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, making sure to take in beauties like Basalt & Dune and Cathedral House!
Pop into Menevia Spa for some pampering after your walk (you’ll need to book in advance). Their bath house, sauna and bucket shower are a must! Once you’re feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, settle at a table at Grain in St Davids for pizzas and some lovely local craft beers.
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, pack a thermos and head out to the harbour village of Porthgain. Take a walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to Abereiddy, taking in Traeth Llwyn with its famous steps and the majestic Blue Lagoon. Sit and have a cuppa while looking out over the blue-green water of this ethereal lagoon before making your way back.
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, head to TYF and hire some bikes! Take a leisurely cycle down to Whitesands, and enjoy a hot chocolate from the cafe while taking in the waves and incredible views. Afterwards, settle in at The Farmers Arms for a cosy pint and some board games.
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!
Once you’ve checked out of your holiday let, the holiday doesn’t have to end. Take a detour on the way home to Melin Tregwynt for tea, cake and a wander around their stunning shop to pick up some traditional Welsh textiles. Stretch your legs along Abermawr beach and into the woods there before the drive home.
And after all that, you’re definitely going to want to Have a longer stay next time, so get planning here!