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St Davids

This beautiful, quaint city is little more than twenty minutes journey by car from The Seaview Hotel and there is an abundance of sites to see along the way. St Davids is the smallest city in Britain and it doesn’t fail to impress with its frequent international music festivals, galleries, potteries and workshops and a trail of charming stores offering local wares and tantalising treats for afternoon tea. In reality though, it is a small pretty village, granted city status by the Queen in view of its majestic cathedral. The story of this holy man and his ancient land, that even today remains a focus of pilgrimage, is the stuff of legend, mystery and folklore. A visit here is a must during your stay in Pembrokeshire.

Saint David’s Cathedral

This western edge of Wales is known as the patron saint’s birthplace. Saint David St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire the UK's smallest cityestablished his monastery on the banks of the river Alun in the sixth century, and it was on this site that St David’s Cathedral was built. It is a grand and imposing building, although the Bishop’s Palace was destroyed during the 16th century. However, much remains to allow you to appreciate the scale and elegant distinction of this impressive residence. St Davids day, March 1st, is a secular and patriotic festival celebrated across Wales as the National Day.

Frequent services and concerts are held at the Cathedral and theatrical events are often staged at the Bishop’s Palace. Further information is available at www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk and on our events page.

St Non’s Well

St Non's Well, located close to St David’s centre, is enclosed with a stone roof cover. Its’ waters seemingly sprang forth during the time of St David’s birth and it is considered today to have healing properties, especially for those suffering from rheumatism. The setting is quite charming, near to The Chapel of Our Lady and St Non, St David’s mother, built in 1934 in keeping with the medieval chapels that this region is renowned for. It offers a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity whilst within its stone walls. Outside, the coastal scenery is magnificent with the nearby ruins of St Non’s Chapel, dating back to the early fourteenth century, marking one of the proclaimed sites of St David’s birth.

St Davids is about twenty minutes drive away from The Seaview Hotel and there are many places of interest worth a visit whilst en route. For example, Abereiddy with its mysterious Blue Lagoon and striking coastal scenery or Porthgain where you can stop for a spot of lunch and stroll around the harbour pausing to view some of our local artist’s work in the galleries. Take a look at our Historic Pembrokeshire page for some more ideas of places to see in this area.

For the beach lovers, the nearby Whitesands bay holds a blue flag for distinction and is the nearest point to South-West Ireland, just 40 miles away. In fact, a recent Sunday Times article included Whitesands as one of Britain’s top 20 beaches. There are many more attractions for more fun-loving and adventurous visitors. Take a look at our Activities page for more ideas and information.

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