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Places to Visit in Pembrokeshire

Penally and Tenby offer an experience of South West Wales at its very best. Think soul-stirring locations, wild beaches and even wilder history; explore winding streets and medieval walls. From Victorian elegance to the rough-hewn beauty of the coast, Pembrokeshire is a fabulously rich region to explore. This section presents a whistle-stop tour of many of the region's most authentic attractions and grand days out.

Where will tomorrow lead you? It could be a Welsh castle, a dip in the surf or a fantastic walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Do also keep an eye on our blog for further events, highlights and must-visit attractions in Tenby and beyond.

Days out and Attractions in Tenby and Beyond

Fabulously colourful, quirky and historic, Tenby bristles with medieval streets, independent shops and a spirit rarely found at larger resorts. With so many things to see and do, this classic British seaside town is a wonderful day out whether you are a keen photographer, a foodie or just a curious visitor. Tenby is just a short walk along the beach from the hotel and views of its beaches can be enjoyed from the dining room.

Our regular Penally Abbey Blog is always worth checking for ideas and inspiration for your next stay in Southwest Wales. Otherwise, simply click on the links below for an insider's guide to Tenby and a selection of the many wonderful attractions and places to visit in Pembrokeshire:

Exploring Tenby

Further Afield

Little-Known Treasures

  •   The Restaurant
    The Restaurant

    Dinner is a special and unique experience which revolves around the finest local Pembrokeshire produce and intense, perfectly paired flavours. From the foraged seaweed of Freshwater West to homegrown vegetables, herbs and salad, all our menus revolve around the best seasonal ingredients we can get our hands on.

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  •   Breakfast

    Breakfast is as fresh and tasty as it gets at Penally Abbey. Packed with local produce and big breakfasts made fresh to order. 

    Lazy mornings...
  •   Meet the Chefs
    Meet the Chefs

    Find out more about our Head Chef Jerry Adam.

    Meet Jerry
  •   Private Dining
    Private Dining

    A family gathering, special birthday party or simply a group of friends getting together? 

    Our Courtyard space is THE perfect place to hold any event, big or small.


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  •   Penally Blog
    Penally Blog

    Our lively regular blog is here to keep you updated on going on's at the hotel and inside knowledge about Pembrokeshire from those who know...

    Visit our blog
  •   Careers at Penally
    Careers at Penally

    The hotel is family run which means our team at Penally Abbey simply makes the Boissevain family that much bigger. We feel that it is crucial that staff at Penally share the same vision and are passionate about what we are trying to achieve. 

    Join the team!
  •   Coastal Dining Escape
    Coastal Dining Escape

    If you book Jerry's incredible 9 Course Tasting Menu in our 2 AA rosette restaurant this Spring, you can stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms at a discounted rate.

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  •   Sunday Lunch
    Sunday Lunch

    Sundays at Penally are a cosy, friendly affair. Relax and enjoy locally sourced, fantastic quality produce overlooking the sea.

    See the Menu...
  •   Explore Tenby
    Explore Tenby

    Colourful, historic and full of charm, Tenby is one of the prettiest seaside towns in Wales. Explore winding streets, medieval walls and a wealth of quirky, independent shops, activities and attractions.

    Halcyon Days
  •   Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly

    Meet Biff and Maud our lovely hotel dogs. We know how difficult it can be to holiday with a hound in tow, so we offer a selection of best-in-show dog-friendly rooms.

    Dog-friendly Rooms
  •   Penally Gift Vouchers
    Penally Gift Vouchers

    The perfect gift for Christmas!

    Why not treat someone special to a Penally Abbey Experience? From afternoon tea for two on the terrace, to a fine meal or luxury overnight stay, our gift vouchers are a treasure trove of little luxuries.

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  •   Press and Reviews
    Press and Reviews

    Find out what critics and previous guests have been saying about us!

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  •   Year of the Sea
    Year of the Sea

    Visit Wales have chosen 2018 to be the 'Year of Sea' in order to celebrate Wales' outstanding coastline. 

    Find out how you can make the most of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast.

    Head to the sea...