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The picturesque city of St Davids in Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a sea-side or walking holiday in Wales. Yewdale Cottage is within easy walking distance of many of the attractions of the area, being only a stone's throw from St Davids Cathedral and close to the centre of St Davids with its wealth of fine restaurants, tea shops and galleries.

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Local Information and Attractions

Main attractions

St Davids Cathedral
Magnificent 12th Century Norman and place of pilgrimage for over 1200 years.
www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk

The Bishop's Palace
Beautiful ruins of 14th Century Bishops Palace in valley next to Cathedral.

Pembrokeshire Coast
Many glorious beaches including those at Whitesands Bay, Newgale, Broad Haven, Little Haven.

Whitesands is a superb stretch of sandy beach, awarded European Blue Flag status and much loved by surfers and families, easily accessible from Yewdale Cottage.

Sandy coves at Caerfai Bay, just a mile from St Davids, Porth Sele and many more to discover. Picturesque harbours at Solva, Porth Clais, Porth Gain and Abercastle.

An exciting boat trip round Ramsay Island to see seals, porpoise and a variety of sea birds is a must!
www.pcnpa.org.uk

Walks
Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath, served by regular coastal hopper buses - nearest point of access St Non's 10-15 minutes walk from Yewdale Cottage. Many circular and longer walks start from St Davids.

Cycling
The St Davids peninsular is criss-crossed by a network of delightful Pembrokeshire lanes, perfect for cycling (bicycle hire in St Davids).
www.mikes-bikes.co.uk

Shopping
St Davids is well provided with shops, selling everything from designer clothes, surf boards and shoes to Welsh lamb and beef, local fish and gourmet food, including a large supermarket for all your daily needs.
www.mollycotton.co.uk
Stdavids.co.uk

Arts and Crafts
Many local artists have galleries in St Davids and the surrounding Pembrokeshire countryside. There are regular exhibitions in the Cathedral Refectory, the school and the City Hall.
The beautifully designed St Davids Centre, opened in 2008, houses the Tourist Information Centre and a splendid art gallery featuring a range of treasures from the National Museum of Wales and other collections.
www.westwalesartscentre.com

Eating Out
According to the Sunday Times, St Davids has in recent years become a gourmet hotspot! Just a short walk from the cottage are numerous excellent restaurants with menus catering for all tastes and pockets, specialising particularly in local fish and sea-food, Welsh lamb and black beef.
For families with young children, there is a fish and chip shop or many of our visitors use Cottage Caterers, who have an extensive menu and will bring a delicious meal to you at Yewdale Cottage!
www.morgans-restaurant.co.uk
www.cwtchrestaurant.co.uk
www.bench-bar.co.uk
www.theshedporthgain.co.uk
www.farmersstdavids.co.uk

Sporting Facilities
The many outdoor activities include swimming, surfing, walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, sailing and golf.
The Twr y Felin activity centre offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages - kayaking, surfing, rock climbing and, particularly popular with the youngsters, "coasteering" (they should try it!).
www.tyf.com
www.stdavidscitygolfclub.co.uk
www.celticquestcoasteering.com

Wild Life
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is rich in flora, particularly in early summer when the cliffs are a blaze of colour, and the spectacular cliffs of North Pembrokeshire are a breeding ground for sea birds.
There are boat trips to and round Ramsey Island, a bird sanctuary and breeding ground for seals, and further out to Grassholm, a spectacular rocky island also an RSPB reserve and home to a gannet colony. There are also regular boats to Skolmer and Skolkholm Islands from St Martins Haven, where puffins breed in their thousands in early summer.
www.thousandislandexpeditions.com
www.aquaphobia-ramseyisland.co.uk

Other activities
Also in the St Davids area you can hear glorious music in the Cathedral, see sheepdog demonstrations, watch local potters at work, visit the working woollen mills at Tregwynt and Middle Mill, learn how cheese is made at Llangloffan Farm, go go-karting in Haverfordwest, take a day trip to Ireland and see the amazing Last Invasion Tapestry in Fishguard. You will find more to do within striking distance of St Davids than you can possibly fit into one holiday - you will just have to come back for more!


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