Tour Highlights:Tenby, St Davids Cathedral, St Non's Well, Whitesands Bay
Journey westbound to Tenby, the welsh name, Dynbych y Pysgod, means Little fortress of the fish, reflects its origins as a coastal fort. This delightful little harbour town is a great favourite with visitors and is one of Britains finest historic towns, containing over 300 buildings of special architectural or historic interest. The narrow streets of the medieval wall town are crammed with interesting shops, bars and restaurants. There are four wonderful beaches and coastal walks. The monastic island of Caldey, famous for its home made chocolate and perfumes, is only a 20 minute boat trip, available from Easter to October. We visit the 15th-century Tudor Merchant's House, its authentic furniture and fittings recreate the atmosphere of the period and illustrate the manner in which a successful Turdor merchant and his family would have lived.
St Davids, Britains smallest city is surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The pace of life here is noticeably slower and the Welsh language playing a major part in everyday life. St Davids Cathedral, a breathtaking example of architecture built on the site of a 6th century monastery, contain the remains of the patron saint Wales St David. Much of the cathedral building dates back to the 12 century and was a popular pilgrimage destination throughout the middle ages, and indeed remains so to this day, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Adjacent to the cathedral stand the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishop's Palace. There is ample time for you to explore the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace.
We then drive a short distance to St Nons Well, (Non was the mother of St David), and the ruins of the 6th century chapel near where St David was born.
Our final stop is at Whitesands Bay, one of the many beautiful beaches in the area