St. David’s Travel Guide

Holding the status as being the smallest city in the whole of the United Kingdom, St. David’s can be found in the large and lovely Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This is the perfect place to use as a base for visitors who want to spend their time exploring this area of intense natural beauty and St. David’s offers an excellent range of accommodation options as well as other amenities. The River Alun flows through the city and visitors will also find plenty of historic and modern attractions to enjoy in St. David’s.

Things to see and do in St David’s

St Davids Cathedral – City of St David's, Wales

The famous cathedral in the UK’s smallest city of St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

One of the main attractions in St. David’s is Whitesands Beach, which offers visitors enchanting views of Ramsey Island to enjoy while they soak up the sun. This long stretch of sand is lapped by cool and clear water for visitors to swim in and practice a range of different types of water sports, while a pretty footpath also runs along the cliffs that overlook the beach and this is a great place to take a stroll on a sunny day.

Visitors who take a walk alongside the river will come to the gently crumbling ruins of Bishop’s Palace. Much of this magnificent structure remains and offers visitors an interesting insight into the important role that spirituality places in Wales.

St Davids Lifeboat Station – City of St David's, Wales

St Davids Lifeboat Station on Pembrokeshire Coast. Stone steps are leading down to the beach.

People who take a three-mile stroll along the coast from St. David’s will come to the pretty village of Solva. This is a great place to unwind for a while and stunning views are provided from the cliff located on the south side of the harbour that is known locally as The Gribin.

Special Nature Exploration Trips are offered by several local companies and provide visitors with the chance to view some of the area’s marine life. These tours are provided in an inflatable boat the sets sail from the nearby harbour at St. Justinian and sails around Ramsey Island.

Anyone who wants to get a closer look at the picturesque Ramsey Island can take a special boat trip there. This rugged island is home to large colonies of birds and is sure to appeal to anyone who has a love for wildlife and especially bird watching.

Climate conditions

People who are planning to spend time exploring Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the area’s other natural attractions should head to St. David’s in the summer months. While the area is generally rather cold and damp in the autumn and winter, the months of June, July and August offer plenty of warm and sunny days to enjoy.