St David’s Cathedral & Bishops Palace 

St David’s is a city in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It is Britains smallest city.

I’ve not visited before so I was intrigued to have a look around.

It’s only approx 3.5miles from Abereiddy and The Blue Lagoon so it was a great addition to our afternoon.

We followed the signs from Abereiddy and it took us straight into the centre of St David’s. I knew I wanted to view the Cathedral here, so we follows sign posts leading to the Cathedral and the Palace.

 

 

Following the signs took us into a car park, which was perfect. We paid 70p to park for 2 hours, which I think is fantastic.

The car park is at the bottom of a hill, so be prepared to walk back up the hill towards the Cathedral and Bishops Palace. It is not a long or a steep walk and only takes about 2 minutes.

You can see the Palace and the Cathedral almost immediately from the path.

 



If you want to learn more about the Cathedral you can visit their website.

 

The view is much better from the top!!

After a walk around the outskirts of the Cathedral, we headed up some steps and towards the town. This is where this image was taken, at the top of the steps, at the gatehouse. In the background just to the left of the Cathedral you can see Bishops Palace too.

Before exploring further we headed into to town for lunch. We had our dog Bobbi with us, so needed somewhere that was dog friendly.

 


Through a little lane at the top of the steps there was a sign for the Farmers Arms. It was dog friendly (also has free wifi!!) and we had the choice to sit inside or outside in the beer garden. For a change, we decided to escape the heat and sit inside.

 

We opted for a sandwich for lunch (chicken bacon and mayo for me) and it was lovely, served with crisps and coleslaw, plus I cheekily washed mine down with a bottle of Rekordelig as we didn’t have the boys in tow.

After lunch we wandered up into the ‘centre’ of St David’s which is filled with little shops. Take your pick here as there are lots of lovely shops to explore.

There are also places to book tours and excursions out to Ramsey and Skomer Island if you were staying in the area locally.

*Top tip – if you are planning on heading into any of the neighbouring towns or villages, cash machines are few and far between, so I would withdraw cash here before you leave.*

Heading back down to the Cathedral and Bishops Palace we thought we would explore some more. You can access the Cathedral for free and they had some beautiful items and gifts on display inside when we visited. They also have toilet facilities and a refectory.

On walking around to Bishops Palace, we discovered that there was a fee to enter. As we only had about 20minutes left in the car park we decided not to pay to enter this time, but admired it from outside instead.

 

 

Bishops Palace is now being run by CADW, you can view their website by clicking here for more information.

Overall it was a lovely few hours seeing and exploring the history of St David. I will definitely be returning here for a longer visit. Aswell as revisiting these lovely spots, they have lots of galleries here I’d like to see.

From here we headed into Solva, just a few miles down the road.

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