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Half a Day in St Davids.

Cathedral-Steps at St Davids

A must on any visitors list.

If you are travelling around Pembrokeshire St Davids is a must on the stop list. It’s steeped in history and is stunningly beautiful. It was considered for City of Culture and I am sorry it didn’t make it to the finals. If you visit in Spring the daffodils are out! There are plenty of good places to eat to suit any taste and budget.

If you only have 2 hours in the city take a walk down the footworn steps to the Cathedral and make sure you take time to look up at the ceilings, which are spectacular. There has been a church on this siteĀ  since the 6th century and the building has seen much alteration and political trauma over the years. St David’s mother was thought to be St non and the ruins of her chapel can be seen on a circular coastal walk taking in Caerfai Bay and returning to St Davids via Porthclais harbour.

If you have longer then why not book some tickets for a trip around Ramsey Island – they go from St Justinian’s – a short drive away and a trip takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. I’ve been out several times and every time I see something different. Boat guides are knowledgeable on the wildlife and history of the island. The rock at the back of the cave pictured here was where the monks living on the island were placed to be punished – if they survived the high tide they would live, but if not…….a harsh punishment indeed!

 

Blog by Rachel Mullett of Pembrokeshire Moments.

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