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Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-pysgod, lit. 'fortlet of the fish') is both a walled, seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and a local government community.

Notable features include2+12 miles (4.0 km) of sandy beaches and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, the 15th century St. Mary's Church, and the National Trust's Tudor Merchant's House.

Boats sail from Tenby's harbour to the offshore monastic Caldey Island. St Catherine's Island is tidal and has a 19th century Palmerston Fort.

The town has an operating railway station. The A478 road from Cardigan, Ceredigion, connects Tenby with the M4 via the A477, the A40 and the A48 in approximately 40 miles (64 km).

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View upwards to the promenade, showing the 1814 arched road built during the town's revival by Sir William Paxton
Blue lines show where the walls round Tenby were most likely placed and red lines mark the wall sections that are still standing
Five Arches Gate
St Mary's Street, a typical old town street in Tenby

With its strategic position on the far west coast of Britain, and a natural sheltered harbour from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea, Tenby was a natural settlement point, probably a hill fort with the mercantile nature of the settlement possibly developing under Hiberno-Norse influence. The earliest reference to a settlement at Tenby is inEtmic Dinbych, a poem probably from the 9th century, preserved in the 14th century Book of Taliesin.

Tenby was taken by the Normans, when they invaded West Wales in the early 12th century. The town's first stone-wall fortification was on Castle Hill. Tenby's mercantile trade grew as it developed as a major seaport in Norman controlled Little England beyond Wales. However, the need for additional defences became paramount after the settlement and castle were successfully attacked and sacked by Welsh forces of Maredudd ap Gruffydd and Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1153. Sacking of the town was repeated in 1187 and again by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1260. After the final attack, William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke ordered the construction of the Tenby town walls in the late 13th century. The stone curtain wall, towers and gates enclosed a large part of the settlement—now known as the "old town". With the construction of the town walls, Tenby Castle was made obsolete and had been abandoned by the end of the 14th century.

In 1457, Jasper Tudor, the uncle of Henry Tudor, agreed to share with the town's merchants the costs of refurbishing and improving Tenby's defences because of its economic importance to this part of Wales. Work included heightening the wall to include a second tier of higher arrow slits behind a new parapet walk. Additional turret towers were added to the ends of the walls where they abutted the cliff edges, and the dry ditch outside walls was widened to 30 feet (9.1 m).

Consequently, in the Late Middle Ages, Tenby was awarded royal grants to finance the maintenance and improvement of its defences and the enclosure of its harbour. Traders sailed along the coast to Bristol and Ireland and further afield to France, Spain and Portugal. Exports included wool, skins, canvas, coal, iron and oil; while in 1566 Portuguese seamen landed the first oranges in Wales. It was during this period that the town was so busy and important, it was considered to be a national port. During the Wars of the Roses Henry Tudor, the future King Henry VII of England, sheltered at Tenby before sailing into exile in 1471.

In the mid 16th century, the large D-shaped tower known as the "Five Arches" was built following fears of a second Spanish Armada.

Two key events caused the town to undergo rapid and permanent decline in importance. First, Tenby declared for Parliament in the English Civil War. After resisting two attempts by the Royalists forces of Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, it was finally taken in 1648. Ten weeks later the shattered town was surrendered to Colonel Thomas Horton, who welcomed Oliver Cromwell shortly afterwards. Second, a plague outbreak killed half of the town's remaining population in 1650.

With limited infrastructure, resources and people, the town's economy fell into decline. Most of the merchant and business class left, resulting in the town's decay and ruin. By the end of the 18th century, John Wesley noted during his visit how: "Two-thirds of the old town is in ruins or has entirely vanished. Pigs roam among the abandoned houses and Tenby presents a dismal spectacle."

Another war led to a resurgence in Tenby's fortunes. Since 1798, the French General Napoleon Bonaparte had begun conquering Europe restricting the rich British upper classes from making their Grand Tours to continental spa towns. In 1802 local resident, merchant banker and politician, Sir William Paxton, bought his first property in the old town. From this point onwards he invested heavily in the area with the full approval of the town council.

With the growth in saltwater sea-bathing for health purposes, Paxton engaged engineer James Grier and architect Samuel Pepys Cockerell (the same team who had built his home at Middleton Hall) to create a "fashionable bathing establishment suitable for the highest society." His sea-bathing baths came into operation in July 1806 and, after acquiring the Globe Inn, transformed it into "a most lofty, elegant and convenient style" to lodge the more elegant visitors to his baths. Cottages were erected adjoining the baths with adjoining livery stables and coach house.

A road was built on arches overlooking the harbour at Paxton's full expense in 1814. He had a Private Act of Parliament passed that enabled fresh water to be piped through the town. Despite these accomplishments, his 1809 theatre was closed in 1818 due to lack of patronage. The Market Hall was completed in 1829 and remodelled to serve as Tenby Town Hall in 1860.

Paxton also took in "tour" developments in the area as required by rich Victorian tourists. This included the discovery of a chalybeate spring in his own park at Middleton Hall, and coaching inns from Swansea to Narberth. He built Paxton's Tower, in memorial to Lord Nelson whom he had met in 1802 when mayor of Carmarthen. Paxton's efforts to revive the town succeeded and after the Battle of Trafalgar, the growth of Victorian Tenby was inevitable.

Through both the Georgian and Victorian eras Tenby was renowned as a health resort and centre for botanical and geological study. With many features of the town being constructed to provide areas for healthy seaside walks, due to the walkways being built to accommodate Victorian nannies pushing prams, many of the beaches today still retain good disabled access. In 1856 writer Mary Ann Evans (pen-name George Eliot) accompanied George Henry Lewes to Tenby to gather materials for his work Seaside Studies published in 1858.

The old 1905 (cream & red) and new 2008 (silver) RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station

In 1852, the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society deployed a lifeboat to the town, taken over in 1854 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In 1905 a slip-way equipped lifeboat station was built on Castle Hill. It was replaced by a modern station in 2008.

Tenby railway station and the Pembroke and Tenby Railway were opened as far as Pembroke on 30 July 1863. The extended line to Pembroke Dock opened on 8 August 1864. In 1866, the line was connected to Whitland railway station. In 1867, work began on the construction of the Palmerston Fort on St Catherine's Island. The Army had control of the fort during 1887–1895.

The old town castle walls have survived, as does the Victorian revival architecture in a pastel colour scheme. The economy is based on tourism, supported by a range of craft, art and other stores. As of April 2017[update], there are 372 listed buildings and other structures in and around Tenby.

There are four schools in the Tenby schools area, consisting of three primary schools and one secondary school: Ysgol Hafan-y-Mor, Tenby Church in Wales Primary School, St. Teilo's RC School and Ysgol Greenhill Secondary.

Pupils from St. Teilo's School and Tenby Church in Wales School are automatically enrolled in the Greenhill School, but parents can enrol them into a different school. Ysgol Hafan y Môr is a Welsh language medium school. Most of the pupils go on to Ysgol y Preseli, a Welsh-medium secondary school in Crymych.

Previous schools in the area were Tenby V.C. Infants School which was an English medium school with a Welsh unit. Pupils from this school would automatically enrol in Tenby Junior School which has now been converted into Ysgol Hafan y Môr. Tenby V.C. Infant school was demolished in 2016 and turned into a field for the nearby Greenhill School.

South beach

Attractions include the two sheltered, sandy beaches and the coastal boat trips to Caldey Island. St Catherine's Island is tidal and the site of St Catherine's Fort a 19th century Palmerston Fort. In August 2016, the fort faced an "uncertain future" and was closed to the public. Tenby has shops, pubs and restaurants to cater for visitors. The Sunday Times rated Tenby's Castle Beach the best beach in the UK in 2019.

Tenby railway station (1967)

Tenby railway station serves the town on the Pembroke Dock branch of the West Wales Line operated by Transport for Wales Rail, who also manage the station. Trains run in each direction; westwards towards Pembroke and eastwards to Whitland, Carmarthen and Swansea. During peak season, trains run direct from Paddington to Tenby.

The nearest airport is Cardiff International.

Tenby United RFC, a rugby union club has existed since 1876. It is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union.

In 1970, the Tenby Sea Swimming Association started the Boxing Day Swim. It is Tenby's main Christmas attraction now, with approximately 600 swimmers, most in fancy dress, watched by thousands of onlookers. Each swimmer who enters for a charity receives a medal. The Osborne family has been associated with the event from the beginning and Chris Osborne, chairman of TSSA has seen it take place in every weather condition, from brilliant sunshine to freezing winds.

Tenby hosts the Welsh Ironman Triathlon in September. There is also the Tenby Aces Cycling Club and the 18-hole Tenby Golf Course that provides links golf by the coast.

St Catherine's Island, viewed from the Caldey Island ferry
Wally sleeping on the new RNLI Lifeboat Tenby slipway

On 19 March 2021, an Arctic walrus was spotted on the rocks of Broad Haven South beach, after initially making the journey over from Ireland. During its time in Tenby, it was situated primarily on the new RNLI Lifeboat Tenby slipway. Wally was not spotted between 5 to 8 April 2021 and there were concerns that sightseers had driven him away, but he was back regularly resting on the slipway later in the month, and on one occasion had to be moved to allow the slipway to be used.

Some believed that the walrus made the journey from the Arctic on an ice floe. The RSPCA believes this is the most southernly sighting of the species; occasionally they can be seen in Scotland.

Despite spending most of his days resting and scavenging for food, he has been causing some mischief. It was reported that he capsized a dingy and damaged a fishing boat trying to board the vessels.

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Town of Tenby.

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items.(March 2020)

Individuals

Military Units

Tenby experiences a maritime climate with cool summers, mild winters and often high winds. Due to its coastal southwest position, it is one of the sunnier locations in Wales.

Climate data for Tenby (23m elevation) 1981–2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
8.4
(47.1)
10.0
(50.0)
12.2
(54.0)
15.1
(59.2)
17.7
(63.9)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
17.5
(63.5)
14.5
(58.1)
11.5
(52.7)
9.3
(48.7)
13.7
(56.7)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
2.7
(36.9)
4.0
(39.2)
5.2
(41.4)
7.7
(45.9)
10.3
(50.5)
12.3
(54.1)
12.1
(53.8)
10.6
(51.1)
8.5
(47.3)
5.5
(41.9)
3.6
(38.5)
7.2
(45.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 113.5
(4.47)
80.8
(3.18)
86.7
(3.41)
65.3
(2.57)
62.7
(2.47)
65.5
(2.58)
68.8
(2.71)
91.9
(3.62)
87.5
(3.44)
130.2
(5.13)
134.9
(5.31)
123.1
(4.85)
1,111
(43.74)
Average rainy days(≥ 1.0 mm) 16.0 11.9 13.4 10.6 9.7 9.2 9.5 10.7 11.1 15.5 16.5 15.3 149.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.7 83.4 119.5 185.3 215.6 209.8 209.9 197.7 150.7 107.9 69.9 54.2 1,666.5
Source: metoffice.gov.uk
  • Seven arch viaduct, Tenby

  • Tenby baths (1825)

  • Earliest surviving copy of The Tenby Observer (21 July 1854)

  • Colourful, traditional, seaside shops in Tenby

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Tenby Article Talk Language Watch Edit Tenby Welsh Dinbych y pysgod lit fortlet of the fish is both a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire Wales on the western side of Carmarthen Bay and a local government community TenbyWelsh Dinbych y pysgodThe harbour and old townTenbyLocation within PembrokeshirePopulation4 696 2011 census 1 OS grid referenceSN129007Principal areaPembrokeshireCeremonial countyDyfedCountryWalesSovereign stateUnited KingdomPost townTENBYPostcode districtSA70Dialling code01834PoliceDyfed PowysFireMid and West WalesAmbulanceWelshUK ParliamentCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireSenedd Cymru Welsh ParliamentCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireWebsitewww aroundtenby co ukList of places UK Wales Pembrokeshire 51 40 28 N 4 42 16 W 51 6745 N 4 7044 W 51 6745 4 7044 Coordinates 51 40 28 N 4 42 16 W 51 6745 N 4 7044 W 51 6745 4 7044 Notable features include 2 1 2 miles 4 0 km of sandy beaches and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path the 13th century medieval town walls including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse Tenby Museum and Art Gallery the 15th century St Mary s Church and the National Trust s Tudor Merchant s House Boats sail from Tenby s harbour to the offshore monastic Caldey Island St Catherine s Island is tidal and has a 19th century Palmerston Fort The town has an operating railway station The A478 road from Cardigan Ceredigion connects Tenby with the M4 via the A477 the A40 and the A48 in approximately 40 miles 64 km Contents 1 History 2 Education 3 Tourism 4 Transport 5 Sport 6 Notable people 7 Wally the Walrus 8 Freedom of the Town 8 1 Individuals 8 2 Military Units 9 Climate 10 Gallery 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksHistory Edit View upwards to the promenade showing the 1814 arched road built during the town s revival by Sir William Paxton Blue lines show where the walls round Tenby were most likely placed and red lines mark the wall sections that are still standing Five Arches Gate St Mary s Street a typical old town street in Tenby Pembroke and Tenby Railway 1868 Tenby Town Hall With its strategic position on the far west coast of Britain and a natural sheltered harbour from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea Tenby was a natural settlement point probably a hill fort with the mercantile nature of the settlement possibly developing under Hiberno Norse influence The earliest reference to a settlement at Tenby is in Etmic Dinbych a poem probably from the 9th century preserved in the 14th century Book of Taliesin 2 Tenby was taken by the Normans when they invaded West Wales in the early 12th century The town s first stone wall fortification was on Castle Hill Tenby s mercantile trade grew as it developed as a major seaport in Norman controlled Little England beyond Wales However the need for additional defences became paramount after the settlement and castle were successfully attacked and sacked by Welsh forces of Maredudd ap Gruffydd and Rhys ap Gruffydd in 1153 Sacking of the town was repeated in 1187 and again by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1260 3 After the final attack William de Valence 1st Earl of Pembroke ordered the construction of the Tenby town walls in the late 13th century The stone curtain wall towers and gates enclosed a large part of the settlement now known as the old town With the construction of the town walls Tenby Castle was made obsolete and had been abandoned by the end of the 14th century 4 In 1457 Jasper Tudor the uncle of Henry Tudor agreed to share with the town s merchants the costs of refurbishing and improving Tenby s defences because of its economic importance to this part of Wales Work included heightening the wall to include a second tier of higher arrow slits behind a new parapet walk Additional turret towers were added to the ends of the walls where they abutted the cliff edges and the dry ditch outside walls was widened to 30 feet 9 1 m Consequently in the Late Middle Ages Tenby was awarded royal grants to finance the maintenance and improvement of its defences and the enclosure of its harbour Traders sailed along the coast to Bristol and Ireland and further afield to France Spain and Portugal Exports included wool skins canvas coal iron and oil while in 1566 Portuguese seamen landed the first oranges in Wales 4 It was during this period that the town was so busy and important it was considered to be a national port During the Wars of the Roses Henry Tudor the future King Henry VII of England sheltered at Tenby before sailing into exile in 1471 In the mid 16th century the large D shaped tower known as the Five Arches was built following fears of a second Spanish Armada Two key events caused the town to undergo rapid and permanent decline in importance First Tenby declared for Parliament in the English Civil War After resisting two attempts by the Royalists forces of Charles Gerard 1st Earl of Macclesfield it was finally taken in 1648 Ten weeks later the shattered town was surrendered to Colonel Thomas Horton who welcomed Oliver Cromwell shortly afterwards 3 4 Second a plague outbreak killed half of the town s remaining population in 1650 With limited infrastructure resources and people the town s economy fell into decline Most of the merchant and business class left resulting in the town s decay and ruin By the end of the 18th century John Wesley noted during his visit how Two thirds of the old town is in ruins or has entirely vanished Pigs roam among the abandoned houses and Tenby presents a dismal spectacle 5 Another war led to a resurgence in Tenby s fortunes Since 1798 the French General Napoleon Bonaparte had begun conquering Europe restricting the rich British upper classes from making their Grand Tours to continental spa towns In 1802 local resident merchant banker and politician Sir William Paxton bought his first property in the old town From this point onwards he invested heavily in the area with the full approval of the town council With the growth in saltwater sea bathing for health purposes Paxton engaged engineer James Grier and architect Samuel Pepys Cockerell the same team who had built his home at Middleton Hall to create a fashionable bathing establishment suitable for the highest society His sea bathing baths came into operation in July 1806 and after acquiring the Globe Inn transformed it into a most lofty elegant and convenient style to lodge the more elegant visitors to his baths Cottages were erected adjoining the baths with adjoining livery stables and coach house A road was built on arches overlooking the harbour at Paxton s full expense in 1814 He had a Private Act of Parliament passed that enabled fresh water to be piped through the town Despite these accomplishments his 1809 theatre was closed in 1818 due to lack of patronage 5 The Market Hall was completed in 1829 and remodelled to serve as Tenby Town Hall in 1860 6 Paxton also took in tour developments in the area as required by rich Victorian tourists This included the discovery of a chalybeate spring in his own park at Middleton Hall and coaching inns from Swansea to Narberth He built Paxton s Tower in memorial to Lord Nelson whom he had met in 1802 when mayor of Carmarthen 5 Paxton s efforts to revive the town succeeded and after the Battle of Trafalgar the growth of Victorian Tenby was inevitable Through both the Georgian and Victorian eras Tenby was renowned as a health resort and centre for botanical and geological study 7 With many features of the town being constructed to provide areas for healthy seaside walks due to the walkways being built to accommodate Victorian nannies pushing prams many of the beaches today still retain good disabled access In 1856 writer Mary Ann Evans pen name George Eliot accompanied George Henry Lewes to Tenby to gather materials for his work Seaside Studies published in 1858 The old 1905 cream amp red and new 2008 silver RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station In 1852 the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society deployed a lifeboat to the town taken over in 1854 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution In 1905 a slip way equipped lifeboat station was built on Castle Hill It was replaced by a modern station in 2008 Tenby railway station and the Pembroke and Tenby Railway were opened as far as Pembroke on 30 July 1863 The extended line to Pembroke Dock opened on 8 August 1864 In 1866 the line was connected to Whitland railway station 8 In 1867 work began on the construction of the Palmerston Fort on St Catherine s Island The Army had control of the fort during 1887 1895 9 The old town castle walls have survived as does the Victorian revival architecture in a pastel colour scheme The economy is based on tourism supported by a range of craft art and other stores As of April 2017 update there are 372 listed buildings and other structures in and around Tenby 10 Education EditThere are four schools in the Tenby schools area consisting of three primary schools and one secondary school Ysgol Hafan y Mor Tenby Church in Wales Primary School St Teilo s RC School and Ysgol Greenhill Secondary Pupils from St Teilo s School and Tenby Church in Wales School are automatically enrolled in the Greenhill School but parents can enrol them into a different school Ysgol Hafan y Mor is a Welsh language medium school Most of the pupils go on to Ysgol y Preseli a Welsh medium secondary school in Crymych Previous schools in the area were Tenby V C Infants School which was an English medium school with a Welsh unit Pupils from this school would automatically enrol in Tenby Junior School which has now been converted into Ysgol Hafan y Mor Tenby V C Infant school was demolished in 2016 and turned into a field for the nearby Greenhill School Tourism Edit South beach Attractions include the two sheltered sandy beaches and the coastal boat trips to Caldey Island St Catherine s Island is tidal and the site of St Catherine s Fort a 19th century Palmerston Fort In August 2016 the fort faced an uncertain future and was closed to the public 11 Tenby has shops pubs and restaurants to cater for visitors The Sunday Times rated Tenby s Castle Beach the best beach in the UK in 2019 12 Transport Edit Tenby railway station 1967 Tenby railway station serves the town on the Pembroke Dock branch of the West Wales Line operated by Transport for Wales Rail who also manage the station Trains run in each direction westwards towards Pembroke and eastwards to Whitland Carmarthen and Swansea During peak season trains run direct from Paddington to Tenby The nearest airport is Cardiff International Sport EditTenby United RFC a rugby union club has existed since 1876 It is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union In 1970 the Tenby Sea Swimming Association started the Boxing Day Swim It is Tenby s main Christmas attraction now with approximately 600 swimmers most in fancy dress watched by thousands of onlookers Each swimmer who enters for a charity receives a medal The Osborne family has been associated with the event from the beginning and Chris Osborne chairman of TSSA has seen it take place in every weather condition from brilliant sunshine to freezing winds 13 Tenby hosts the Welsh Ironman Triathlon in September There is also the Tenby Aces Cycling Club and the 18 hole Tenby Golf Course that provides links golf by the coast Notable people Edit St Catherine s Island viewed from the Caldey Island ferry Alison Bielski poet and writer Michael Bonacini chef born and raised in Tenby 14 Rhidian Brook writer born in Tenby Ernle Chatfield 1st Baron Chatfield educated at St Andrew s School Tenby 15 16 Charles Dale actor born in Tenby Kenneth Griffith actor Augustus John artist born in Tenby Gwen John artist Kate Lamb actress grew up in Tenby Michael Lieber actor Clive Merrison actor Charles Norris etcher Gwilym Prichard artist Robert Recorde mathematicianWally the Walrus Edit Wally sleeping on the new RNLI Lifeboat Tenby slipway On 19 March 2021 an Arctic walrus was spotted on the rocks of Broad Haven South beach after initially making the journey over from Ireland During its time in Tenby it was situated primarily on the new RNLI Lifeboat Tenby slipway Wally was not spotted between 5 to 8 April 2021 and there were concerns that sightseers had driven him away 17 but he was back regularly resting on the slipway later in the month and on one occasion had to be moved to allow the slipway to be used 18 Some believed that the walrus made the journey from the Arctic on an ice floe 19 The RSPCA believes this is the most southernly sighting of the species occasionally they can be seen in Scotland 20 Despite spending most of his days resting and scavenging for food he has been causing some mischief It was reported that he capsized a dingy and damaged a fishing boat trying to board the vessels 19 Freedom of the Town EditThe following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Town of Tenby This list is incomplete you can help by adding missing items March 2020 Individuals Edit Rt Hon David Lloyd George OM PC 21 Augustus John OM RA 30 October 1959 22 Military Units Edit HMS Tenby RN 21 Climate EditTenby experiences a maritime climate with cool summers mild winters and often high winds Due to its coastal southwest position it is one of the sunnier locations in Wales Climate data for Tenby 23m elevation 1981 2010Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearAverage high C F 8 7 47 7 8 4 47 1 10 0 50 0 12 2 54 0 15 1 59 2 17 7 63 9 19 6 67 3 19 5 67 1 17 5 63 5 14 5 58 1 11 5 52 7 9 3 48 7 13 7 56 7 Average low C F 3 2 37 8 2 7 36 9 4 0 39 2 5 2 41 4 7 7 45 9 10 3 50 5 12 3 54 1 12 1 53 8 10 6 51 1 8 5 47 3 5 5 41 9 3 6 38 5 7 2 45 0 Average rainfall mm inches 113 5 4 47 80 8 3 18 86 7 3 41 65 3 2 57 62 7 2 47 65 5 2 58 68 8 2 71 91 9 3 62 87 5 3 44 130 2 5 13 134 9 5 31 123 1 4 85 1 111 43 74 Average rainy days 1 0 mm 16 0 11 9 13 4 10 6 9 7 9 2 9 5 10 7 11 1 15 5 16 5 15 3 149 4Mean monthly sunshine hours 62 7 83 4 119 5 185 3 215 6 209 8 209 9 197 7 150 7 107 9 69 9 54 2 1 666 5Source metoffice gov uk 23 Gallery Edit Seven arch viaduct Tenby Tenby baths 1825 St Catherine s Island Earliest surviving copy of The Tenby Observer 21 July 1854 Colourful traditional seaside shops in TenbySee also EditTenby Castle Allen s of TenbyReferences Edit 2 Ward populations 2011 Retrieved 21 April 2015 Pryce Huw ed 1998 Literacy in Medieval Celtic Societies Cambridge University Press p 29 ISBN 9780521570398 a b Tenby Castle castlewales com a b c tenby penmar tenby co uk Archived from the original on 2 April 2012 Retrieved 16 September 2011 a b c Sir William Paxton kuiters org Retrieved 16 September 2011 Cadw The Old Town Hall and Market Hall 6169 National Historic Assets of Wales Retrieved 5 June 2022 Victorian History Tenby virtualtenby co uk History of Pembrokeshire Railways Pembrokeshire Virtual Museum Retrieved 3 March 2009 St Catherine s Island Retrieved 13 May 2015 Listed Buildings in Tenby Pembrokeshire British Listed Buildings Retrieved 21 April 2017 Mosalski Ruth 14 August 2016 Tenby landmark St Catherine s Island will close this month just a year after it reopened Wales Online Retrieved 17 January 2017 Bruce Sinclair 21 July 2019 Tenby beach named best in UK by Sunday Times Tivyside Advertiser Retrieved 21 July 2019 Tenby Boxing Day Swim Retrieved 4 February 2019 Michael Bonacini Bell Media Television Retrieved 9 May 2018 Heathcote Tony 2002 The British Admirals of the Fleet 1734 1995 Pen amp Sword Ltd page 40 ISBN 0 85052 835 6 Boer War Memorial St Andrew s School Tenby TracesOfWar com tracesofwar com Wally the walrus Crowds may have driven creature from Tenby BBC News 7 April 2021 Retrieved 10 April 2021 Wally the walrus Lifeboat crew use horn to budge animal BBC 30 April 2021 Retrieved 1 May 2021 a b Wally the Walrus flipped dinghy and tried to board fishing boat BBC News 30 March 2021 Retrieved 3 April 2021 Owen Cathy 31 March 2021 Walrus basks in the sunshine in Tenby WalesOnline Retrieved 3 April 2021 a b The honour of the freedom award BBC 10 September 2008 Augustus John Artist Receives Freedom Borough His Editorial Stock Photo Stock Image Shutterstock Shutterstock Editorial Climate Normals 1981 2010 Met Office Retrieved 24 February 2021 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Tenby Around Tenby is the Official Website Around Tenby CIC Charity Interest Company is the official site backed by the Tenby Chamber of Business and Tourism and supported by https www visitpembrokeshire com Tenby Town Council Further historical information and sources on GENUKI Tenby Memorial CommitteeWikivoyage has a travel guide for Tenby Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Tenby amp oldid 1091681162, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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