The Perfect Weekend in St. Davids
St. Davids is the UK’s tiniest city, both in size and population, and is said to be the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint. As well as its rich history and enduring monuments, St Davids has a uniquely vibrant culture, which alongside its proximity to the coast, has made it an incredible city to visit. If your stay in St Davids is short, you’re going to want to squeeze out every last experience that you can, and this guide is here to help you plan your weekend!
After arriving at your St Davids Escape safe and sound, having a look around, choosing your bed, and maybe having a quick cuppa, you’re going to want to get out there to explore your new surroundings! Why not start by taking a walk around St. David’s to get your bearings? Pop into the many shops and galleries that line the streets, and of course visit the incredible St Davids Cathedral and Bishops Palace.
Head back up the hill and grab an ice cream from The Bench (even one for the dog!) before heading to St Justinians for an evening Puffin & Shearwater boat trip. You’ll have loads to talk about after just your first few hours, and getting round a table at Grain in St Davids for pizzas is the best way to share your stories.
Start the day with breakfast at Pilgrim’s Cafe at the top of town. Fantastic local ingredients go into imaginative dishes here! After filling up on a delectable breakfast, take a look around the gallery there. It’s free! For more information, take a look at their website before you visit.
Next, take the Strumble Shuttle to Porthgain, and walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to Abereiddy, taking in Traeth Llwyn with its famous steps and the majestic Blue Lagoon. Here you could even sign up for a coasteering session! 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 MUUK Adventure are based at Abereiddy and offer brilliant half-day sessions at affordable rates.
Head back to Porthgain for lunch at The Shed, one of the best fish and chip restaurants in Pembrokeshire with a choice as to whether to eat in, or take out to the harbour wall to watch sleepy village life go by.
When you arrive back in St Davids, pop into Menevia Spa for some pampering after your walk. Their massage/facial treatment with locally made products is a must! Once you’re feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, settle into the beer garden at the St Davids Cross Hotel for cocktails and delicious pub food.
Sundays are meant to be taken slowly, so wander down to The Mill in St Davids for a leisurely breakfast and great coffee while you plan your day!
Just a mile outside St Davids is The Bug Farm, where children and adults alike will love learning all about the creepy crawlies they have there. You could even take in a light bite if you can manage it after breakfast! Their restaurant ‘Grub Kitchen’ features bugs on the menu perfect for the more adventurous, with bug-less dishes available too!
Once you’ve checked out of your holiday let, the holiday doesn’t have to end. As you pass through the harbour village of Solva, stop off to do some crabbing with coffee from the Cafe On The Quay.
Finally, finish off the perfect weekend with ice cream from Pointz Castle on the way home, made with milk from that very farm!
And after all that, you’re definitely going to want to plan a longer stay next time, so get planning here!