Historic monument walk: St Non’s Chapel and St Davids This imposing 4.5mile route from St Davids Cathedral to the sheltered harbour of Porth Clais via St Non’s Well and Chapel concentrates some of the best historic monuments of the area. The City of St Davids St Davids shops, Pembrokeshire by Goodwinsplace The smallest city in Wales, St Davids is home to some 200 listed buildings. David, the patron saint of Wales established his community alongside the River Alun in the 6th century. There is no shortage of atmospheric pubs and eateries in St Davids and its neighbouring villages. The route includes paved and natural footpaths, quiet lanes, and bridleways and minor road walking. This is a stile-free route, so ideal for visitors with pushchairs and wheelchairs. St Davids Cathedral St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire by Natural Resources Wales Work on the great cathedral started in 1180 on the site of an earlier monastic church. St David’s place of birth and the cathedral became one of the most important shrines of medieval Christendom, when two pilgrimages to St. Davids was equal to one to Rome. The Bishop’s Palace next door was built in the 14th century. St Non's Well and Chapel St Non's Well, Pembrokeshire by Taracy St Non’s chapel is traditionally held to mark the place where St Non gave birth to St David. An early excavation found 'stone coffins' which might have been graves of the early Christian period with the pillar-stone dating back roughly to the 7th to 9th century. The water from St Non’s Well was thought to have healing properties. Whether or not you hold with this belief, being surrounded by landscape and seascape like this can only be good for body and mind. Porthclais Porthclais harbour, Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire This lovely sheltered harbour was once the cargo port for St Davids. Its wall, restored by the National Trust, may date from the 12th or 13th Century. The harbour is now used by fishing and leisure boats and it is a good starting point for cliff walks to St Non`s Bay, Solva and Ramsey Sound. Look out for the renovated lime kilns and old quay. Pembrokeshire Coast Path Wales Coast Path near Porthclais, Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire If these routes have whetted your appetite for the Welsh coast, why not follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail (part of the Wales Coast Path) beyond the harbour? Or try the routes on Natural Resources Wales’ interactive map Outdoor Wales onLine or you can download this route via the ViewRanger app. Wherever you go, take care and remember to keep an eye on the kids and your dog as cliff falls sometimes happen. Search for walking operators in Pembrokeshire Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items 5 coastal bird sounds Discover five evocative bird sounds that you might hear on your coastal journey. Iconic coastal birds Here are ten iconic birds and advice on the best places to spot them along the Wales Coast Path. Walking the Teifi Estuary The estuary is at the centre of spectacular land and seascapes and links with the Wales Coast Path. 10 short coast path walks A few hours on the Wales Coast Path is also enough for a voyage of discovery. Pembrokeshire by bus The coastline from Cardigan to Fishguard includes some dramatic scenery and challenging walking. Climb the Welsh Everest The 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail is one of the world’s great walks.