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Tenby is probably the prettiest seaside town in Wales, rivalling places like Mevagissey and Polperro for quaintness and charm and was voted Wales' best holiday destination (2013). The original town of Tenby, called Dinbych y pysgod in Welsh or little fort of the fishes, was established by The Normans as a fortified town. Most of the old town walls remain, enclosing the medieval town behind them. The castle that defended Tenby was built on Castle Hill but only one small keep tower remains of that.

The Victorian seaside development on the west side of town, outside the town walls, was fairly limited so doesn't detract from the general ambience of the town. The imposing hotels along The Esplanade look over Tenby's south beach towards Caldey Island.

Tenby offers a number of interests including sailing, historical interests, walks or just enjoying the cafe culture

South Beach TenbyTenby has 3 blue flag beaches (North Beach, Castle Beach and South Beach):

  • North beach faces east and is nicely sheltered is the prevailing south westerly wind is blowing.
  • Castle beach faces south and also has high cliffs backing it
  • South beach stretches uninterrupted for a mile to Giltar Point and is perfect for all sorts of beach games like volleyball.
  • In between north beach and castle beach is the picturesque harbour, which also has a sandy beach. The harbour is clean so is a good place for toddlers and was voted most beautiful beach in Europe (June 2014)

Enjoy an evening walk around the Harbour and The Esplanade and take in the superb views of what Tenby as to offer. 

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Below are just some of the places nearby you can visit!

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Caldey Island

Caldey Island is a monastic island off the Pembrokeshire coast and can be seen from the hotel. It is open to visitors between Easter and October half term. Crossings are weather permitting. Tickets can be bought on Tenby harbour. 

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Folly Farm

Based approx 15 minutes drive from the Giltar Hotel Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo is one of  the top theme parks in Pembrokeshire  and a great day out for the family.

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Manor House Wildlife Park

Manor House Wildlife Park is a conservation-led zoo set in 52 acres of Pembrokeshire Parkland. Here you'll find endangered species from all corners of the world in a natural and beautiful corner of Wales and is situated just 3.5 miles from the hotel - less than 10 minutes drive (Directions)

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Oakwood Theme Park

Based approx 20 minutes drive from the Giltar Hotel (Directions) Oakwood Theme park has a selection of rides & attractions - something for everyone and is an enjoyable day out for the family. 

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I cannot praise the Giltar highly enough. From the initial planning stages to seeing the beautiful reception room before us on our big day. You guys have been instrumental in making our day so perfect. Your team of unsung heroes slaved tirelessly all weekend to make our wedding weekend the best days of our life! Here's to the Giltar Hotel and all who stay with her!

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  • 2019 is a BIG YEAR for the Giltar Hotel in Tenby when owners of this iconic hotel will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at the helm, this coming March!

  • Enjoy a 2 night romantic break with prosecco on arrival for just £120pp 

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