Officially known as St David’s and the Cathedral Close, this Welsh city situated on the far west coast of Wales alongside the River Alun on St David’s peninsula, and enjoys a status as Britain’s smallest city.
The final resting place of St David – the country’s patron saint – the city is rich in ecclesiastical history, and offers a wonderful setting for those interested in the early history of the Wales’ early years. In keeping with the theme, St David’s birthplace at St Non’s is just a 10 minute walk down the road, where the ruins of the St Non’s chapel, which it has not yet been possible to accurately date, and remains under the watchful eye of Welsh Heritage organization Cadw. Also of great interest to history types will be the thirteenth-century Tower Gate, the Celtic Old Cross and numerous art galleries.
Popular outdoors pursuits include base walking and watersports, and Whitesands Bay, one of the many popular local beaches in the area, carries the coveted European Blue Flag Award – a firm testament to the cleanliness, facilities, safety, environmental education, management resulting beauty of the area’s coastline.
Pubs, restaurants and boutique shops abound, so St David’s a wonderful little city to have a wander round and avail yourself of some really great Welsh produce, and pick up those special Welsh holiday souveneirs.
A wonderful place to explore under your own steam, offering plenty of attractions and stunning accommodation in the way of self-catering holiday cottages, both in the city itself and in the surrounding areas.
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