Tenby for the day with visit to Lovespoon Workshop

Tenby for the day with visit to Lovespoon Workshop

The tradition of carving lovespoons is believed to have originated in Wales and dates back to the 17th Century.

Tenby is a delightful little harbour town and seaside resort, and it would be difficult to find a setting more picturesque, overlooking some of Pembrokeshire's beautiful beaches and the town itself is home to many restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs all linked by cobbled streets.

 

Tenby's hilltop position led to its early settlement as a Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Part of the town walls survive to this day and are an attractive feature at the entrance to the old town.

 

Until quite recently Tenby was known as "Little England beyond Wales" and the town remains a rather anglicised part of Wales. From the early 19th century, Tenby became a fashionable holiday destination for both the Welsh and the English, and its attractions to the holidaymaker are just as obvious today, with the fantastic beaches stretching to the north, the west, and the south of the town. Walk along Tenby’s South Beach toward Giltar Point and the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path for fantastic views of Caldey Island.

 

Stroll the narrow cobbled streets of Tenby itself or sit in one of the many cafes and people-watch other visitors to the gift shops, restaurants and public houses, or wander along the harbour, where you can board one of the cruises to nearby Caldey Island, or take a trip in search of the plentiful wildlife of this South West coast of Wales. Tenby can be a serene, attractive destination sure to charm you, and those in search of spending time by the beach are spoilt for choice here, but Tenby can also offer plenty to do for the more active.

 

The Lovespoon Workshop is run by us (the Thomas family) and continues the ancient Welsh tradition of carving lovespoons. We provide customers with an extensive range of hand made lovespoons carved exclusively at our workshop. We also provide visitors with demonstrations and explanations of our own lovespoons which we have built up over the years.

 

The tradition of carving lovespoons is believed to have originated in Wales and dates back to the 17th Century. As explained in our books The Language Of Lovespoons and The Longest Lovespoon the tradition may have evolved from wooden cooking, serving or eating utensils, being decorated with various symbols.

 

It is thought that sailors used to make lovespoons-filling those laborious hours aboard ship whittling away with utmost determination in dimly lit cabins to make a spoon for their sweethearts. It is also thought that the young welsh ladies would collect lovespoons, thus leaving a trail of broken hearts within their community before choosing the fortunate man. Let us say therefore that a lovespoon is a tangible expression of love.

 

Depart approx. 17.30

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Nailsea Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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