Pretty Tenby is a great seaside holiday spot. Sandy beaches and aquamarine seas sit at the foot of the town, which is dotted with grand, pastel-coloured homes and ancient monuments. It's a lovely place to spend a few days tucking into traditional treats such as fresh fish and ice cream cones.
Located on the coast of Pembrokeshire, on the south shore of Wales, Tenby hotels should be booked early in the summer months, as the town is a Mecca for beach-loving sun seekers at this time of year.
Fun in Tenby is not all about building sand castles and lounging on the beaches though, the Victorian resort's diverse attractions also include a ruined, 13th-century medieval castle, a Tudor Merchant's House, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, St Catherine's Island, Caldey Island and St Mary's Church.
When it comes to hotels in Tenby, the range on offer is typical of a British seaside resort. At the top end of the market, luxury can be found at country house hotels on the edge of town as well as seafront Georgian buildings that have been converted to provide all the comforts and facilities needed for a good night's sleep.
Smaller hotels without the views and B&Bs are also available for visitors looking for mid-range accommodation and budget hotels. But you won't find any of the major hotel brand names in Tenby, as all the accommodation in the area is locally run.
The town is a great draw for families, and large family rooms are commonplace in Tenby hotels. However, you might need to book hotels for at least two nights in the peak holiday periods, which include bank holiday weekends and all school holidays.
Top five attractions
The beaches at Tenby are regarded as some of the best in Wales.
St Catherine's Island
Visit this tiny island at low tide to view the remains of its 19th-century fort.
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Hailed as the oldest independently owned museum in Wales, this attraction is home to a delightful collection of local artefacts.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
There are 186 miles of breathtaking coastal scenery on this long stretch of stunning coastline; it's a walkers' paradise.
Explore the castle walls
Little remains of the main castle, but the old walls are well preserved and following them will take you on a charming stroll.
Pembrokeshire County Show; August: This wonderfully proud annual event attracts massive crowds and is the most popular event of its kind in the region. Exhibitors and visitors spend three days showing off and indulging in the best of Wales.
National Championships; August: Enjoy a show of skilful sailing by some of the UK's best dinghy sailors, who have been flocking to Tenby Sailing Club every year for four decades to test their agility and speed.
Tenby Winter Carnival Festival Week; December: Christmas can't start in Tenby until the Winter Carnival has begun. For two days the town turns into a joyful wonderland, centring on the popular ice rink.