St. David's is the smallest city in the UK, but it is by no means lacking in things to do or see, so it's worth getting a hostel here.
The hostels around St. David's tend to be outside of the city, but there is a shuttle bus that runs frequently along the coast that is a hail-and-ride service, so you can hop on and off wherever you need to be. The closest train station is in Haverfordwest, but Richards Brothers Bus does a fairly frequent service into St. David's.
Within the city itself, there is St. David's Cathedral, which is not as large or intimidating as other cathedrals you will often find, but the painted, wooden ceiling sets a warm and magnificent tone. There are several shops selling local wares, plenty of cafes and pubs, and a grocery store (but for cheaper food go to the Aldi in Haverfordwest).
Like many places along the Pembrokeshire Coast, St. David's is ideal for the outdoor adventurer. The Pembrokeshire Coast Trail boasts spectacular views along a beautiful trail, and there is a shuttle bus that runs the length of the trail along the coast. While the city itself is not situated directly on the coast, there are plenty of trails that lead to the coast. Whitesands Bay is a hotspot for beach-goers, and you can go kayaking, surfing, and coasteering along the water.
Head out on a ferry to Ramsey Island and check out the puffins and other birds if you're in need of a day trip. St. Justinian's is also a nice place to hike out to for the day. Keep an eye for wildlife -- there are plenty of birds and marine mammals to be spotted along the coast trails, and be sure to bring your windbreaker because it's always quite windy in that part of Wales!
Hi, I'm Emily Schreiber,
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