St. Davids

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I recently learned that a town that has a cathedral is traditionally recognized as a city.  Located at Pembrokeshire, Wales finds the smallest city in the United Kingdom.  St. Davids is the smallest in size and population.  It is scarce – with only about two thousand residents.  A visitor who attended a Sunday service years back, relates to me that it had hefty-looking men sang side by side with little angelic girls to complete the church choir.

The city’s crown jewel is the cathedral, which carries the same name.  This is the final resting place of St. David, the patron saint of Wales.  You are likely to spend a longer time inside (I challenge you to look for St. David’s remains) than to stroll around the city.  Next to the cathedral is the Bishop’s Palace ruins.  There are benches and slabs of stones to rest in between these main points of interest.

At a glance it seems the city tour will only take minutes, but there’s much to discover in its surroundings.  Artists and galleries are at every turn.  Do grab a map from Information and follow the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park trail.  Many reach St. David’s Head overlooking the South West Wales coast.  Whitesands beach and other nearby beaches welcome surfing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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