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Swansea - Picturesque Tenby & Caldey Island (full day)

Drive this morning to the picturesque seaside resort of Tenby, where pastel-coloured Georgian houses cluster around the harbour, and two golden sandy beaches stretch below the cliff. Medieval Tenby’s ancient town walls still stand, enclosing narrow streets and passageways full of shops, inns and places to eat. See the ruins of Tenby’s castle, and visit the 15th-century Tudor Merchant’s House, a relic of Tenby’s highly prosperous seafaring days, with original fireplaces and chimneys. Enjoy lunch in one of Tenby’s fine restaurants, with some time free for independent exploration.

From Tenby, take a boat trip to holy Caldey Island three miles off the coast. Caldey has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and has been home to various orders of monks since Celtic times. It is now owned by monks of the Cistercian Order, whose picturesque monastery overlooks the Village Green and the pretty cottages of the islanders. Explore the historic Old Priory and the medieval churches of St David and St Illtud, and if you wish, attend one of the short chanted services in the Abbey Church, which form part of the daily prayer life of the monks. In the village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The Village Post Office is also a museum giving an interesting insight into Caldey's history.

Returning to the mainland, rejoin your coach and return to Swansea.

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Tours in Swansea

In the Footsteps of Dylan Thomas
The National Botanical Gardens of Wales
Picturesque Tenby & Caldey Island

Ports in Wales

Cardiff & Newport
Holyhead
Milfordhaven & Fishguard
Swansea