A new illustrated map is aiming to engage and inspire visitors to explore St Davids on foot, and discover the sites, sounds and stories of Britain’s smallest city.

The map, which was unveiled at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre on 13 August 2022, was illustrated by Cardigan-based artist Hannah Rounding, who created the artwork with input from local people.

The map features well-known landmarks such as St Davids Cathedral, St Davids Bishops Palace and Oriel y Parc, but also shows lesser-known locations such as Penitent’s Bridge, the Community Garden and the RNLI Barometer, alongside the array of wildlife which can be found in the city and the surrounding area. I’m extremely grateful for all the local knowledge that people shared with me as part of the project, which has added such a lot of additional information that hopefully will interest people and encourage them to explore more of the area’s many hidden gems.”

An illustrated map of a city.
Exterior view of a stone built conical shaped tower.

The illustrated map and Oriel y Parc

The walk is accessible and mobility scooters are available to hire from Oriel y Parc. The Celtic Coaster coastal bus, which stops at various popular locations around the St Davids Peninsula, stops just outside the car park at Oriel y Parc.

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre hosts a range of exhibitions and is owned and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, working in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

For more information, email Oriel y Park or call them on +44 (0)1437 720392.

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