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You can only visit the fort on St. Catherine's Island at low tide and by climbing steps and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
GJH6169
Short walk at low tide, long and varied history

The island is reached by walking out at low tide from the slipway at Castle beach, Tenby. A... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Coco4075
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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St Catherine's island is home to a Palmerston fort and a WW2 Anti aircraft gun placement. Visitors the island are welcome. For opening times search Saint Catherine's Island on facebook it is the best place due to tides and weather.
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Castle Beach, Tenby SA70 7BL, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when i was small in the 1970s it was a zoo and we remember seeing monkeys on the roof. before that people lived there . it gets cut off when there is a high tide. people have had big ideas for it but nothing seems...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary c
Reviewed 1 November 2018

You can only visit the fort on St. Catherine's Island at low tide and by climbing steps and crossing a bridge. You pay on the way up the stairs. Once inside, there is a guide who talks through the various stages in the life of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GJH6169
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Cost £3.50 to go up some steps to see a room. Couldn't explore or see anywhere else within the building. There was a little talk with a slideshow and it explained a little history. Did get some nice pictures of tenby beach but a big...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank michellejade2009
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The island is reached by walking out at low tide from the slipway at Castle beach, Tenby. A Facebook page tells you the opening hours. Be sure to check because it is not open every day. Buy a £3.50 entrance ticket from a person near...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Coco4075
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a fascinating place to visit and is highly recommended. It has an unusual history as being a place of dizzy hedonism, a fort and once even a zoo. Check it out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andiymac777
Reviewed 14 October 2018

You can walk out to this when the tide is out and can walk round it but can't go on it (as far as I know) You can get good photos from Castle Hill near the Bandstand.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan295
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited here while in Tenby and it's a lovely little fort. The guide gave a very interesting talk all about the history of the fort and it's many uses. The walk up to the fort involves a lot of steps but only takes a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited St Catherine's Fort on a day trip to Tenby and glad I did, it was very interesting listening to the guide and watching the short film. Steep steps up to the fort so not for those less mobile. The views from the top were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kemma102
Reviewed 1 October 2018

There's a real Famous Five sense of adventure here - you can only visit the Palmerston fort on St. Catherine's Island at low tide and by climbing steps and crossing a bridge. This makes it seem really exciting, as through you've come upon a secret...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jo B
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Really great to read you have enjoyed your experience here in Tenby Jo - Thank you for the kind review.

Reviewed 29 September 2018

The old fort on St. Catherine's Island is really interesting. The guide was informed and made the history interesting. There are some pretty steep steps and it takes a few minutes to get to the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobTennessee_USA
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for the review Rob - All the best St. Catherine's

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Duncan W
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Yes it is Duncan as per our schedule on facebook page @StCatherinesIsland
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