October 2015 Half-Term Holidays in Pembrokeshire
on Sep 29th, 2015

Are you looking for some October 2015 half-term holiday inspiration?  Why not organize a UK stay-cation for you and your family in picturesque Pembrokeshire? With loads of activities organized all over the county you and your family can enjoy an action-packed Pembrokeshire holiday.  The days may be shorter, the sea may be less inviting but there is still lots to do during October Half Term in Pembrokeshire.

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Enjoy an Autumn Winter Break in Pembrokeshire
on Sep 24th, 2015

Experience Peaceful Autumn Days in Pembrokeshire with The Old Vicarage Penally

By the beginning of September, when the school holidays are over and the visitors on large family holidays have moved on, Pembrokeshire becomes a very different place.  Why not find out why autumn in Pembrokeshire is very popular with ramblers, couples, and nature lovers.

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The Best Castles in Pembrokeshire and West Wales
on Aug 21st, 2015


St. Catherine’s Island and Fort can be seen a stone’s throw away from the famous Tenby Castle Beach

It is a little known fact that Wales has more castles than any other country in Europe!  Pembrokeshire enjoys it’s fair share of these historical monuments and Tenby and the surrounding area is absolutely littered with Iron Age Hill Forts, Roman Ruins and Castles built by Medieval Welsh Princes and English Kings.

Grown-ups and children alike love to explore Castles, so why not fit in a visit to some of Wales’ most impressive and best-preserved castles whilst on your Pembrokeshire holiday.   We’ve collected together a list of some of our favourite West Wales Castles.  Do you have a favourite Pembrokeshire Castle?  Let us know if you think we have missed a good one off our list!

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5 Great Family Days Out in Tenby
on Jul 24th, 2015

Summer Holidays in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

The kids Summer holidays are now upon us.  Are you looking for a family Summer holiday staycation?  Well, why not visit us in Tenby?

Tenby is a picturesque Victorian Seaside Town situated in South Pembrokeshire.  As a town on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path it has the benefits of being surrounded by fantastic walks and stunning beaches, which means that whether you are looking for a walking holiday, or a beach holiday –  Tenby has everything to offer.

So, if you’re planning on staying or visiting Tenby this Summer we thought we would get together some of the best things you and your family can do on a summer holiday in Pembrokeshire.

1. Ice Cream and Sandcastles

Tenby can boast three amazing sandy beaches right here in the town, Tenby South Beach, Tenby North Beach and Tenby South Beach.  So there are plenty of options of places for you too spread out and enjoy the sunshine with your family.  There is a lot of space for you to build sandcastles, enjoy a summer-read and play in the sea.  And whilst you’re at it why not enjoy an ice cream and for a real family sea-side holiday.

2. Visit the Monks on Caldey Island

If you want to escape the buzzing streets of Tenby then the monastery at Caldey should be on your Pembrokeshire holiday itinerary.   The first Monastery on this island was founded in the sixth century and thrived during the Middle Ages. The current monastery was built in the 1900’s and is a fine example of Arts and Crafts style architecture.  Take the Tenby Ferry over for a family day out to visit the medieval church, spot some wonderful wildlife, and maybe buy some of the cheese, perfume, or one of the other products produced by the monks themselves.

3. Step Back in Time

The National Trust owned Tudor Merchant’s House is a wonderful spot in Tenby.  Tucked away on Quay Hill overlooking the harbour the Tudor Merchant’s House reflects the life and experience of a wealthy family at the turn of the 16th century.   Look out for living history experiences during your summer holiday this year to get the most out of your trip.   Tenby also houses its own characterful Museum and Art Gallery, which is well worth a quick visit during your holiday in Tenby – it is the oldest independent museum in Wales!

4. See some real-life Heroes

Tenby has had it’s fair share of life-boat stations, and the current one is open for the public to visit! Children love to see the lifeboat, and the friendly volunteer lifeboat crew are on hand to answer questions.  Once a fortnight the crew launch the life-boat for the crowd of people who gather to watch it.  Check out their website to keep up to date with events and launches.

5. Walk the Coast-Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is world-famous for its beautiful walks and fantastic views.  An advantage of enjoying a holiday in Tenby is that, as a coastal town, these walks are right on your doorstep.  There are a range of difficulty levels and distances of walks which  you can take.  So whether you just fancy a little family-friendly potter or a serious ramble, Tenby and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path can give you all  you need.

This is a just a list for you to be getting on with – if you’re visiting Tenby, Pembrokeshire this summer for your holidays there is so much more to see.  Tenby’s surrounding area features a number of exciting activities from paintabbling, rollercoasters, zoo’s, beaches and castles.  We hope that you find Pembrokeshire as exciting and beautiful as we do, and will visit us this summer holiday.

Are you looking for a place to stay in Tenby?  Well the Old Vicarage, Penally, could be the place for you and your family to visit this summer.  We have accommodation appropriate for families, couples and solo holidays.  Contact us today for more information on Tenby, Pembrokeshire and the surrounding area.

Summer Holidays in Tenby with the Old Vicarage Penally

Golfing in Tenby and South Pembrokeshire
on May 20th, 2015

We are on track for a hot-super summer, so if you’re a golfing fan looking for a great golf holiday in Wales then look no further than Tenby, Pembrokeshire and the surrounding countryside.

Stay in Tenby, Pembrokeshire for your perfect Golf Holdiay


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Fantastic Animals and where to find them in South Pembrokeshire
on Apr 20th, 2015

Wildlife in Pembrokeshire and when you can see it

From the Puffins on Skomer Island to the Otters at Bosherston, South Pembrokeshire, Wales, is one of the best places in the UK to explore and spot wonderful wild animals.  And with Puffin season fast approaching we thought now would be the best time to tell you about all the wonderful wildlife which Tenby and the surrounding Pembrokeshire coast-path area has to offer.

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Tenby Easter Events for all the Family
on Mar 20th, 2015

 Tenby Easter Events 2015

Easter Activities in South Pembrokeshire for all the family

Are you stuck for what to do over the Easter holidays this year?  Why not come and visit South Pembrokeshire this Easter.  It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the Easter break.  And with loads of activities going on all-over Pembrokeshire there is going to be an activity to suit all the family.

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Tenby Dates for your Diary
on Feb 25th, 2015

Are you looking for a great family day out or for something to do in Tenby?   Look no further! Here at the Old Vicarage Tenby we have put together a list of the top events in the South Pembrokeshire area for you and your family to enjoy.

Visit Tenby, Tenby Events, What's on in Tenby

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The Best Family Activities in Tenby and South West Wales
on Jan 22nd, 2015

Family Activities in Tenby and South West Wales


Are you planning a family holiday to remember in the picturesque Pembrokeshire National Park?  Well here at the Old Vicarage, Tenby we can help you organize your perfect family days out.  Come rain or shine we can recommend some of the best family activities in Pembrokeshire.

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The Top 6 Best Beaches in South Pembrokeshire
on Dec 18th, 2014



The Beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastline which surrounds Tenby and the whole of the Pembrokeshire National Park has long been considered one of the most impressive and beautiful stretches of coastline not just in Wales but across the whole world.  So we were over the moon that National Geographic noticed what we’ve always know here at the Old Vicarage, Tenby.  It announced that the Pembrokeshire National Park Coast was rated in the top 10 ‘Best Coastal Destinations’.

With so many wonderful beach options on the Pembrokeshire coast we thought we could give you a hand to help find the best beaches in South Pembrokeshire.  From secluded romantic coves to wide family-friendly beaches we can help you find the perfect South Pembrokeshire beach for your holiday. Continue Reading »

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