pleasant boat trip from Tenby Harbour takes you
to this beautiful and fascinating island.
has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and has
been home to various orders of monks since Celtic
times. It is now owned by monks of the Cistercian
Order, whose picturesque monastery overlooks the
Village Green and the pretty cottages of the
You can to visit Caldey's historic Old Priory and explore the medieval churches of
St David and St Illtud, and to find out more, drop in at the Video Centre to
see a short film about life on the island and in the Monastery.
Visitors are also welcome to attend the one of
the short chanted services in the Abbey Church,
which form part of the daily prayer life of the
In the village you can buy the perfumes,
chocolate and shortbread made on the island. The
Village Post Office is also a museum giving an
interesting insight into Caldey's history.
Postcards and special covers are stamped with the
Caldey Island handstamp.
A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular
panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby
and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and
Or you may prefer
simply to relax on the expansive sandy beach at
Priory Bay, perhaps enjoy an unhurried snack at
the Tea Gardens, or take a leisurely picnic in
the peaceful, pollution-free surroundings of this