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St Davids #UKCitiesChecklist

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While we were on holiday in Wales last week we visited St Davids to tick off another city on our UK cities checklist. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then do head over and have a read, it’s an exciting challenge that we’re taking on.

St Davids is located about 45 minutes from where we were staying at Bluestone and is a really beautiful place. I’m so glad that the UK cities checklist is encouraging us to go and see places that we wouldn’t have otherwise ever visited. Newport, Swansea and Cardiff are also in South Wales but sadly we just didn’t have the time to visit anywhere else whilst at Bluestone, one day we will get round to it I’m sure!

Although officially a city because of it’s cathedral, St Davids is actually a really small place. In fact it is the UK’s smallest city in terms of size and population.

The first thing we did when we arrived was have a look around the cathedral, which, as the name suggests is the resting place of St David. There is also the Bishop’s Palace ruins right next to the Cathedral. You do have to pay to go in to the Palace, which we didn’t do but we were able to get a pretty good look from the outside.

After the cathedral we headed off to find somewhere for lunch and quickly stumbled upon St Davids Kitchen, which is a lovely little cafe on Nun Street. The food, service and the decor are all amazing in the place and I would highly recommend it if you are in the area.

Next we went for ice cream of course! Because it’s basically the law to eat copious amounts of ice cream on holiday, right? We had already done a little bit of research and discovered Gianni’s which gets fantastic reviews and we definitely weren’t disappointed! There were so many delicious flavours to choose from, the kids chose jammie dodger and James had salted caramel, yum!

The rest of our time in St Davids was spend exploring and browsing the shops. Here are a few more photos from our day…

Have you ever visited St Davids?

Thanks for reading.