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St. Catherine's Island, Nov. 2001
St. Catherine's Island at low tide

St Catherine's Island (Welsh: Ynys Catrin) is a small tidal island linked to Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales, by a beach at low tide. The island is home to a Palmerston fort, constructed to protect Pembroke Dock and completed in 1870. In 1907, the island was sold privately for 500 pounds. St. Catherine's Fort has four main bedrooms, 16 turret rooms and an old banquet hall with a life size statue of Queen Victoria and an old, half-broken suit of armour. In the basement there is an old armoury which used to hold 444 barrels of gunpowder. At one time the fort was used as a zoo.

It is known colloquially as St Catherine's Rock and the area directly in front of it is known as the Catterns.

External links

  • Map sources for St Catherine's Island
  • [1] Tenby Civic Society - St. Catherine's Island
  • [2] St Catherine's Fort and Island, Tenby.
  • [3] St Catherines Fort, technical data.

Coordinates: 51°40′14″N 4°41′34″W / 51.67057°N 4.69267°W / 51.67057; -4.69267

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