48 hours in…St Davids

Although St Davids is home to a great number of hotels and guesthouses, it’s the perfect place to bring a camper van, or pitch up a tent if you’re a little hardier!

Grab a sense of adventure and head off along the coastal path to witness some crashing waves, scramble over the rockpools at Whitesands and find the faults of fools gold on Caerfai. If you’re here for wildlife, jump on one of the daily boat trips to Ramsey island in the season, and spot deer, wild horses, seals and their pups, numerous bird life and if you’re lucky porpoises on the crossing.

St Justinians

Newgale and Whitesands are both great beaches for surfing, or you can book sea kayakingclimbingcoasteering and a whole host of other activities from providers in and around the centre of town.

If you’re here in May, keep an eye out for cyclists as the 100 mile Tour of Pembrokeshire begins and ends in the town square, they set off pretty early so you might miss them on the way out, but they’ll be glad of a wave on their way back in! 

Oriel Y Parc Gallery

After a busy morning, you might want to take an easier afternoon and wander about one or two of the many galleries showcasing some of the best of Pembrokeshire’s artists. Oriel Y Parc is the visitor centre at the top of town with a gallery space and a gorgeous café full of local produce, and they cater for coeliacs, vegetarians and vegans.  Brilliant!

But if that doesn’t take your fancy there’s nothing to stop you from wandering about the market on a Thursday with a ridiculously sized ice-cream from Giannis on the square. 


Your weekend wouldn’t be complete without some time spent at the infamous Cathedral. Take some time to walk the stones inside, or grab a quiet minute to marvel at some of the finest architecture in Britain. Around the back of the Cathedral, the museum gift shop and the entrance to the Bishops Palace are situated over a little stream. From here it’s a short walk to Saint Non’s chapel  (the mother of Saint David if you didn’t know!) and a holy well, which is just off the coastal path if you’re venturing that way.

St Nons

Well, that’s this weekend sorted…what about the next?!

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Explore some more of Pembrokeshire's towns in our '48 hours in......' series. There's NarberthPembrokeNewport, Fishguard and Tenby. Plenty of inspiration. 

 I just got back from Wales and hiking the Pembrokeshire coast. Best vacation I have ever had. 
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