St Davids & Pembrokeshire
Rhosygilwen and Dairy Cottage is situated three miles north of the Cathedral City of St Davids and nestled in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Below are some of the local locations you can visit on your stay with us.
The city of St Davids is situated on the far south west coast of Wales. Granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II because of the presence of the cathedral St Davids is in reality a small attractive village. Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids is surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery renowned for its beauty and abundance of wildlife.
St Davids Cathedral has been the dominant presence since the 12th century and was a popular pilgrimage destination throughout the middle ages and indeed remains so to this day attracting thousands of visitors every year. Adjacent to the cathedral stand the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace.
The historic village city of St Davids is 3 miles away. Sample the wide variety of eating places – superb restaurants, small tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs all offering locally sourced food. Browse the individually owned interesting shops and galleries.
Abereiddy has pretty colour-washed former quarry workers cottages, black sandy beach and the remarkable Blue Lagoon with unnaturally blue water. The sand which is visible at low tide, also contains a high concentration of fossils and is a draw for fossil hunters. Abereiddy is renowned for it’s Coasteering and held the Red Bull Cliff Diving on a couple of occasions.
Porthgain is a charming village of has an attractive harbour. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a flourishing seaport exporting slate and shale. Now it is a quaint harbour occupied with small fishing boats. The village has a pub called the Sloop serving food which can become quite busy during the summer months and The Shed which has mouth-watering fish and chips! Walk along the coast path to the amazing Blue Lagoon at Aberreiddy.
The pretty harbour village of Solva has a small sandy beach on low tide. Children can spend hours catching crabs from the harbour wall. There is a small selection of places to eat, shops and galleries to visit.
Sand & Sea
Whitesands Beach is a Blue Flag awarded beautiful sandy beach and is just 5 miles away, renowned for its surf as well as walkers and climbers. There is a car park, small cafe, shop and toilets. Dogs are permitted between May and September.
Newgale is a long golden sandy beach. Popular again with surfers and is dog friendly.
Coastal ‘Shuttle’ Buses
During the summer months there are coastal shuttle buses which trundle round the lanes – ideal for hassle-free access to the Coastal Path. The bus runs directly past the cottages. Which is extremely convenient if you want to walk a section of the Coastal Path and need to get back! More information on routes and times can be found here.
Boat Trips: Book a boat trip to Ramsey Island and experience the thrill of a jet boat trip across Ramsey Sound, through the infamous Bitches, and then the contrast of moving in close to the cliffs to see the wildlife at close range. For the less adventurous there are conventional boats which both circuit and land on the island. www.ramseyisland.co.uk
Activity Holidays: Pembrokeshire has become increasingly popular with outdoor pursuits such as coastering. Information can be found below a local company who specialise in these sports. www.tyf.com