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St. David's area or Tenby?

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St. David's area or Tenby?

I am planning a last minute weekend trip to Pembs in October. Having never been to Wales, I am overwhelmed with all of the options of places to stay! We are looking for a quaint town, beautiful coastline and hopefully a B&B or hotel with sea views and restaurants nearby. As first-timers, would we be better off staying in St. David's or in Tenby/Saundersfoot?

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1. Re: St. David's area or Tenby?

St.Davids is a bit classier than Tenby but there are no direct views of the sea itself (it is a very short way inland). It does however have some nice places to eat esp. this place


and much more to see (IMHO) - the cathedral, Whitesands Bay, Ramsey Island, Melin Tregwynt, Solva etc, etc

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2. Re: St. David's area or Tenby?

Both nice locations, st davids bit more reserved holiday location with a nice small town to wander around and the Cathedral, Tenby is an old fashioned family holiday resort, though at this time of the year will be a lot quieter, lots of eating houses/hotels/and guest houses,and lots of streets to wander round, think at this time of the year, Tenby might fit your bill a bit more

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3. Re: St. David's area or Tenby?

Tenby is a lovely place particularly off season ten minutes outside Tenby is Manorbier which is a lovely village with its own Castle,beach,cafe,4star resturant and pub. This part of the county is known for its beaches like Barafundle ,Bosherston Lily Ponds,St.govans Chapel and the beaches of Broadhaven South and Freshwater West. Y ou have the option of visiting Pembrokeand Carew Castle. st.Davids is gorgeous with wild coastline and lots of wonderful walking particularly around Porthgain. hard to choose what would be the best idea for first timers!

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Just come back from St Davids - had a fab time. The Bishops is a good pub with nice food and real ale that welcomes dogs, it is mid way between Castell Henllys and Carew Castle (both worth a visit) I can also recommend Archaeotours, why have a tour guide when you can hire and archaeologist? If prehistory interests you then it is well worth paying archaeotours - some of the places you woudn't find on your own. Whitesands is only about 1 1/2 miles away and is lovely for a day out, clean, sandy and with a cafe and toilets - walk there though - parking is extortionate! Seals and pups are easy to spot from the walk round to St Davids Head (a mile from Whitesands). Can't comment on Tenby as I have not been!

Edited: 30 September 2012, 18:13
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