St Davids is officially a city, with its famous cathedral at its heart. But really, it's small town in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park that makes an attractive day out or base for exploring the area.
Pretty St Davids, in west Wales, its quaint streets decorated with bunting and cute cafes, boutiques and galleries, is actually the UK’s smallest city.
The history behind it is because from the 16th century a town with a cathedral was considered a city by the English Crown. This link was abolished in 1888, but Queen Elizabeth II granted St Davids city status again in 1994 in recognition of its heritage.
Located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it makes an ideal base for exploring this stunning coastline.
Visit the famous cathedral, which dates back to the 6th century and was founded by St David himself – the patron saint of Wales. It’s well worth staying for a locally sourced lunch at The Refectory, too.
Stop in at the excellent Oriel y Parc Information Centre for art exhibitions, handcrafted souvenirs and advice on walking trails.
You can get to St Davids from London by public transport in around 6 hours. First, take a train from London Paddington to Haverfordwest. From there you can catch a bus direct to St Davids.