15 November 2016
West is best!
Northern coastline, Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire
West Wales’ Pembrokeshire and Tenby have been nominated in two categories at the prestigious British Travel Awards: Best UK Holiday County or Destination and Best UK Coastal Resort.
In the Best UK Holiday County or Destination award category, Pembrokeshire and Tenby compete against four heavyweight English counties: Cornwall, Devon, Northumberland and Yorkshire. Competing alongside the West Wales county in the Best UK Coastal Resort award category are Blackpool, Brighton, Bude and Whitby.
Since 2008, the British Travel Awards have given the public a chance to recognise the very best visitor attractions, travel operators and tourism-friendly areas of the UK.
Pembrokeshire and Tenby have been home to a number of big events this year, including the The Red Bull Cliff Diving Series in Abereiddi (where professional adrenaline junkies launch into the water from a cliff that’s 27 metres high) and the sixth Ironman Wales triathlon (a 17 hour endurance feat that involves a 2.4 mile open water swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run).
The people's choice...
Aside from these events, it is the everyday beauty of the area that draws people in. It’s easy to see why tourists are in love with both nominated areas; with over 50 beaches to explore, more than 10 castles to learn about, 950 kilometres of public footpaths to walk or cycle along and plenty of quaint little towns to ramble through, there’s something for everyone. Add to this the abundance of wildlife in every corner and the fact that it’s home to the Welsh Spa of the Year (The Well Spa at Bluestone), it’s no wonder people love visiting.
The results will be announced on the 23rd November 2016. Even if Tenby and Pembrokeshire don’t scoop top prizes, we’ve got so much to be proud of in this highly-regarded and beautiful area of Wales.