Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in St Davids (Tyddewi)

St David's Cathedral

Hidden in a hollow and behind high walls, St David's Cathedral is intentionally unassuming. The valley site was chosen in the vain hope that the church would be overlooked by Viking raiders, but it was ransacked at …
Top Choice Ruins in St Davids (Tyddewi)

St Davids Bishop's Palace

This atmospheric ruined palace was begun at the same time as the neighbouring cathedral, but its final, imposing Decorated Gothic form owes most to Henry de Gower, bishop from 1327 to 1347. The most distinctive feat…
Top Choice Gallery in St Davids (Tyddewi)

Oriel y Parc

Occupying a bold, semicircular, environmentally friendly building on the edge of town, Oriel y Parc is a winning collaboration between the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and the National Museum Wales. N…
Ruins in St Davids (Tyddewi)

St Non's Bay

Immediately south of St Davids, this ruggedly beautiful spot is named after St David's mother and traditionally accepted as his birthplace. A path leads to the 13th-century ruins of St Non's Chapel. Only the base of…
Area in St Davids (Tyddewi)

St Davids Head

This atmospheric heather-wreathed promontory was fortified by the ancient Celts. The jumbled stones and ditch of an Iron Age rampart are still visible, as are rock circles, which once formed the foundations of huts.…
Bird Sanctuary in St Davids (Tyddewi)

Ramsey Island

Ramsey Island (Ynys Dewi) lies off the headland to the west of St Davids, ringed by dramatic sea cliffs and an offshore armada of rocky islets and reefs. The island is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RS…
Beach in St Davids (Tyddewi)

Whitesands Bay

This mile-long sandy beach is a popular surfing, swimming and strolling spot. At extremely low tide you can see the wreck of a paddle tugboat that ran aground here in 1882, and the fossil remains of a prehistoric fo…