Pembrokeshire part 3 – St Davids.

St Davids is the smallest city in UK, it has a cathedral. It is the heart of Pembrokeshire . Cathedral in unusual, was built in a massive dip. Traditionally buildings that  type were put on the hills, due to dual function, worship and warfare. Being on the hill you can see who is approaching, not quite sure how it worked there. Anyway cathedral is amazing.

 

It has some real gems inside as well, like this selling in St David’s chapel,

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Or this marble altar and tomb stone

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You can as well visit the Bishop’s Palace – very impressive. From outside it looks like that:

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What else is there? Lots of galleries and if trying various techniques is you thing, you can send whole holiday going to different workshops, as most of local artists run them through the summer.

You would like to try working with glass? not a problem Steve Robinson runs workshops in which you can create glass wall hanging, they will fire it for you ready for next day. I want to do this one next time we are there.

Dan and Amanda Wright from Goat Street Gallery are running ceramics and textile workshops, why not to try one.

Visit Oriel Albion Gallery, lots of very interesting works by Freya and David Dixon.

There is Oriel Y Parc visitor center and landscape gallery, when we went there they had fantastic exhibition on Alfred Russel Wallace, very interesting for big and small.

At the Baptist church was exhibition of local artists – including Riitta Sinkkonen Davies ( a fellow blogger :D), loved her works.

In a City Hall was another exhibition, mainly paintings- some brilliant, some not so good. But what is important is that a lot is happening there.

You must try THE ice cream. Bench-ice-cream-1024x682

it was a very difficult choice, especially that their scoops are massive, so only one at the time! Rhubarb and ginger, chocolate and chocolate and mint are current favourites.

Stop at Pebbles Yard cafe and just do some people watching, or take the photo of their sculpture.

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Wander around the streets and take random pics of the houses and stuff

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Oh, and visit local Nisa- best bread I had in ages. Because of them I started to bake my own again.

Anyway #visitpembrokeshire, I did and loved it.

Btw, no one asked me to write it, but I am open to negotiations if anyone would like to send me on holiday again 😀