St Davids is a city and a community with a cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Alun. It is the final resting place of Saint David, Wales’s patron saint, and named after him.
St Davids or in welsh ‘Ty Ddewi’ is Britain’s smallest city; it has no traffic lights, no boarded up shops and no fast food takeaway chain ‘restaurants’. Instead you will find a way of life that contrasts with that of any other city in Britain.
At the heart of the city stands the Cross Square on which the weekly market takes place on Thursdays. During the winter months, the market moves up the road in to the City Hall.
In the photo above, the Cathedral tower can be seen just to the left of the lantern.
There is a one-way road system around the Cross Square, along Nun Street (direction Fishguard) and back along New Street. At this point is the bus stop with a near hourly bus service to Haverfordwest and a two hourly service to Fishguard.
As parking wardens do operate here as well(!), car and coach parking is best done at the Oriel y Parc visitor centre car park situated on your left, as you approach St Davids from Haverfordwest. Otherwise drive from the Cross Square down Goat Street and at the bottom is the Merrivale car park with easy access to the Cathedral.
Goat Street leading off from the Cross Square down to Merrivale is becoming the craft street of St Davids with a pottery at the Goat Street Gallery.