Its cold and wet out side and my wife is looking at cottages, she finds a really nice one, its not cheap butyric per person its cheaper than a hotel and they will let us take the dog, its full for the rest of the year but free in two weeks, so we book it then I discover Tenby is not where I thought it was and its a 5 hour drive!
The Drive! Down the A483
It wasn’t bad, lots of small places to see on the way and nice scenery. Do a bit of research and you will find plenty of places to stop on the way.
Sugarloaf Station Sugar Loaf railway station is a railway station in Powys, Wales, and is the most geographically remote station on the Heart of Wales Line and the least visited.
Llandrindod Wells as its name implies, was historically linked with the health-giving waters which it still provides for visitors today. It is therefore surprising to find that, although the beneficial effects of taking the waters were known to the Romans, the development of the town did not take off until the mid- 19th Century with the coming of the railway to the town. It then grew at an astonishing rate, as the taking of the waters became a fashionable part of Victorian life, its history can be traced back to the 13th century.
Llanwrtyd Wells What an interesting place.
Claims to be the smallest town in Britain. It’s also home to some of the country’s weirdest sports events. Bog snorkelling anyone?
Llanwrtyd in Powys, Mid-Wales, is officially the smallest town in Britain. With a population of 850, it’s not the smallest settlement – there are much smaller villages and hamlets. What makes it a town is its ancient charter and its town council form of government.
Located between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s also within 25 miles of the Elan Vally a certified International Dark Skies Park and one of the six darkest places in Britain. So it’s a center for mountain biking, walking and climbing vacations as well as first class stargazing for amateur astronomers.
The world Bog Snorkelling Championship Next scheduled for August 25, 2019, it involves contestants in snorkel and flippers swimming back and forth the length of a 60 foot channel cut in the Waen Rhydd Bog, about a mile outside of town. Over 33 years, the event has grown from a small local event to a world championship with senior, junior, women’s and international classes; contestants from all over the world and even the man from the Guinness Book of World Records in attendance.
Man Vs Horse Marathon was the first of the mad events that take place near Llanwrtyd Wells. They’ve been running it since 1980 and in 1982 they adjusted the course to try to make it a more even match between the man and the horse. It took 25 years, but a man did finally beat the horse by two minutes. There’s a cash prize that grows every year the horse beats the man and, as of 2018, no man has won in 11 years. The prize for 2019 will be £3,000. The next competition is scheduled for June 8, 2019
Tenby is a harbour town and resort in southwest Wales. It’s known for its 13th-century town walls and its stretches of sandy shoreline, including Castle Beach. The ruins of Tenby Castle are on a headland overlooking the harbour. Its just how the sea side should be Excellent beaches, Harbour, lots of independent shops, good pubs cafes etc all within short walk, we only found one pub that wouldn’t let the dog in.
Things to do
Well there is a lot but as we only had a weekend here are a few.
We wanted a good Welsh breakfast so looked on line and found this place as it had excellent reviews and a good menu, they even have a dog menu!
You would walk past as its hidden in a small courtyard, but served some of the best food we have had. The Mews, Upper Frog street SA70 7JD
Now you cant go to the Sea side with out Fish and chips so we went here it was excellent. Its just a short walk from the Five arches.
Trafalgar Rd, Tenby SA70 7DW
We wanted Pizza and Pasta so decided to order a take away to collect. The menu was small, easy to choose I suppose, just a handful of choices for pizza or pasta but everything we had was so full of flavour and very authentic.
We liked the Crown, its a small pub with a good assortment of drinks, Dog friendly too, the live music on a Saturday night is excellent.
The Crown Inn, Lower Frog Street, Tenby, Dyfed, SA70 7HU
Things to do locally
Went Horse riding as first timer here, it was excellent, even has an indoor school incase of bad weather.
Saundersfoot is a small seaside resort in between Tenby and Amroth. It’s much more compact than Tenby and has a charm and character of its own. In many respects Saundersfoot is a much more accessible seaside resort. The beach is wide, sandy and has a blue flag.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink around the harbour.
We asked if we could bring the dog in in one cafe but was told no, but the young lady pointed us to another dig friendly cafe which was excellent. Just a short walk from the main street. Excellent service excellent quality and range of food, well thought out, free Wi Fi, small kids play area dog friendly too.
Amroth is located on the south coast of Pembrokeshire 7 miles east of Tenby and at the start (or end, if you walk it the other way round) of the world renowned 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
There is a petrified drowned forest, which reveals itself when the tide is very low. The petrified tree stumps can be seen poking through the sand and they have been dated to the last ice age!
The beach is pebbles at the very top then sand.
If you want Fish & Chips Bingo etc its not for you, its a lovely quiet place with a nice beach, local walks and just enough shops.
It has a pub cafe and a few shops, all you need really.
We had Brunch at the Pirate. Post code SA67 8NF, car park around the back.