St Davids

St Davids

St Davids is Britain’s smallest city located in the Pembrokeshire district of South West Wales. It is named after the countries Patron Saint.

St Davids Cathedral is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom. It is the most ancient cathedral settlement in Britain, as it stretches back fourteen centuries. Located within The Gatehouse there is an exhibition designed to introduce the visitors to the history and life of the Cathedral today. You will also find information about St David himself (and his shrine) and why he was such an important figure in Welsh history.

The Bishop’s Palace is a ruined medieval palace located adjacent to St Davids cathedral. The palace often rivalled the castle for beauty and was often the sight for many pilgrimages throughout the centuries.

Oriel y Parc Gallery is home to a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Visitor Centre and a gallery exhibiting the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum. Exhibitions vary and change throughout the year. There is also exhibitions aimed at younger visitors, meaning there is something to suit all ages.

Wales is the only country in the world to have a continuous waymarked path around its entire coast. This path offers unbroken, unspoiled views of the Welsh countryside and coast. It’s arguably one on the best walks Wales has to offer.

Travelling to St Davids by Ferry

The closest ferry port to St Davids is Fishguard Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 25km away (16miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Welsh countryside, taking around 25 minutes.

There is actually three separate Welsh to ferry ports that will get you within a 5 hours drive of St Davids. Where ever you live in the world, driving to St Davids should be easy with ferries arriving into Wales from the Republic of Ireland.