Destination guide

Saint David's – a place of pilgrimage

Topped by a gorgeous Romanesque-Gothic cathedral – the most sacred in Wales – and surrounded by the undulating hills and wild bays of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it's hard to imagine a more enticing spot for culture-loving outdoorsy types than Saint David's. The cosy cottages and traditional Saint David's holiday rentals that dot the town offer a step-up to wind-blasted paths and wave-washed beaches, where dolphins swim just off the shore. But they are also a ticket to half-ruined medieval sights, like the Bishop's Palace, to local fudge stores and enchanting Welsh tearooms.

Things to do

A taste of Wales in Saint David's

Saint David's is the most sacred city in Wales. It's the burial place of the national patron – St. David – a fact that still inspires pilgrims to flock to the handsome Saint David's Cathedral throughout the year. That's surely the top sight in town, oozing 1,500 years of history from its Romanesque towers and crumbling Bishop's Palace. Once you're done getting a fix of heritage, the green hills of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park promise a whole load of other treats – think windblown long-distance hiking routes and the rolling surf swells of Whitesands Beach.


Saint David's – getting to the coast

If you're looking for Saint David's holiday rentals close to the coast, then a whole wonderland of wild Welsh landscapes awaits. Lace the walking boots up tight – it can get blustery on the Wales Coastal Path, which wiggles around the clifftops by Ramsey Island. Also, be sure to bring the waterproofs – it's likely you'll find yourself riding the whitecaps out to see dolphins and seals and porpoises on one of the famous local marine safaris. Birdwatching and visits to nearby farms are also on the menu.


Saint David's weather is Welsh through and through

All the elemental forces of classic Welsh weather come to bear on Saint David's. Set just a stone's throw from the wild swells of the Celtic Sea, it takes its fair share of lashing storms and rain in the winter months between November and March. Spring is often considered the best time to visit, when the daffodils are in bloom and national St. David's Day celebrations erupt on the streets. Summer is gorgeous, too. It goes from June through to August, ushering in the best beach weather and temperatures that sit in the 20s – an umbrella will still be needed, though.

Natural features

Saint David's surrounded by the sea

You might not think it as you stare out at the verdant hills of farms and forests from the bedroom of Saint David's holiday rentals, but this small city is encompassed on 3 sides by the sea. You only have to trundle over the ridges to the north, south or west and you come to the courses of the Wales Coast Path. That wriggles atop wave-blasted cliffs and cuts through hardy meadows of seagrasses, revealing glimpses of dolphins, seals and more in the Celtic Sea, below. Wide bays, like Whitesands Beach, and the birding haven of Ramsey Island, are nearby nature hotspots.

Can I find a vacation rental around St Davids?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 252 vacation rentals near St Davids. From 123 cottages to 213 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near St Davids for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cottages in St Davids?

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