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St Davids Bishop Palace

St Davids Bishop Palace

 
 
  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Heritage Centre, £2.65

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Sun 26 Jul St David's Folk 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

1st March - 30th June 09.30 - 5pm.
1 July - 31st August 09.30 - 6pm
1st September - 31st October 09.30 - 6pm
1st November - 28th February Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 11am to 4pm

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.

Parking: with charge

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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