St Davids is located in the south west corner of Wales and has a fascinating history, dating back to pre-historic times. This beautiful Welsh city offers much to experience, with local seafood, meat and dairy produce to tempt the taste buds, adventure activities for a rush of adrenalin and countless beaches where you can relax the body and clear the mind. The long and varied coastline boasts stunning unspoilt scenery, an abundance of wildlife, more than 50 forts and castles and the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coast Path.

Explore by Bike

The Celtic Trail stretches across the entire breadth of south Wales, from Chepstow in the east, to Fishguard in the west, taking in the undulating South Wales Valleys, the rural countryside of Carmarthenshire, and the stunning coastline of Pembrokeshire.

The Wales Way

Launched by Visit Wales in late 2017, The Wales Way includes three unique routes (The Coastal Way, The Cambrian Way and The North Wales Way), which have been designed to inspire visitors to travel and explore Wales.

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Naturally Connected

The Naturally Connected Project was set up by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority with support of the Welsh Government Sustainable Development Fund to attract business owners within the coastal park, to explore ways to help boost the recognition of the natural environment on the parks land. The project aims to work with tourism businesses to conserve and develop the experience of wildlife encounters as well as exploring how partnerships can enhance the value of wildlife for their visitors.

Dating back to the 19th century, Penrhiw Priory has evolved a long established connection with nature, set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, woodland and  wildflower meadow, close to the River Alun which runs through the valley to St Davids Cathedral, just a 10 minute walk from Penrhiw.

The beautiful wildflower meadow is the key attribute that PCNPA recognised as vitally important to the landscape. An abundance of colourful and rare species of flowers can be seen, including flowers typical of traditional hay meadows, such as the yellow pea- like flower of Bird’s-foot trefoil, the purple thistle-like heads of black knapweed, and the cheerful white heads of the oxeye daisy. The meadow leads on to the wooded valley which in spring, is carpeted with woodland flowers including Daffodils and Bluebells. On the warmer spring and summer days, butterfly species can be found taking advantage of the nectar laying across the bed of flowers in the meadow. Within the woods that surround the property, native trees, mainly sycamore shield the paths and in spring a carpet of vibrant bluebells appear. Ferns and broad buckler provide shade for the numerous robins and blackbirds. The stone wall inhabiting lichens and ivy-leaved toad-flax growing between the cracks.

Funded by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as part of the Naturally Connected scheme, a 24-hour live wildlife cam is moved around the grounds to capture the badgers, foxes and other animals living within the area. The camera is a great way for visitors to experience wildlife at its finest.

Venturing out to the St. Davids Penninsula you’ll discover the inland commons heathland and wetlands, St Davids Airfield largest hay meadows in Pembrokeshire, St Davids Head vast population of Choughs and Ramsey Island’s Atlantic Grey seals patrolling the shores.

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Choose any of our two other luxury boutique venues, both located on the St Davids Peninsula.