St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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Saint David's, Wales

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Great place, great but little cathedral, great centre. Nov 17, 2010
A semantic point first. The name of the place is more often used without a hyphen but you would say St David's Cathedral - not entirely logical as the whole thing is only about one St David!

Next is it village, town or city? Yes, no , yes respectively! It has been a city since the 16th century because of the presence of its cathedral. It's far too small to be considered a town so by size it is a village.

It is situated in the north-west of Pembrokeshire, which is in the south-west of Wales and is in about the centre of a peninsular with the coast near, except to the east. Some of the beaches here are excellent with sands varying between near white, yellow, red(dish) and black. Some will have their own reviews. There is also a lifeboat station and everything on the coast is linked by a long-distance footpath.

The almost red cathedral was not built for height to be seen from a long distance. On the contrary it was important to keep it invisible from raiders of the sea. Even so it is, to my mind, the most beautiful ecclesiastical building in Wales and there is a grand Bishop's Palace beside it.
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