A Castle Tour of Wales – A nation renowned for its ancient fortresses, discover the heritage and natural beauty of Wales on a trip staying in elegant country house hotels and grandiose castle accommodations. Explore the untouched landscapes of Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire and the awe-inspiring ruins of Wales' glorious World Heritage Castles including Conwy, Harlech and Caernarfon. Your tour ends with two nights in the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff.View this tour
Our guide to Tenby
Tenby is another chocolate box welsh tourist resort with beautiful beaches, colourful houses, shops, cafes and pubs all linked by cobbled streets.
The original name of the town was Dinbych y Pysgod or ‘little town of fishes’. The town’s hilltop position led to its early settlement as a Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Part of the town walls survive today at the entrance to the old town as does parts of the cliff-top castle overlooking the town. During Georgian and Victorian times Tenby became a popular seaside resort and its Victorian promenades contribute to the architectural look of the town.
One of the most popular activities in Tenby is simply to take a stroll along one of the three beautiful, sandy beaches, build a sandcastle and enjoy an ice cream. The little harbour is a charming affair with the bustle fishing boats bringing in the day’s haul to provide to the local seafood restaurants which are aplenty in this little town. You can also visit St Mary’s Church on Upper Frog Street, in the centre of town, which dates back to the 15th century and boasts 500-year-old memorials to former mayors. In the nearby village of Lamphey you can also find Lamphey Bishop’s Palace, well-worth a visit for any history buff.
Another popular attraction in the summer months is Caldey Island. Just 20 minutes away by boat, this holy island owned and run by a community of Cistercian monks is an oasis of calm where you can watch seabirds or relax on the tiny beach. Attractions on the island include the 12th Century Priory, museum, perfume shop and tea gardens.
Pembrokeshire is Britain’s only coastal national path so you can’t miss taking a walk along the Pembrokeshire coast path. One of the most popular routes is a 4.5 stretch North from Tenby to Saundersfoot. You can also learn more about the National Park at the National Park centre and shop which is located near the Five Arches, a fortress-like section of Tenby’s impressive medieval walls.
Relaxing and beautiful, Wales’ favourite seaside resort town of Tenby is not to be missed.
A Small Group Wales Tour - join us on a six-day journey of discovery as we explore the history, heritage and natural beauty of the small but fascinating nation of Wales. During this small group tour of Wales from London you'll experience a host of magnificent landscapes and vistas including the rolling green hills of the Wye Valley, the barren moorlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the striking mountains of Snowdonia and wild seascapes of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Along the way you'll spot ancient castle ruins, hear local legends and see the contrasting "cities" of tiny village of St Davids and the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff. The Best of Wales is a magical tour of an enchanting nation.View this tour
A South Wales Driving Tour – Enjoy a journey of contrasts taking you from the barren Moorlands of the Brecon Beacons and the rugged coastlines of Pembrokeshire to the bright lights of the bustling Welsh capital of Cardiff. Along the way you’ll experience Welsh culture, hear the welsh language, see ancient abbeys, immerse yourself in abundant wildlife and of course visit a host of ancient castles ruins.View this tour
A Wales Rail Tour – Relax and enjoy the views of your scenic rail journeys as you explore the unique culture and landscapes of Wales. From the cosmopolitan capital of Cardiff this rail journey will take you to the rugged coastlines of Pembrokeshire, through the picturesque Welsh border Marches and into the dramatic landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park. Along the way you’ll see the quaint coastal towns of Tenby and Llandudno, historic Shrewsbury and the hidden gem in medieval Conwy.View this tour
A Driving Tour of Wales - Immerse yourself in breath-taking natural scenery and an ancient Celtic culture as you explore the diminutive nation of Wales. A land of contrasts from the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff to the tiny cathedral village of St Davids and from the industrial valleys of the South to the majestic snow-capped peaks Snowdonia in North Wales you’ll see it all on this journey of discovery. Along the way see untouched coastlines, medieval fortresses, meandering rivers, ancient abbeys and a host of traditional towns and villages.View this tour