St Davids city.
Situated in west Wales, St Davids city is the smallest in the UK. With only a small number of permanent residents it certainly looked busy and bustling when we visited in July. The thoroughfare is pretty with houses, gardens and businesses. There are few cars in the city as most park in the adjacent car park. This parking is suitable for lorries and buses too. A walk from here through the city to the Gateway takes about 15-20 minutes. On the way, I found an ice cream stand, pretty display windows to browse and hotels with cafe in the garden. Centrally is a cash point and bank. On going through the Gateway, nothing has prepared me for the vision that greets me. St Davids Cathedral is HUGE!
As we descended the steps to the cathedral, I looked back up at the recently refurbished Gateway and it looks great.
And I then had the chance to get some more photos of St Davids cathedral too.
As we closed in on the Bishop’s Palace, I got another.
With a population in 2011 of just over 1400, the city of St Davids is certainly the smallest in the UK and very charming.
Next to the cathedral is the remains of the Bishop’s Palace. There are some ornate pieces but the Palace as such does not exist anymore.
Some walls still stand but look worse for wear and unstable.
Finally, a last look at the sad remnants of St Davids Bishop’s Palace …
I can but compare it with Wells where the Bishop’s Palace is still a building. I added a link, if you are curious.
As we ascend the steps toward the gatehouse again, I turn and get this final capture of St Davids cathedral.
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