I didn’t really know much about St.David’s before we arrived – apart from the fact it was the smallest city in the UK (I learnt that from an episode of Countryfile!)
It certainly was tiny – the main high street has a handful of shops and restaurants and we walked up and down it in around two minutes! However, the main reasons that people head to St David’s is for the magnificent cathedral and for the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline.
I do love small cathedral cities – we had a fantastic break to Wells a few years ago and St David’s has a similar feel, although the Welsh city is much, much smaller and peaceful. It was pretty easy to manouevre the buggy around the cathedral walls, though do be careful as there are steps in some areas and other places are a little bit hilly. It’s relatively quiet of traffic near the cathedral – we parked in a small car park just on the edge of the grounds, however apart from this there weren’t many cars around so felt quite safe walking around the narrow lanes.
Back up on the high street, we went to The Sound Cafe where we had a fairly decent all-day breakfast, with yummy welsh sausages. The service wasn’t exactly the best, but it was cheap and tasty with a nice outdoor seating area to enjoy the weather so I can’t complain too much. Afterwards we popped across the street to Gianni’s Ice Cream parlour for a lovely ice cream (we came back a few days later for another one!) and then sat on the benches by the War Memorial watching the world go by – albeit a very small world!
There isn’t a lot to do in St David’s – particularly to keep kids occupied – unless you’re using it as a starting point for one of the many boat trips on offer, so I wouldn’t suggest spending a whole day here. It is a stunning place just to have a little wander and while away a couple of hours.