The Perfect Weekend in St. David’s
St. David’s boasts the big honour of being the UK’s tiniest city, both in size and population, and is said to be the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint. It was given city status in the 16thcentury due to the majestic St David’s cathedral, but lost it in 1888, only to get it back in 1994 at the request of Queen Elizabeth II’s request.
Although St. David’s is a quaint city, it has all the characteristics and potential to provide you with the greatest memories, especially if you’ve never been here before. We’ve put together a brief plan of what your weekend holiday at St. David’s in stunning Pembrokeshire should entail to ensure you have the best experience whilst you’re here.
First thing’s first, after arriving at your St Davids Escape safe and sound, you should have a quick “paned” (cuppa in Welsh) and enjoy our complimentary cakes before starting on your adventure around the city. Why not take in the local surroundings by taking a walk around St. David’s to get your bearings? We recommend a visit to the cathedral followed by dinner at The Shed, Porthgain, a fantastic fish and chip bistro. You deserve it after your walk so indulge in one of Pembrokeshire’s finest fish and chip restaurants.
Why not start the day with breakfast at Oriel Y Parc Café? After filling up on a delectable breakfast that’s made from locally sourced produce, the best of Welsh farming, take a look round the gallery there. It’s free! For more information, take a look at their website before you visit: www.orielyparc.co.uk
Next, we advise that you leave Oriel y Pard, and head down to Caerfai beach and walk on the coast path from Caerfai to St.Non’s. It will take no longer than 1 hour, and it’ll be an hour filled with stunning costal scenery and breath taking views of what makes Pembrokeshire one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the UK.
Did you know that St Non’s is where Non, the mother of the patron saint of Wales, St David, was born? That in itself is a great reason to experience the Celtic spirit first hand.
You can’t come to St David’s without experiencing some white knuckle thrills only Coasteering can offer, especially as it was created right here in Pembrokeshire. It’s a terrific experience for the whole family, and experts TYF Cooasteering offer brilliant half day sessions at affordable rates. If that doesn’t appeal to you, how about taking in the scenery from the sea? We’d suggest hopping on a Thousand Islands boat trip that takes you around Ramsey.
Head on over to enjoy an evening drink or two at the Farmers Arms pub just up the road from the cottages, where you can relax in a traditional Welsh pub before dining at the mouth watering Cwtch Restaurant. Check out their website for ideas on what to treat yourself to before you go: www.cwtchrestaurant.co.uk
Sundays are meant to be taken slowly, so why not start with some warm fresh bread from CK’s local supermarket with in house bakery and have a gander over the Sunday papers before setting on a walk on Whitesands and out to St. David’s head? Grab a snack at Whitesands Beach Café before heading back to St. David’s for some shopping and a look around the fabulous galleries and art shops.
Some of the must visit shops and galleries we reckon you should pop into are: TYF, Fat Face, Galleries, Ectera, Window on Wales, Goat Street Gallery, Pebbles. Finish off with an ice cream at Gianni’s, the best ice cream in Pembrokeshire, for sure, made with cream from the cows at Caerfai!
After all that is said and done, why not start planning your next visit? We’d love to have you again!