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.