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South Wales Sights

Caldey Island

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Updated 06/04/2014

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This beautiful little island off the coast at Tenby has whitewashed stone buildings that lend it a Mediterranean feel. The island is best known for its Cistercian order, whose black-and-white-robed monks make a famous perfume from the local plants. You can visit tiny St. Illtud's Church to see the Caldey Stone, an early Christian artifact from circa 600AD, engraved in Latin and ancient Celtic. St. David's Church, on a hill above the village, is a simple Norman chapel noted

for its art-deco stained glass. The monastery itself isn't open to the public, but its church has a public viewing gallery if you want to observe a service. Boats to Caldey Island leave from Tenby's harbor every 20 minutes or so between Easter and September.

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Caldey Island, SA70 7UJ, Wales



Sight Details:

  • Free, boats £11 round-trip
  • Boats Easter–Oct., weekdays (also Sat. May–Sept) 10–3. Last return usually 5

Updated 06/04/2014


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