St David’s peninsula, the land of David, is an area filled with heaps of ancient history and a tranquil atmosphere.
Come rain or shine this quaint little city is always bustling with locals and tourists and why not when there’s so much to enjoy! The high street is filled with an abundance of independent and high street shops clustered around the old cross square.
If you fancy something a little adventurous you could head out one of the many boat trips available in the village. Thousland Island Adventures head out to the RSPB reserve on Ramsey Island, or there are several dolphin watching trips and TYF Adventure provide a range of activities including coasteering, sea kayaking, climbing and surfing. If they don’t tickle your fancy then why not head out for a spectacular walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Without a doubt, the grand cathedral which sits low in the village is the most spectacular feature of St. David’s. From the square you cannot see the cathedral, but as you head through The Gatehouse the pink and grey colourings of the local stone are revealed ahead. The exterior & interior are equally spectacular and it’s well worth heading inside to see the dramatic ceiling & architecture.
Alongside the cathedral stands the ruins of The Bishops Palace. Once a grand residence it is now a public attraction and open air theatre during the summer months.
PLACES TO EAT
St. Davids has so many wonderful places to eat. Many with outdoor seating which is perfect for when the welsh sunshine makes it annual appearance. A few of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants I can definitely recommend include: The Meadow (see photo below) The Bishop, St. Davids Kitchen, Cwtch and The Cross Hotel. Plus there’s a fantastic icecream shop and opposite a fish and chip shop! What more could you ask for!
I recommend parking at the large, pay & display car park on the left as you enter into St.Davids. Plenty of room for car, vans & campers.
Public toilets can be found at the car park mentioned.
Keep dogs on lead
Nearest beach – Whitesands
National Park Visitor Centre
Today, St. Davids is one of the most attractive places to visit in Pembrokeshire and you can definitely see why. Be sure the make a stop here if you’re in the local area.