St Davids Cathedral

The 12th century St Davids Cathedral, built on the site of a much older religious buildings, is the reason for little St Davids' outsize city status. Constructed from dusky purple sandstone, it’s one of Wales’ most iconic religious sites and sits tucked away in a sheltered vale beside the River Alun. Here you can learn about the history of St Davids, visit the impressive Treasury collection and enjoy home-cooked and locally-sourced food at The Refectory.

A large cathedral in its green grounds.
Image of a part of the St Davids Cathedral ceiling with ornate detail.
Interior of St Davids Cathedral.

St Davids Cathedral

Oriel y Parc Gallery

Located in the National Park Information Centre, Oriel y Parc Gallery boasts a class A landscape gallery, exhibiting art and artefacts from the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Using objects from the art, natural history and industry collections, visitors are able to view a regularly changing exhibition programme.

People sitting outside Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids.

Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids

The Bishop’s Palace

The brooding Gothic ruins of the Bishop's Palace lie on the opposite bank of the river from the cathedral and provide a suitably dramatic backdrop for open air theatre performances in the summer. Bishop Henry de Gower’s legacy consists of the simpler east range, his private domain, and the grander south range, built for banqueting in the great hall.

The interior walls of St Davids Cathedral with the sunlight creating shadows.
Bishop's Palace with St Davids Cathedral in the background.

The Bishop’s Palace, St Davids

Island boat trips

Boat trips to the wild offshore islands of Ramsey, Grassholm, Skomer and Skokholm offer an opportunity to get close to the sea life that call this rugged landscape home. Catch a glimpse of puffins, gannets, porpoises, dolphins and whales and choose a 15-minute island hop or a leisurely cruise depending on how sturdy your sea legs are.

Further information

If you're looking for somewhere to stay in St Davids, there are loads of accommodation options. Choose from contemporary town centre apartments overlooking the cathedral, luxury self-catering cottages overlooking the coast, award-winning hotels and modern youth hostels. 

map of Wales showing the cities.

Map showing the location of the cities in Wales, including St Davids, Pembrokeshire 

Street square with people seated.
Historic buildings by a bridge over a stream.
Ruins of the Bishops' Palace with people on the green in front.

St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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