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St David's Visitor information

St Davids Peninsula has some of the most magnificent coastal scenery, the smallest city in Britain set in a sea girt peninsula: stunning evocative landscapes holding secrets of some of the oldest history in Britain.

The remains of the Bishops of St Davids palace longside the cathedral in the valley of the river Alun. Dating from the 12th Century and surrounded by an outer defensive wall. Of the four gateways into the palace only one now remains. The palace fell into decay after the Reformation in the 16th Century is a jewel of the peninsula. 

The city is located within the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the coast path walking is some of the best Britain has to offer, which is great news for those of you who like to walk.  

The surroundings offer a lot of nature excursions such as the beautiful beach Whitesands Bay, Ramsey Island, the headland of Saint David’s head, Blue Lagoon and so on. This is perfect for a nature retreat. 

Travel

You can get around Saint David town easily by foot and explore its streets and town surroundings.

There are designated cycle paths through the area for you to be able to get around a little bit quicker and easier, with no traffic to contend with.

The nearest railway station is either Fishguard or Haverfordwest. Ongoing bus services to St Davids run several times a day. The coastline is well served by the Puffin Shuttle, which heads down around St. Brides Bay and the Strumble Shuttle, which connects various points on the coast between St Davids and Fishguard.

History of St David's

St Davids is located in the southern end of Wales, on a peninsula into the Irish Sea. It is named after the patron saint of Wales, Saint David.  

The story of the town starts when Saint David was born around 500 AD, in the small chapel of St Non’s on the coast near the city.  Near the ruined chapel is a retreat, a modern chapel and a holy well.

Pilgrims have been visiting for hundreds of years the holy places associated with St Non and St David. The holy well close to the chapel, was also known to have healing properties and to this day visitors have been throwing coins into the well for luck. 

St David became a famous preacher, as he founded many monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Brittany and southwest England. David made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, from which he brought back a stone that now sits in an altar at St David's Cathedral, built on the site of his original monastery.

St David's Cathedral is actually built on the site of his original monastery from the 6th century, and pilgrims have been coming here for many hundreds of years. Building work on the present cathedral began in 1181. It is the holiest site in Wales and one of the great historic shrines of Christendom.

Many mark St David’s Day by wearing a leek or a daffodil, the national emblems of Wales, or by displaying the flag of St David, which features a yellow cross on a black background.

Schools across Wales will hold festival celebrations, with children dressed up in traditional costume.

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