St Davids Treasure Trail
I am woman of pretty simple tastes. I am also a woman who is obsessed with Treasure Trails. So, as my birthday fell on the Saturday during our last trip to the caravan, I came up with a plan to spend a morning doing the St Davids Treasure Trail. Perfect!
As I’ve mentioned, Dave makes a mean fry up in the ‘van. We’ve been in Wales for three of my birthdays since we got together and two of the times, he has cooked up an epic morning feast whilst I’ve lazed in bed with a coffee and opened presents. Talk about heaven! The other time he cooked one on the day after my birthday as we’d been travelling. Dave had whipped up the traditional works on this holiday: sausage, bacon, fried egg, baked beans and hash browns. Yum!
Once my wonderful presents had been opened – I have the best family and friends, the gifts were lush! – we headed out of the door and made our way towards St Davids. Despite going on holiday to the caravan with my grandparents every summer during my childhood and then with my Mum or friends, I can’t ever remember visiting St Davids. Unlike like the Friday, the weather was glorious with the sun shining brightly. It was wonderful!
If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you’ll have seen posts about Treasure Trails before. They are absolutely brilliant! The trails provide a great opportunity to explore places you wouldn’t normally see and in a different and fun way. Another thing that I love about them is that they don’t feel too childish either. I’ve done plenty with adult-only groups now and it doesn’t feel weird or immature. Sure, the wording can be a bit cheesy but it’s all part of the charm.
Starting at Oriel Y Parc car park, Dave and I followed the clues and found answers all the way to the infamous St Davids Cathedral.
St Davids Cathedral was stunning. The architecture of the outside was intricate and showed strong craftsmanship. The Treasure Trails’ facts also taught us that the UK’s smallest city was built around the Cathedral and that the ruins next door were the remnants of the Bishop’s Palace.
We continued to tick off names when we’d found the answers and whittled our way down to just one. Once we’d entered our final answer online, a congratulatory message popped up and we were free to enjoy a drink in the sunshine.
Feeling peckish, we picked up an amazing Original Mason’s Oggie pasty from the St Davids Oggie. Thick crust full of minced Welsh lamb, leeks, potatoes and herbs…it was to die for!
The start of my birthday in the UK’s smallest city was a fantastic one and we completed another Treasure Trail with success!