Today is our last full day in Tenby as we leave in the morning to go back home. We are going to look at the Merchants House (National Trust) in Tenby then we will explore the area around South Beach (our hotel is on North Beach).
On our way we pass through some more of Tenby’s narrow, picturesque lanes.
I had to crawl through this next one as my head wouldn’t fit in the narrow bit. Surely they can’t get any narrower than this can they?
Tenby was never built to accommodate motor vehicles and, in consequence, there are sometimes traffic jams to be had. In Tenby a traffic jam might consist of only a half dozen vehicles, because of the narrow roads, and it doesn’t usually last for long. Because of those narrow roads the traffic moves very slowly anyway so it’s not a real problem.
We later passed this rather fine Victorian Post Box.
The Merchants House, run by the National Trust, is in the back alleys – that’s it facing the camera. It dates from 1500 which makes it the oldest house still standing in Tenby. The front part of the ground floor would have been used as a shop and the rear part as the kitchen.
This next picture shows the kitchen with its huge fireplace and the door to the small courtyard at the rear of the house. The courtyard is shown in the following picture.
Going up the stairs leads into the family’s living quarters. The wooden frame on the right is the banister rail around the stairwell.
On the top floor are the sleeping quarters and everyone would have slept in this room.
We left the Merchants House and walked to South Beach. I’m fairly sure that this beach is significantly longer than North Beach. Have you spotted the palm trees?
We found our way down to the beach and turned towards the town (I wasn’t prepared to walk all the way to the other end of this beach then all the way back again). We noticed this cave and went over to explore.
This was not an enormous cave but we were surprised at how far into the rock it went bearing in mind that it’s formed by the action of the sea.
Further along we noticed the section of the old town wall and tower still surviving.
There are some lovely bits of garden dotted about on the cliffs and this was one of them. Very pretty.
That picture should tell you that we have climbed up from the beach and are, once again, on the cliff top.
That was the end of our fourth day and although we are staying one more night we will be leaving first thing after breakfast and travelling home. Although we intend to call in at Dinefwr Park on our way back I had already mentioned our visit on the way here and used some of the photographs taken on our way back so there is nothing more to add.
There won’t be a ‘Day Five’ report so until next time.