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Informative and enjoyable

This is a fascinating place to visit and is highly recommended. It has an unusual history as being... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andiymac777
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Arundel, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

Visited here while in Tenby and it's a lovely little fort. The guide gave a very interesting talk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Pocklington, 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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Beach, Tenby SA70 7BL, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jan295
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kemma102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jo B
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank RobTennessee_USA
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a climb, and not for the faint hearted, amazing views and a very informative film and guide await you inside the fort. Not open sundays or in inclement weather.

Thank Jim H
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jim - Just to clarify we are open Sundays when the tide and weather allow. All the best - The Island Team.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Wanted to see this but it looked closed the first twice wewere near. Then one day it was open. So check opening times if you're interested. Fascinating history.

Thank MJV53
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to go on the island never got round to it all the years we have visited although it would be a bit awkward at the moment as we have a greyhound who would find it difficult to get around it that's if they...More

Thank Tracey N
St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Well behaved dogs are always welcome Tracey, although they are required to remain on a lead while on the Island for their own safety. All the best.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Worth a visit, a bit pricey for what you get but interesting, the guide gave a very accessible talk that was clearly enjoyed by young and old

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St-Catherines-Isle, Manager at St. Catherine’s Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your contribution and views.

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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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