animals as well. Tenby is home to the Silent World Aquarium and Reptile collection. Here you get to see all sorts of reptiles, amphibians and what they call creepy crawlies. Located in a nineteenth century chapel this animal house definitely takes the prize for the most unusual housing. Its peaceful surroundings make for a truly relaxing tour of some of the world's most slimy creatures.
Another great place to let the kids check out the animals is the Manor House Wildlife Park located in Tenby area. Here you and your family can interact with the animals in the park. You don't have to stand back and view these lovely creatures from afar here. Their collection includes zebras, wallabies, emus, red-ruff lemurs, flamingos and many more exotic creatures. It's a fun way to learn about some of these magnificent creatures.
What trip to the United Kingdom would be complete without a round of golf? The Tenby golf club has been serving the Tenby area, and its visitors, since 1875. This eighteen hole course has fast greens and tight fairways to challenge even the most experienced golfer. This famous club is still used today for the Welsh Amateur Championships.
Tenby has beauty, history, and lots of wild fun for the family.
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