St. Davids

St. Davids Cathedral

St. Davids, Britain's smallest city and famous for it's beautiful Cathedral, is located in the far west of Wales, settled in a sheltered valley.

A monastery was founded by St David on the current cathedral site in 589 AD. By 1123 the site, which had been rebuilt several times already, had become a place of pilgrimage with two pilgrimages to St Davids considered equal to one pilgrimage to Rome.

The whole area is steeped in history and is dotted with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stones, wells of healing and tiny chapels. St Nons Well accessed via the coast path outside of St Davids is one of Wales’ most sacred wells and the waters are said to have healing properties.

St Davids has a great selection of places to eat, restaurants, pubs, bistros and coffee shops, something to suit every taste and budget. There are many art galleries and independent unique shops, making it a great place to spend time. The award winning visitor centre just on the edge of St Davids is worth a visit and  is packed with guide books and information about everything a tourist might want to do. The centre has a good cafe with internet access.

The area is famous for its rich and beautiful landscape, all within striking distance of St Davids. Isolated golden sands, idyllic coastal walks and rare ecosystems draw people from all over the world.