We love Tenby!

Ironman Race in Tenby

Tenby in Welsh is  Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning little town of the fishes or little fortress of the fish. We love it because it is a unique walled seaside town with lots of character and charm and cobbled streets with small alleyways too.  The beaches are amazing and there is always something going on in the town. Great choice of cafes and restaurants.

Its features include 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches  gatehouse; the 15th century St. Mary’s Church; the Tudor Merchant’s House (National Trust); Museum and Art Gallery; and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, part of Wales’ only coastal National Park.


Mackerel fishing is a popular activity and sometimes visitors catch fish and bring them back to Old Oak Barn to BBQ fresh from the sea!  Boats sail from the little harbour to the offshore monastic Caldey Island  and we think this is a really memorable day out for people of all ages.

Tenby Boxing Day






These 3 photos show scenes  throughout the  year with the one of the right being taken on Boxing Day when there was a flurry of snow.  When the tide is out its fantastic to walk along the beaches.   Tenby is only about half an hour from Old Oak Barn.  We love Tenby!