Some information and things to do, we think you may find useful when planning you visit to St davids.

If you are arriving to Haverfordwest by train, the bus service meets its arrival at the station for the 40 minute journey to St Davids and stops just opposite the Coach House. There is also a regular service from Fishguard in the North to St Davids.

If you are planning some coastal walks, there is an excellent coastal bus service operating from the City Centre to various points around the coast path. For example take the 10 minute bus to St. Justinians (the lifeboat station), walk the coast to whitesands bay, and catch the bus back to St.Davids. For full details of all their routes around the 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire coast path click on the link above.We will of course be happy to help you with this when you are here. There's no need to bring your car if you are planning lots of walking!

While you are here Tony's Taxi and Franks Cabs offer a friendly, reliable service around the area.

There is plenty of choice when you get hungry, right on the doorstep.The Bench next door does great pizza ,pasta and fish.It's fully licensed with a cosy little bar. Giannis homemade icecream is not to be missed! Jones' directly opposite serves lunches afternoon teas and coffee .

St Davids food and wine, is a good little Deli next door to us. Or the larger CK supermarket a couple of hundred metres around the corner.

The Cwtch restaurant, a multi award winning eatery, and voted best family restaurant in the UK 2011 by the 'Which Good Food Guide' is also directly opposite the coach house.It gets busy here, so best to book before you come if your only here a short time.

For good bar snacks the Farmers Arms,,The Old Cross Hotel, The Grove Hotel and the Bishops, are all within 150 metres of us.

The Sampler tea rooms does a great light lunch and afternoon tea and also has an interesting local museum down in the basement!

The Pebbles Coffee shop, right on the cross square, offers great coffee and light lunches, where you can sit outside on sunny days and watch the world go by.

We have a very good Indian restaurant and takeaway, right in the centre of town, and of course when visiting the Cathedral, there are a wide selection of refreshments in the refectory.

A little further afield Solva is a beautiful little harbour village packed with shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. Its just a three mile drive east from St.Davids or why not walk the coast path there and catch the bus (every hour) back to St Davids. 

Don't miss the Speek gallery, and see our resident Cuban artists great work.

The Old Pharmacy Restaurant does great lunches and evening meals.

Café Thirty Five is a lovely spot right on the river.Next door to the Harbour inn.

Or try Caboose on the main street for great homemade cakes and pastries, many gluten free.

One mile inland from Solva, you will find Middle Mill, a lovely walk up the valley and along the river, look out for the Alpaca, ducks and chickens on the way and when you get there visit Solva Woolen Mill and see them weaving in the oldest working woolen mill in Pembrokeshire.

Six miles north of  St Davids, on the coast road, be sure to visit the historic harbour village of Porthgain and take refreshments at the Sloop inn or The Shed, a great little seafood restaurant on the harbour. 

The following are some activities and attractions that you should try and see or do while in St Davids.

First stop, visit the National Parks' new visitor centre for lots of information, maps and ideas.Also home to the National Museum of Wales art gallery, showing works by the world famous artist Graham Sutherland.

The boat trips around Ramsey Island, departing from the lifeboat station at St Justinians,are a wonderful way to see this stunning RSPB island. Get close up to the many species of nesting sea birds on britains highest sea cliffs, look out for chough and peregrine falcon, or some of the resident red deer high up on the cliffs.Time your boat trip with the tides, for a chance to see porpoise feeding. See the largest breeding seal colony in the British Isles and experience the famous tidal race over the notorious 'bitches', a rocky reef, and site of numerous ship wrecks in days gone by. Enjoyed these days by Kayakers surfing the huge waves created by tides rushing through the channel.

Thousand Islands expeditions and Voyages of Discovery both have offices in the centre of the City. If you wish there are daily landings on the island to see all the island has to offer.


For the more serious wildlife enthusiast both companies offer trips further offshore. Visit the amazing sight of 100,000 pairs of gannets nesting on grassholm island. Or take the dolphin and whale watching trips for an experience of a lifetime.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, join marine biology and conservation lecturer Powell on a guided walk, ther's various on offer and it's a great way to see the seals and porpoise, and learn about the National Park environment.

A visit to the Cathedral and Bishops Palace is of course mandatory! why not take in choral evensong or a service. Click here for weekly schedule of events and services.

Just two miles north on the coast road to Porthclais, spend an afternoon watching the border collies in training at 'Pembrokeshire Sheepdogs', on a working farm in beautiful rural countryside.

Afterward drive a little further on to see the 'blue lagoon' at Abereidy, and you may see the brave jumping from a great height into it.

Just a mile or so towards Solva, make a visit to Steve and Hannah Robinsons' contempory glass art studio workshop, and see steves beautiful hand crafted glass work in progress.

For the more adventurous there is plenty to keep you occupied.

The world famous 'Ma Simes Surf Hut' on the high street offers the best in local surf lessons and hire down at Whitesands beach, as well as selling the latest in trendy surf gear and equipment.

Nige at Sea Kayak Guides offers fantastic guided tours, the best way to see this stunning coastline with a world sea kayaking champion as your personal guide and instructor.

TYF adventure, with office on the high street, provides many different adrenalin pumping activities for all ages and abilities.

St Davids treking centre is a recent addition to the many activities in the area.




 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


21 February 2011- This page is currently under construction please check back as I add more information or if you have any specific questions, please email me and I will be happy to try and answer them!

Steve