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Historic Site:Lamphey Bishop's Palace (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, free entry

SA71 5NT



Life couldn’t have been that hard for the medieval bishops of St Davids. These worldly, wealthy, influential men enjoyed their home comforts – as you’ll see when you wander around Lamphey’s palatial grounds, mainly the work of the dynamic Henry de Gower, bishop of St Davids from 1328 to 1347. The bishops used Lamphey as a country retreat, an escape from the burdens of Church and State.

Although just a short distance from St Davids itself, it was a million miles away from the simple, strict life led by austere ‘Dewi the Waterdrinker’, St David, patron saint of Wales, who lived many centuries earlier. The medieval prelates would have led the privileged lives of country gentlemen, enjoying the luxuries of private accommodation, a grand great hall, first-floor chamber, fishponds, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and 144-acre/58ha park.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. The visitor centre is closed. Please enter via side gate.


Free entry




SA71 5NT


Plan route to Lamphey Bishop's Palace (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 018009  Lat: 51.67226 Long: -4.86737

Turn off the A4139 Pembroke to Tenby road where signed for Lamphey Palace and continue on this lane; Palace on right, limited parking on left.
Bus 600m/660yards, route No 349/359, Tenby-Lamphey/ Pembroke/ Haverfordwest.
Bike NCN Route No.4 (200m/220 yards).

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Lamphey station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities