If you’re 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 will be out! There are plenty of good places to eat in the town including the cafe at Oriel Parc, the Refectory at the Cathedral or St Davids Kitchen http://stdavidskitchen.co.uk/ as well as plenty of cafes and pubs to grab a sandwich or bar snack.
If you only have 2 hrs in the town take a walk down the foot-worn steps to the Cathedral and make sure you make time to look up as the ceilings in this building are spectacular. http://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk.
There has been a church on this site since the 6th century and the building has seen much alteration and political trauma over the years. St Davids 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’re short on time you may need to leave this walk for another day but this website is very useful for great walks all over the county.
If you’re stopping for 4 hours why not pop up into the town and book tickets for a quick trip around Ramsey Island with Voyages of Discovery. You’ll have to drive out to St Justinians to pick up the boat but a trip around the island takes about roughly 1 to 1.5 hrs. www.ramseyisland.co.uk
I’ve been out with them several times and every time I see something different. The guides are very knowledgeable on the wildlife and the history of the island. Here’s a couple of pictures – one of a cave on Ramsey Island and one of the many seals that populate the seas around it. Can you see a rock at the back of the cave – monks were punished by being placed on this rock – if they survived the high tides that undoubtedly covered it they would live, if not……. it was certainly a harsh punishment.
I hope you enjoy these suggestions and if you’d like to see any more photographs of Pembrokeshire please take a look at my website gallery.