St.Davids lies in the North of Pembrokeshire and is the UK’s smallest city, with a population of just 1,841 in 2011. Despite its city status, which was granted due to it having a Cathedral, St.Davids is not like any other city you’ve ever seen. A small place with independent shops and cosy cafes, a beautiful coastline and a connection with the outdoors, St.Davids is more like a coastal village by most peoples standards. That being said, there is heaps to do and see on your visit to the tiny city.
To get your bearings and find out whats on head to Oriel-Y-Parc”
a National Park visitor centre and gallery with a great cafe and regular events. Here is a perfect place to plan your coast path rambles, with knowledgable staff and loads of information on the 186 mile beauty.
Whether you are religious or not, the cathedral is definitely worth a visit, rising up behind the town, the 12th century building is a magnificent piece of architecture filled with ancient treasures, graves and tales. You can have a tour of the cathedral and learn all about its colourful past. Head to St.Non’s Chapel too, the birthplace of St.David.
If you fancy something a bit different, The Bug Farm in St.Davids is a good bet. As well as the obvious excitement of eating your very first bug-burger at the Grub Kitchen, The Bug Farm is focused on farming, research and conservation. Did you know bugs as food are high in protein and produce 75% less carbon emissions than the poultry industry? So fill your tummies and save the planet at the same time. Set on 100 acres of land, with both indoor and outdoor exhibits, this is more than just a place to stop for a tasty lunch.
If you’ve come to Pembrokeshire, chances are you’re a lover of the outdoors. St.Davids is a beautiful spot to explore some of the incredible natural beauty Pembrokeshire has to offer. With boat trips trips to see seals, picturesque beaches, surf schools, walks along the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path, mountains, kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering, you’ll be spoilt for choice come rain or shine.
You won’t go hungry whilst you’re in St.Davids either, with cosy cafes, pubs and high end restaurants, there’s something for any taste or budget here. Cwtch*and St.Davids Kitchen offer locally produced restaurant food, whereas The Farmers or The Bishops serve traditional pub grub. For a good coffee head to Unsung Hero surf shop, and for light lunches and cakes there’s The Meadow, Pebbles Yard Gallery and Cafe, and Caddies Cafe (who serve a great fry-up too!), among many others. The Perennial Gardens Cafe and Shop is a popular stop for cyclists, just out of St.Davids.
All in all, you can’t go far wrong in St.Davids. Whether you want a laid back weekend or an action packed adventure, there’s something for everyone here in Pembrokeshire’s mini city.