CHURCH OF ST ILLTYD

Beyond ‘Solitude’, lies the small monastic island of Caldey, home to its chief inhabitants and owners, the Cistercian monks.  It is no wonder that Caldey is known as one of the Holy Islands in Great Britain with a recorded history that goes back over 1500 years.

The island is reachable by a short boat trip from Tenby harbour or the beach, depending on the tide.  One of the tourist attractions on Caldey includes the restored 13th-c church of St Illtyd and priory.

I was fortunate on my first visit to enjoy a fine day without too many visitors and poor weather to prevent exploration of most of the popular pathways, however, I could have spent longer enjoying the peace and serenity which this island appeared to offer.

More info on Caldey Priory:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldey_Priory

 

 

 

 

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