Things to do

Below is a list of some of the Tenby Attractions & Activities which you can enjoy whilst staying at The Royal Lion Hotel.

The Tudor Merchants House

tudor-merchants-house-painted-clothTime travel to Tudor Tenby and discover what life was like at our 15th century merchant’s house.

Tenby Leisure Centre

Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Fitness suite, Dance Studio, and Artificial Pitch,2004,2005,2013&parent_directory_id=646

Carew Castle

At the end of the 11th century the Normans extended their conquest of England into Wales and Pembroke Castle became the centre of Norman rule in South Pembrokeshire. Now you can discover over 900 years of magical living history.

Castell Henllys

castell-henllysCastell Henllys is the only Iron Age Village in Britain reconstructed on the exact site where our Celtic ancestors lived 2,000 years ago. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the Demetae tribe.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

With over 950 km of public footpaths, and bridleways, walking is an ideal way to discover the spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and fascinating history of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. What more excuses do you need to get out there and explore?! Have a look at the picture gallery on our Facebook page to find out what you’re missing by staying at home!

Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail – A spectacular 186 miles (299 km) long National Trail covering some of the most varied coastal scenery in Britain, stretching from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south.

Tenby Museum

The museum features the geology and prehistory of the area, maritime and piracy, a local history gallery and the Story of Tenby Gallery as well as two art galleries, one featuring the permanent collection, the second exhibiting changing temporary exhibitions.

museum-tenbyThe permanent gallery features work by such artists as Gwen and Augustus John (Augustus was born in Tenby),  John Piper, David Jones and Kyffin Williams to name but a few.

There is also a case of personal memorabilia that belonged to Gwen and Augustus John.

There is plenty of amusement for children including Pirate Treasure Trails, gallery quiz sheets and jigsaw puzzles, both fun and educational. You can also dress up as a pirate and enjoy the hands on archaeology!

Caldy Island

abbeyviewsmall3jpgThe island lies cradled in the magnificent South Pembrokeshire coastline on the western fringes of Wales. It is one of Britain’s holy islands.
The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times.  More than a thousand years of prayer and quiet living have made this remote and beautiful island a haven of tranquillity and peace.
The monks and islanders of Caldey are pleased to welcome day-visitors to share the delights of their island home throughout the summer season.

St Catherine’s Island

tenby-island-st-catherineSt Catherine’s Island stands high over castle beach topped with an historic Napoleonic fort built to keep the French from invading. Open during the summer season you can explore the old fort and discover it’s many and varied uses through the centuries, take in the unique panoramic views of the town and coast and spot the wild life including birds turtles and porpoises.

Boat Trips

harbourboats041006pjw175There are several different people providing boat trips from Tenby Harbour both for wildlife spotting and fishing. Bookings can be made at the sheds down by the harbour or we have added some links below for our favourites


tenby-golf-clubThere is a choice of local courses including the links here in Tenby which is the oldest competition course in Wales listed below are some of the best courses around.


Pembroke Dock



Milford Haven

St Davids