Bryn Hyfryd Holiday House, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

St Davids Cathedral

 

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims over the last thousand years.....

 

The cathedral is also the venue for a music festival (24th May to 2nd June 2013) and many other concerts during the year. 
  
The Bishop's Palace

 

The palace still conveys the affluence and power of the medieval church.  If you get the chance, try to catch an open-air theatre performance here. 

Pembrokeshire Coast


Whitesands is a superb stretch of sandy beach, awarded European Blue Flag status,  easily accessible from the house. You can hire surf boards and wet suits, have surfing lessons or hire deck chairs for sun bathing on the beach.  There are plenty of walks along the coast and you can return to Whitesands Beach cafe for food and drink or an ice cream!
  
Caerfai Bay is just a mile from St Davids, with a sandy cove and access to the coast path.  There are picturesque harbours at Solva, Porthclais, Porthgain and Abercastle.

 

 

Walks

 
There is easy access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath within 10 to 15 minutes from the house (via St Non's, Porthclais or Caerfai), or you can take one of the coastal bus services which will drop you off close to other points on the path. There are leaflets kept at the house for other circular walks in the area.


 
Cycling


The Celtic Trail runs through St Davids on its way from its beginning in Chepstow to its finish in Fishguard and takes in the quiet back roads of the peninsular on its way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping

 

There are a full range of specialist shops in St. Davids. Food - there is a butcher which also sells fresh fish, including local mackeral and crab; a delicatessen; chemist; supermarket; post office; two banks; clothes shops;  a shoe shop;  bookshop; gifts and  jewellery.

  

Arts and Crafts 


Many local artists have galleries in St Davids and the  surrounding Pembrokeshire countryside.


Oriel y Parc houses the Tourist Information Centre and a splendid art gallery featuring a range of treasures from the National Museum of Wales and other collections.

 

Eating Out


Just a short walk from the house are  numerous excellent restaurants and places to eat -St Davids Kitchen, The Grove Hotel, The Farmers Arms, The Bishops, Saffron Asian cuisine, Pebbles, the Cathedral Refectory, Oriel y Parc Cafe, to name just a few.
   
Sporting Facilities


 The many outdoor activities  include swimming, surfing, walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, sailing and
golf.


The Twr y Felin (TYF) activity centre offers a wide range of activities for
people of all ages - kayaking, surfing, rock climbing and "coasteering"
 

Wild Life


 The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is rich in flora, particularly in early summer when the cliffs are a blaze of colour, and the spectacular cliffs of North Pembrokeshire are a breeding ground for sea birds.

 


There are boat trips to and round Ramsey Island, a bird sanctuary and
breeding ground for seals, and further out to Grassholm, a spectacular rocky
island also an RSPB reserve and home to a gannet colony. There are also regular
boats to Skolmer and Skolkholm Islands from St Martins Haven, where puffins
breed in their thousands in early summer.