Bespoke Tenby 5 Days - Imperial Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5383
- Travel Type: Coach
Tenby is a uniquely attractive resort. Its pastel coloured buildings, narrow streets, fortified walls and the quality of the light from its shimmering bays give it an atmosphere which is reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Its medieval castle was bombarded into submission by Cromwell using artillery on both land and sea and the feeling of a town whose history is much richer than most seaside resorts is very strong as one ambles around the narrow streets or stops for a drink in one of the many bars or cafés. The fifteenth century Tudor Merchants House gives an insight into life when it was a busy trading port. Tenby has four magnificent sandy beaches and a delightful harbour which is always busy with pleasure craft and the regular ferries which serve nearby Caldey Island monastery, a "must" to explore during your stay.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Pembroke and St Davids
St Davids is technically a city due to its magnificent cathedral, it is actually an attractive village, set amongst beautiful coastal scenery./nSt Davids Cathedral sits upon the site of an earlier sixth-century monastery built by St David and originates from sometime between 1180 and 1182. /nPembroke is a historic settlement and former county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. /nPembroke was the birthplace of Henry Tudor, later Henry VII of England./nThe castle (entry fees apply) includes exhibition rooms which portray life as it would have been through various points in the Castle's history. /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Full Day - National Botanic Gardens of Wales & Carmarthen
Carmarthen is one of the oldest settlements in Wales and is believed by some to be the birthplace of King Arthur and Merlin./nCarmarthen Castle (free entry) dates back to the 12th century. There are information boards detailing the castle's history. /nSt Peter's Church in Carmarthen dates from at least the 14th century (present building). It is the largest church in the Diocese of St David's./nThe National Botanic Garden of Wales houses a range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, play areas and a national nature reserve./nTo date the National Botanic Garden has been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World and is the most visited garden in Wales./nThe National Botanic Garden boasts an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Built into the ancient stone walls of Tenby, the Imperial Hotel overlooks beautiful South Beach, with spectacular views towards Caldey Island.