West Pembrokeshire
St. Davids -
St. Davids Cathedral - St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and March 1st, St. Davids feast day, is celebrated all over Wales. The cathedral was built on the spot where St. David founded a monastery in the 6th century. A great pilrgrimage site, St. Davids Cathedral has been a sacred place in Wales for centuries.
The Cathedral is marvelouly ecclectic, with pastel colored leaded glass windows, tiled floors, Romanesque arches, a fabulous wooden ceiling, and tombs of Welsh lords. The carvings and tilework are super - kids can look for a red and green dragon, an angel with a chalice, two ravens and three fish on a shield.
The Bishop's Palace across the way is a glorious ruin - private living and eating quarters, chapel, and a Great Hall to entertain important visitors (pilgrims).
To learn more about marine life off the Wales coast, visit the Oceanarium, or Marine Life Centre which also has stuff from local wrecks.
Take a boat trip around Ramsey Island, a RSPB reserve and home to many birds, including puffins and razorbills. In the waters, keep your eyes peeled for seals and harbour porpoises.
Horseback rides on the beach - At Nolton, go for a ride on the beach, one and two hour rides, morning and afternoon. There are rides for kids as young as five, helmets are provided, but wear closed toed shoes.
Beaches - Whitesands Beach has a long sandy beach to explore. Newgate Sands is also another good beach for families.
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