Tenby and more on touring holiday in 2018.
The 2018 old city wall of Tenby in South Wales nearly separates a triangle off the city. With it’s ancient stones, tall towers and doorways there is most importantly a historic atmosphere here. A reminder of bygone days.One can pop into restaurants, bars, pubs and more through these doors, therefore truly a gem to walk along.
From the harbour there are regular boats to and from Caldey Island, a ride that takes about 20 minutes.
Caldey Island off Tenby, Wales.
Caldey Island has been inhabited since the stone age. The monastery on the island is owned by the monks who are of the Cistercian Order. These Roman Catholic monks start their day at 3.30 am with service hence bedtime comes early too. Part of their chores include making / mending things.
A small village has developed with a grassy square middle surrounded by a Post Office, a cafe, gift shops, chocolates and perfumes shops. Besides that, the chocolates and perfumes are made by islanders on Caldey Island.
On arrival to this beautiful island, you are greeted by golden sandy beaches and turquoise-blue waters to boot.
Following the island path brings you to the lighthouse. From here, the island of Lundy off the Devon coast is visible. It is in fact only 45 minutes away by boat.
On route to the lighthouse you will pass a small celtic church on Caldey Island, St David’s. It has stained glass windows and inside reside the Caldey stone. It is thought the nave dates from the 6th century.
Inside the small celtic church candles are lit and services held even today.
Despite being commercialised, this little island is charming, beautiful and a delight to visit. If you are in Tenby, South Wales, it is well worth a few hours of your time.
For parking, go to the North Beach car park where also campers, buses and lorries fit in at a reasonable cost.
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