A popular television series that focuses on Tenby Harbour and its personalities was aired on ITV last night and will be screened on Monday nights at 8 pm over the next three weeks. The series is filmed through the four seasons and follows a range of characters including harbourmasters Matt Broadhurst and Chris Salisbury, lifeboat coxswain Philip John, artist Naomi Tydeman and Caldey Island boatman Daniel Thomas and how their lives are in tune with the seas and the seasons.
The show is being broadcast on the main ITV channel following its success on ITV Wales, where it attracted an impressive 20% average audience share. The series was made by the independent Welsh producer, Slam Media. Aled Llyr, Director of Slam Media, said:
“The series is the story of the men and women of Tenby’s harbour, whose way of life is in tune with the sea, the seasons and tourists. It’s great that their story can be shared with a wider audience – putting this magical little corner of Pembrokeshire well and truly on the map.”
The series went down well on Twitter, with many users from far and wide Tweeting about how much they love Tenby and how they would like to visit the area soon. Here’s some of the best Tweets from last night’s showing:
— Martin French (@MartinFrench2) 30 October 2017
— Siobhan3Leigh (@Siobhan3Leigh) 30 October 2017
— Karen Price (@karenmediawales) October 30, 2017
— Gayle (@GShellB) October 30, 2017
I’m going to enjoy watching #TheHarbour on ITV. Lovely gentle series about beautiful Tenby.
— 👻Chill 🎃Mansell👻 (@JillMansell) October 30, 2017
History of Tenby
Tenby has become the most iconic seaside in Wales, but it also has a long and extensive history for you to discover and explore while you’re there. Originally known as Dinbych y Pysgod in Welsh, or “little town of fishes”, it was established by the Normans as a fortified town, and most of the ancient town walls remain standing today. It was during the Georgian and Victorian times that it became the popular seaside resort it is today, and the narrow-cobbled streets and medieval houses add to the charm of the town. There is a plethora of quirky restaurants, pubs and shops for visitors to enjoy, and the town was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1972.
Things to do
Tenby is home to three beautiful beaches, all of which face different directions, so there’s always somewhere to shelter on a windy day! It’s seaside location make it somewhat of a haven for water sports, including kayaking, motor boat rides, jet ski safaris and a range of sit-on rides. There is also an array of fishing trips, allowing you to head out to sea to catch your tea! Attractions including a museum, an art gallery and plenty more mean that there’s something to keep everyone busy during their time in Tenby!
Our cottages in Tenby
If you like what you see on ITV, and decide to book a holiday of your own, we have two beautiful Tenby holiday cottages with availability throughout the autumn and winter of 2017. St Catherine’s House sleeps 16 and is the perfect retreat for the whole family to enjoy all that Tenby has to offer its visitors. The magnificent Georgian residence boasts breath-taking views of Castle Beach and St Catherine’s Island, as well as direct private access to the beach. It is in an enviable location and is the ideal meeting place for families and friends for milestone birthdays, anniversaries or just a long weekend with your nearest and dearest. Ty Mair is a large, characterful townhouse that overlooks North Beach and the harbour, with various sea-faring attractions nearby. The beautiful cottage sleeps eight, and is the perfect escape for you and your family this autumn and winter.
If your tuning into next week’s episode, be sure to mention us on Twitter (@QualityCottages) and let us know what you thought!