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St Davids Peninsula Wales
St Davids Peninsula, in Pembrokeshire, is the seat of the jewel in the crown of Wales – the City of St Davids. St Davids, home to the Welsh Patron Saint, Saint David (Dewi Sant in Welsh) is the smallest city in the UK.
The region is steeped in history dating back to the fourth century when St David himself lived there. The city cathedral, consecrated in 1131, was built from stone from the local Solva coast and pilgrims have flocked to the cathedral for centuries. Today tourists also flock to the region to discover this most beautiful corner of Pembrokeshire.
The picture shows Porthgain harbour. The local fishing boats sheltering in the harbour are dwarfed by the high harbour walls. An echo to Portgain’s past when the harbour was of international importance – it was used to ship Welsh slate, and later bricks, around the world. Today Porthgain is a popular choice for accommodation for hikers looking to explore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
As well as the city cathedral, Whitesands Beach, Abereiddy and St David’s Head (familiar to anyone who has used the BBC Shipping Forecast to cure a bout of insomnia) are also all worth a visit while staying on St Davids Peninsula. A good starting point for ideas on how best to explore the St Davids Peninsula is the Visitor Centre in the city centre of St Davids. As well as tips you can pick up a hearty, wholesome Welsh lunch or just a coffee and Welsh Cakes if you are keen to get exploring quicker.