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Address: Off Tenby | Pembrokeshire, SA70, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1834 844453
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Steeped in the strange history involving the building of Stonehenge, this...

Steeped in the strange history involving the building of Stonehenge, this island is a monastic community, parts of which are off-limits to tourists.

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Peaceful tranquil island

Visited here on Saturday . We got the boat from Tenby for £12 and the service and friendliness of the crew was excellent . From the moment I stepped foot onto Caldey you can just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday . We got the boat from Tenby for £12 and the service and friendliness of the crew was excellent . From the moment I stepped foot onto Caldey you can just feel how unique it is . It is so peaceful and everywhere has an amazing beauty and tranquil feel . The churches are beautiful places... More 

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Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely place to go for a walk to see more beautiful countryside, the staff in the shops/cafe/ chocolate factory could not be more helpful and answered questions politely even though they have been asked those questions hundreds of times before "do you live on the island" etc ! I asked that question! Lovely boat trip good photo opportunities .

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A calm crossing for October! But perfect for a quiet retreat .... we listened to two sung / chanted offices by the monks. A very simple and grounding experience. You can stay on the island if you wish for more than a day trip, but if doing so you would need to to take ALL provisions with you, there are... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Caldey on numerous occasions and never tire of this beautiful place.Its so lovely here real escapism & has beautiful beaches.It's only a 20 minute boat journey over & is very pleasant & do wrap up warm on a cooler day.The little churches on Caldey are heart warming places for quiet reflection where you can light a candle.Take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent day out for couples, families or individuals. Beautiful coastal walks with exceptional views, often opportunities to see seals. The monastery is beautiful and you can find lots of information about the monks - past and present. There is a beautiful chocolate shop there, souvenir shops and a little museum. The beach is beautiful and there are beach wheelchairs for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a cool October day and due to high tide the boat had to leave us there until 4.30pm - we went at 1pm. Due to lack of shelter on the island we were freezing by 4.30pm. Even the tea room doesn't allow you to sit inside. A few shops, nice walks, churches and a lighthouse to see.... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You go over on a boat from Tenby. You can walk over the whole Island. There is a tea gardens. Dogs allowed. You can attend Mass in the afternoon if you wish.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

As a proud Welshman it's a must to visit the island. Very peaceful and we was lucky to catch it on a beautiful sunny day. The chocolate shop is fantastic. Will be going again in the future summers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Monastic Island of Caldey is definately worth a visit. It's mysterious, calm and peaceful with the most beautiful Monastery at it's centre. A few little retreats, shop and you can even send your post cards from there. Probably the most tranquil of locations in Pembrokeshire and when viewed from the air, the island is shaped like a cross.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My family have been going to Caldey for the last sixty odd years .It doesn't matter if you've seen it all before its the peacefulness of the place now my grandchildren are going there . When we were small I remember my brother and I having a photo taken by the huge lily pond and you rarely saw a monk... More 

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