‘Small but perfectly formed’, St Davids might be the UK’s tiniest city but, its big heart beats strongly and its greeting is warm. After all St Davids has been welcoming pilgrims to the city for thousands of years.
More recently tourists have joined the throng that swell the city’s numbers. They all come to see the magnificent Cathedral and once village home to David the patron saint of Wales but there is so much more.
The city stands on the edge of beautiful St Davids Peninsula in the heart of the protected Pembrokeshire Coast National Park surrounded by the celebrated coast path, rugged seaboard, glorious unspoilt beaches, ancient historic sites, mini villages and Lilliputian harbours looking out towards a group of internationally important bird islands including Ramsey, Grassholm, Skomer and Skokholm. Local boat trips run regularly during the summer season ferrying visitors to and fro or making grand tours of the breathtaking coast festooned with wild flowers and teeming with wildlife.
There are adventure activities to pursue, festivals, foraging, music, shopping, watersports, art & crafts, walking, cycling, horse riding and more. Excellent cafes, bars and restaurants serve delicious dishes created using local seasonal produce, veg from over the hedge, freshly caught seafood, traditional Welsh cakes, bara brith, artisan bread and homemade ice-cream. Grub Kitchen in the award winning Bug Farm may tickle your fancy too (some dishes include edible insects, not for the faint hearted).
The majority of visitors staying in Quality Cottages in all parts of Pembrokeshire and neighbouring counties devote at least one day of their holidays to visiting St Davids. Many return year after year. Book St Davids holiday cottages or cottages in Pembrokeshire and come and see what all the fuss is about.
Now St Davids has made a bid to become the City of Culture 2021. We firmly believe St Davids would make an admirable and unique ‘City of Culture 2021’ and wish the community every success in their bid.