St Davids is without doubt, one of Pembrokeshire most beloved holiday destinations. If you’re already familiar with the city, you’ll understand exactly its appeal. If you’re a newcomer, you’re guaranteed to have fallen in love with this enchanting locale by the end of your visit.
If you’re a regular to the bigger cities such as London and Manchester, you may be surprised upon your arrival to St Davids. Somewhat village-like in size, this place is bestowed the title of being Britain’s smallest city, but don’t let that put you off. Quite contradictory in fact, that’s a fact that only adds to its charm.
Awarded city status due to the historical Cathedral which stands tall in the hidden valley within it, St Davids is named after our Patron Saint of Wales and has a whole wealth of folklore and legends connected to the land. This magical land is even the target for many a pilgrimage, with two journeys to the Cathedral being equal to one to Jerusalem as stated by Pope Callactus II.
Nowadays you’ll find an array of quaint shops, independent galleries, traditional pubs and cosy restaurants scattered throughout the picturesque city. There’s a free playground for the children to use and you can hop on a number of local buses to help you explore nearby.
On the topic of exploring, St Davids makes a great base for family adventures in West Pembrokeshire. Nearby is Whitesands Beach, often awarded first place in numerous Top Beaches in the World. This Blue Flag beach is ideal for days out with an expanse of golden sand, surf equipment available for hire from the local shop and a café offering refreshments.
Alternatively, head for St Justinians (also named after a real saint according to local mythology) where you can catch a boat out towards the RSPB island of Ramsey. Spot a whole host of wildlife including seabirds such as choughs, razorbills and guillemots as well as Atlantic grey seals. You could even pay a visit to Britain’s first ever insect restaurant at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm located just outside the city. Tour the attraction and learn more about the bugs, then put on a brave face and sample them in your lunch!
But where to stay? We’ve got you covered.
Whitewell is wonderful five star property located in the heart of the city just a short walk from the Cathedral and other local amenities. A deceptively spacious property, Whitewell sleeps six people in three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin).
With a fresh interior, this property boasts a large kitchen/diner and lounge which both open out onto a paved patio where you can enjoy alfresco meals on the garden furniture. The lounge also houses a wood-burner, ideal for warming your toes after a dip in the sea.
Despite being located so close to the city centre, Whitewell is set in a peaceful location with a large garden where the little ones can play whilst you pack up the car ready for a day exploring. This property has ample parking meaning you can park up when you arrive and leave the car keys on the worktop until you’re ready to depart.
Take some time out this year and book Whitewell for a guaranteed relaxing retreat from day-to-day life. (Don’t worry, you do have access to WiFi in case you need to check in every now and again).
Week breaks start at just £550. To enquire about booking and/or to find out more, see our website here or call our Reservations Team on 01437 772755.