In the 12th century, the Pope declared that two pilgrimages to St Davids were worth one to Rome.
St Davids Cathedral
Faithful travellers headed to Britain’s smallest city, their ultimate destination the impressive St Davids Cathedral. Today, the Cathedral hosts services, evensong and a fantastic annual classical musical festival. St David was said to have been born during a terrible storm in the 6th century to Non - later St Non - who, legend has it, was King Arthur’s niece. Visit St Non’s Chapel, situated on a stunning section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, and find the Holy Well of St Non, which sprang up at the birth of St David.
One of Pembrokeshire’s most magical landscapes is the Preseli Hills, which some claim to be King Arthur’s final resting place. It’s the original source of the bluestones that make up Stonehenge and where ancient history comes to life. The Golden Road, which runs eight miles along the spine of the Preseli’s, dates back 5000 years to Neolithic times; the Mabinogion tells of King Arthur and his knights coming to blows with an enchanted boar named Twrch Trwyth along it.
Mammoth megalith Pentre Ifan is at its most spectacular at sunrise and sunset, when its 16-ton capstone is silhouetted dramatically against the sky. Dating to around 3500BC, it is believed to have been a collective burial site. Views stretch out to Carningli, the 'Hill of the Angels' where, the story goes, if you fall asleep upon the mountain you’ll wake up a poet - or mad.