Welcome to part one of our St.Davids bucket list. If you’re heading to the amazing mini-city of St.Davids your bucket list probably already includes a visit to the magnificent 12th century cathedral, a trek up Carn Llidi (the hill that thinks its a mountain) for panoramic views, a day at the picturesque Whitesands beach and an ice cream tour of the city. Here are ten more activities, listed in ascending ‘wow-factor’ order, that we wholly believe deserve a spot on that list too.
The welsh-est of all welsh activities. There’s something special about the simple pleasure of a welsh cake enjoyed with a cup of tea that just encapsulates the homeliness of Wales. We challenge you to find a single cafe that doesn’t serve these delicious rounds of happiness.
Dive into the local culture and learn a couple of welsh phrases. Although not a strictly welsh speaking area, St.Davids has a strong welsh language heritage. Here’s a couple to get you started.
Hello – Shwmae
Goodbye – Hwyl fawr
How are you? – Sut wyt ti?
I’m great! – Rwy’n wych
Please – Os gwelwch yn dda
Thank you – Diolch
One, two, three – Un, dau, tri
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path beckons. Get your walking boots on, pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of this 6 mile circular walk. Starting at Porthclais harbour the ramble will take you along the breathtaking coast, with views of Skomer, Grassholm and Ramsey islands. You’ll also go past the old copper mine, see an iron age fort and have the opportunity to spot birds, seals and porpoise in the water below.
Surprisingly, there is a wealth of great producers making alcohol in Pembrokeshire. Locally made beer, cider, wines and spirits can all be found in local pubs, cafes and restaurants. Ask your bar person or wait staff to point you in the right direction. Barti Ddu is a really tasty pembrokeshire made rum, whilst Dà Mhìle Distillery’s seaweed gin is a bit of a local favourite. As far as beers and ciders go, you’re spoilt for choice. Craft brewing has boomed in Pembrokeshire over the last decade and there’s heaps on offer for every taste. Bluestone Brewing Company, Tenby Brewing Company and Caffle all have a good reputation.
You’re spoilt for choice in St.Davids when it comes to live music. Most of the pubs have regular live music in the evenings, the city hosts annual harvest parties and Oriel y Parc have an open mic night on Wednesday nights.
That’s it for part one of this two part post: 10 things to add to your St.Davids bucket list. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for your visit to St.Davids. Meet us back here next week for part two and sign up for our newsletter for all the latest from us here at FBM holidays including, blogs, tips, new accommodation and special offers.