Tenby Wales | Time Traveller | 2007

Pembroke Castle Wales Mari and megan

I am indulging in the past again, I’m taking you back to 2007 when I had Megan my oldest daughter living with us in the UK, she was 17 which can be a tricky age for mums and daughters to get along and we had our moments as most other mums will admit but this holiday was actually one of my favourites.

Tenby beach view

Favourite because Megan and I got along really well with no arguing but also because of the enchanting village of Tenby in South Wales.

Tenby signpost

We had a four night break on a park in the area which was walking distance to the beach which of course was our first adventure once the beds had been made and the luggage put in it’s place.

The beach is vast and a great place to walk with the village of Tenby on the cliff above.

Tenby alley

You climb up the stairs in the cliff and reach the start of the village above.

We walked through and were delighted with the old town, it’s incredibly quaint and picturesque.

Tenby Lifeboat Tavern

We stopped off for refreshments at the Lifeboat Tavern and then ventured on down to the colourful harbour.

Tenby harbour and church

The harbour is beautiful and is built between the old medieval old town and Castle Hill. It is also home to the lifeboat stations, both old and new. There’s a small sandy beach and you can hire sail boats to have some fun in.

Tenby Harbour

During our stay in Tenby we drove along the beautiful coast of Pembrokeshire and found loads of interesting places.

Tenby harbour

The photo at the top is of Megan and I in front of Pembroke Castle the birthplace of Henry VIII. Sadly that time we didn’t enter so I would really love to return one day and go in to have a look. Pembroke is a gorgeous town to walk around too so if you do go allow plenty of time to visit.

kayak paul

There are plenty of beaches to visit and some with great long stretches of sand  to walk before reaching the water’s edge. Paul took his kayak with him and he and Megan bought some wetsuits and spent ages out in the sea whilst I took the photos.

welsh coastline and beach

One day we set off and went as far as St David’s Cathedral, just incase there is someone who doesn’t know, St David is the patron saint of Wales and there has been a place of worship on this spot since the 6th century. It is a fascinating site with the ruins to one side and the rebuilt cathedral to the other.

St David's Cathedral Pembrokeshire

But it was the coast that brought out the laughter as we walked along the cliff edge, or lay on it pretending to fall or be pushed as it may be.

megan in Tenby

There are lots of walks and places to climb for the excellent views out to sea.


And as I said at the beginning this was one of my favourite holidays with Megan before she moved back to Italy. I have loved reliving it and I hope you did too.

Tenby mari and paul

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  1. July 9, 2015 / 10:23 PM

    I have seen a few of these posts and decided this is the week i join in. What a lovely idea to look back and remember prior to when we started blogging about everything. Looks like a lovely holiday to somewhere I haven’t been before. The coloured houses remind me of when I lived near Dartmouth, so pretty xx

  2. July 12, 2015 / 3:32 AM

    My last holiday to Tenby was in 2013 with my parents, very different from the last time I went with them aged 19, that was a total disaster.

  3. July 14, 2015 / 2:15 PM

    I love Tenby and South, North, Central… well anywhere in Wales looked like you had a wonderful time and also glorious weather.

  4. July 14, 2015 / 10:45 PM

    We often holidayed in Wales when I was little, and I’m sure we went to Tenby as your photos bring flash backs! You look like you had a great time!

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