Cliffe Norton Hotel

The Norton
SA70 8AA

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01834 842333
Fax: 01834 844420

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Tenby north beach looking East
Tenby Georgian houses
Tenby Harbour
Tenby Beach

Cliffe Norton Hotel,

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  • A delightful and unusual Grade 2 listed hotel created from four historic buildings
  • Superb location overlooking the North Beach and a short walk from the shops
  • Delightful cosy lounge with sea views
  • Principal public space is an open plan area consisting of bar, dance floor, stage and reception desk
  • Attractive first floor restaurant with sea views
  • Entertainment is provided most evenings
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • All 53 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC. Many have superb sea views
  • Central heating throughout
  • Two lifts serve most rooms although there are many minor changes of level and some top floor rooms are only accessible via a substantial flight of stairs
  • Car parking is available at the nearby public car parks at Gas Lane or Station Road (both 5 minutes walk)
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Delightful split level restaurant with sea views from some tables
  • Principal public space is an open plan area consisting of bar, dance floor, stage and reception desk
  • Delightful cosy lounge
  • Bar and restaurant overlooking the sea
  • Entertainment is provided most evenings in the open plan area which has a dance floor
  • Two lifts serve most rooms although there are many minor changes of level and the restaurant, which is on the first floor, is not accessible from either lift. Five rooms on the top floor are only accessible via a long flight of stairs
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment: this hotel does not have any ground floor rooms. There are three shallow steps at the main entrance. The restaurant is not easily accessible for anyone with a mobility impairment because it is on a level not served by either lift. Bedroom floors mostly consist of narrow corridors with minor changes of level. There are five rooms on the top floor which are only accessible via a long flight of stairs.


  • Our attractive split level restaurant has sea views and can seat 90 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d’hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:00
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 53 bedrooms on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors (there are no ground floor rooms)
  • 17 double rooms, 19 twin rooms, 10 single rooms, 2 rooms with three single beds and 5 rooms with a double and a single bed
  • Two lifts serve most rooms but there are several minor changes of level and 5 rooms on the top floor are only accessible via a long flight of stairs from the floor below
  • We have 27 rooms with excellent sea views where you can sit by the window and enjoy the view
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • Hair dryers are available from Reception
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type (except single rooms)
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Tenby is a uniquely attractive resort. Its pastel coloured buildings, narrow cobbled streets, fortified medieval walls and shimmering bays give it an atmosphere reminiscent of the Mediterranean. The resort has a charm and character which has attracted visitors for more than 200 years. The town boasts four beaches, beautiful gardens, an intriguing museum, a leisure centre and a collection of outstanding restaurants and welcoming pubs.

The harbour is one of the most photographed views in Wales, with its vibrant outdoor cafés, flotilla of boats and towering hill in the background. From the harbour, a number of cruises and fishing trips which tour the coast and the nearby islands of Caldey and Ramsey are available.

Tenby is also ideally placed to explore the beautiful region of Pembrokeshire. The mighty castles and historic market towns as well as the tiny harbours and pretty villages of this wonderfully varied region are only a short distance away.

Whatever the season, Tenby and its surroundings offer a range of activities from fun-packed beaches and leisurely coastal walks to fascinating castles and relaxing cafés and bistros.

Town Centre

The ancient walled town centre offers an excellent range of shops and services from gifts and local crafts to antiques and seafood. There is also a daily indoor market with over 100 stalls.

Beach and Gardens

There are four main safe, clean sandy beaches offering relaxing bathing and great views across Camarthen Bay and over to Caldey Island. Its floral displays are equally impressive with Tenby now recognised as the best decorated town in Wales.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01834 842402

Manorbier Castle
Tel:01834 871394
Once described as ‘the pleasantest spot in Wales’ by Gerald of Wales, the castle boasts life-size wax models which bring history to life. The castle was also used as a film location for the 1989 production of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’

Museum and Art Gallery
Tel:01834 842809
Tenby’s national award-winning museum and art gallery is situated in part of the medieval castle, overlooking Castle Beach and Caldey Island.

Caldey Island
Tel:01834 844453
Three miles across the Caldey Sound, the picturesque monastic island is home to a Reformed Cistercian order as well as seals and puffins. There are cruises to the island from Tenby’s beaches.

Silent World Aquarium & Reptile House
Tel:01834 844498
Housed in an attractive 19th century chapel, this attraction features a fascinating collection of marine life, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

The Folly Farm
Tel:01834 845745
A real working farm and a centre for a chain of craft shops which has branches in Tenby and Saundersfoot.

Ramsey Island Cruises
Tel:01437 721911
Just one mile off the coast from St David’s, this National Park island boasts seals, porpoises, birds and seacaves.

Manor House Wildlife Park
Tel:01646 651 201
A great day out for animal lovers with flamingos, zebras, monkeys and big cats all set in beautiful landscaped wooded grounds and floral gardens.

Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Tel:01646 651782
Overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle incorporates the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales.


Tenby Arts Festival
Held annually in September, the festival features a splendid programme of classical and contemporary music.

Summer Spectaculars
Taking place at Tenby Harbour (July and August), includes displays by the local Coastguard service and other bands as well as barbecues and fireworks displays.

Tenby Blues Festival
takes place in November and includes a series of performances from various bands.

Fishguard Folk Festival
is a weekend of concerts, dance displays, workshops, ‘meet the artist’ events, busking, informal music and song sessions which takes place at the end of May.

St David’s Cathedral Festival
takes place over nine days in June and features a number of recitals and classical concerts.

Fishguard International Music Festival
is a popular event taking place in July/August and features brass, string and vocal performances.

Ramsey Island Guided Walks
take place weekly from April to September. They are conducted by RSPB wardens who have a wide knowledge of the area.

Tenby Town Trails
is a series of guided walks including Ghost Walks, Pirates and the Story of Tenby.

Tenby Fireman’s Summer Carnival
This annual event held in August features a marching band, colourful floats and walking entries.

For up-to-date information on events in and around Tenby see:

Places of Interest

This bustling port is also the scene of the last invaders of Britain – a French expeditionary force in 1797 – which is commemorated in a rich tapestry on display at Fishguard Town Hall.

pronounced ‘Larne’, is famous for its association with poet and writer Dylan Thomas. Visit the iconic Boathouse, his former home and the refurbished writing shed, which has stunning views over the Taf estuary and is where he composed such classics as ‘Under Milk Wood‘.

St Davids
Attractions in the smallest city in Great Britain include a magnificent cathedral, with the adjacent ruins of the Bishop’s Palace and 13th century St Mary’s College.

is a compact town built around its impressive Norman castle which still dominates the skyline today and is well worth a visit.

with its compact shopping centre, seafront parking and easily accessible amenities is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the region.

is the ancient county town of Pembrokeshire and is dominated by the remains of a castle sitting high above the main shopping street. The town is split by the Western Cleddau, which runs through the centre; three bridges enable shoppers to zig-zag their way between the shops on either side. An award-winning Farmers Market is held on the riverbank on alternate Fridays.

is a thriving commercial town with a Norman castle, Roman amphitheatre, museum, historic churches, leisure centre and plenty of shops.

Milford Haven
was developed as a whaling port by the Quakers in the 18th century. Its docks have been redeveloped into a superb marina and the town boasts a host of attractions, including the exciting Kaleidoscope Discovery Centre, Dockside Museum and Gallery, nature trails and its own golf course.

is a market town which lies at the southern end of Cardigan Bay. The Cardigan Coastal Farm Park is a breeding ground for a colony of Atlantic grey seals and during the summer months it is possible to spot the only resident population of bottle-nosed dolphins in Welsh and English waters.

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