By / 14th July, 2016 / Carmarthenshire / No Comments

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Caldey Island is easily reached by the little ferry from Tenby which travels the short stretch of sea every half an hour after April if the weather permits.  Caldey Islands has been inhabited since Stone Age. Different orders of monks have been there since Celtic Times. These days it is owned by Cistercian Monks who have a wonderful old monastery and gardens parts of which are open for visitors.

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At its closest point, Caldey lies only 1 km south of the mainland Pembrokeshire with Tenby being some 4km to the north. The crossing does not take long and costs about £12 for adults and £6 for children 14 and under £6. This includes a return trip on any boat.  Please phone 01834844453 to double check before planning your trip.

Visitors to Old Oak Barn have visited the island this year and were also charmed by the wild life, flora and fauna, charming chocolate shop and general pace of life! Read more about this lovely island at Wikipedia

Caldey Island - The Monastery

Read all the latest reviews on Trip Adviser who this year presented Caldey Island with a Certificate of Excellence. This is the latest review in July 2016 which seems typical of the many hundreds who have written a review.

“This is the first time we have ever visited Caldey Island – and what a real treat it was. The boat trip off of Tenby South Beach takes appx 20 minutes and delivers you safely onto the jetty at Caldey. There is an appx 15 min walk to the Monastery which is beautiful. There is a lovely grassed area, with a teashop serving cold food, teas coffee and icecream. There is a lovely walk to the top of the island where the lighthouse is – on the particular day we visited there was no wind, and the skies were so clear you could see across to Ilfracombe! The views are spectacular and there was a quaint chapel, chocolate factory and gift shop to visit. A really beautiful place to visit, leaving you with a feeling of tranquil calmness…”