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St Davids Bishop Palace

St Davids Bishop Palace

St Davids Bishop Palace

St Davids Bishop Palace

 
 

Contact

Visitor and Business Services

01437 720517

Address

Bishops Palace,
St Davids,
Pembrokeshire,
SA62 6PE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 - Sun 25 May Really Wild Festival

Details

This imposing medieval palace stands in a grassy hollow next to purple-stoned St Davids Cathedral. Even in ruins, the palace - unequalled anywhere else in Wales - still conveys the affluence and power of the medieval church. It is largely the work of the energetic Bishop Henry de Gower (1328-47).

No expense was spared in creating a grand residence fit for a major figure of both Church and State. De Gowers palace boasted two complete sets of state rooms ranged around a courtyard, one for his own use, the other for ceremonial entertainment.

The palace is richly embellished throughout with lavish stone carvings. Particularly fine are its arcaded parapets - de Gowers trademark - decorated with chequered stonework.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Pay & display nearby, cycle stands nearby, gift shop, toilets, baby changing facilities, exhibition, portable induction loop.

Opening details

Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

Prices

Prices
Adult - £3.50
Family - £10.50*
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.65
Member - Am ddim/Free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim/Free
*Admits 2 adults and all children under 16

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SM 748255  Lat: 51.88287 Long: -5.27226

By Road: A487 to St Davids, minor road past Cathedral.

By Rail: Haverfordwest Rail Station, on the Milford Haven route (16 miles / 25 kms)

By Bus: 250m/270yards, route No 411 Haverfordwest - St Davids/Fishguard. Route no 413 Fishguard - St Davids.

National Cycle Route: NCN Route No.4 On route.

Accessible by Public Transport: 16 miles from Haverfordwest station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Pay & display nearby, cycle stands nearby, gift shop, toilets, baby changing facilities, exhibition, portable induction loop.

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