St David’s (Tyddewi) is a city, parish and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Lying on the River Alun on St Davids Peninsula, it is Britain’s smallest city in terms of both size and population, and was the final resting place of Saint David, Wales’s patron saint. St Davids was given city status in the 16th century due to the presence of St David’s Cathedral but lost this in 1888. City status was restored in 1994 at the request of Queen Elizabeth II.
St David’s has become a hugely popular tourist destination and hot spot for keen walkers, and water sport enthusiasts. With an entire coastline around St David’s, which is part of the Pembrokeshire national parks, it draws thousands of people down each year all eager to explore the vast coastline, local wildlife, and the beaches. As well as these stunning attractions, The Cathedral and its neighbouring Bishops palace are also massive draws for anyone who is interested in natural history, and attracts large numbers of visitors daily throughout the year.
St David’s offers some lovely shopping opportunity’s and places to eat. There are plenty of traditional welsh shops, and farmer’s markets, as well as large name brands which can keep visitors busy. Whether you’re looking for fresh fish, locally sourced products, or just a good burger the city of St.Davids has it all. Restaurants such as ‘The Bishops’, ‘The Cwtch’ and ‘St.Davids Kitchen’ offer some great options, with plenty of locally sourced products, and local Ales to offer. If your looking for something different, why not try the UK’s 1st Insect café and restaurant the ‘Grub Kitchen’ and its ‘Bug Farm’. Fancy some fresh fish? 6 Miles outside of St.Davids is a local Fishing Village ‘Porthgain’, which offers two restaurants, ‘The Sloop Inn’ and ‘The Shed’. The Shed, has a fantastic reputation for its fresh fish which is caught by the local fishermen, and ‘The Sloop’ has its famous ‘Angry Dog’ burger which is a must try.
As well as its stunning coastline, the area has some fantastic beaches, harbours and offshore islands which are a must for anyone visiting the area. Whitesands beach attracts thousands of tourists every year, whether It be for surfing or just a family day out, it’s a fanatic little spot where you can truly relax and soak up the sun. Fancy some fishing? Why not pop down to one of our local harbours, such as Porthclais where you can do a spot of fishing or crabbing whilst watching all the boats come in and out of the harbour. One experience which truly does reflect how beautiful and special the area is, is by visiting one of our offshore Islands. This incredible opportunity, allows people to witness some of the most eye catching and special sights that the area has to offer. Companies such as Voyages of Discovery allow people to go around these Islands, in search of the hidden caves, beaches and to find the incredible wildlife such as Whales, Dolphin, Seals and Puffins which the area offers. These Islands, and the sights and experiences that come with them are a true reflection of what a special area this little city of St David’s really is.