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St. Davids Cathedral (Welsh: Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi) is situated in St Davids in the county of Pembrokeshire, on the most westerly point of Wales. It was the first cathedral choir in the UK comprised of girls and men, rather than boys and men. Check the schedule for weekly evensong. If you are visiting in summer, don't miss the cathedral festival which showcases some of the world’s best performers. Check out the Treasury Collection and the 10 bells housed in the old gatehouse, the heaviest of which weighs 24 kg (53 lbs). Grab a coffee at The Refectory and browse the bookshop and gift shop. As regular guided tours are only conducted during the summer, make contact prior to arrange tours at other times. In order to take photos, purchase your photography permit from the bookshop for a small fee. A donation is welcomed on entry. To visit St. Davids Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in St. Davids, create itinerary details personal to you using our St. Davids trip itinerary maker.
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St. Davids Cathedral reviews
Ignore opening times on the website and on the front of the cathedral and on the notice board at the top of the hill. Struggled down the hill as the refractory was advertised as open, only for it to..... more
Ignore opening times on the website and on the front of the cathedral and on the notice board at the top of the hill. Struggled down the hill as the refractory was advertised as open, only for it to..... more »
A very interesting place with so many space to explore. We wandered around the interior and the exterior. Many plaques to read, much to learn. The memorial to the Armenian Genocide was touching.
A very interesting place with so many space to explore. We wandered around the interior and the exterior. Many plaques to read, much to learn. The memorial to the Armenian Genocide was touching. more »
If you are doing a countryside tour of wales, worth a stop on your way through. the Cathedral itself has been beautifully kept and making the area an official town. The town itself, a short walk from the parking for the cathedral has several lovely little tea and cake stops to enjoy a break along your road trip. I am not sure would make a specific trip out that way for the area but am very grateful to got to experience a beautiful space and grounds filled with a rich and dark history of the area.
No trip to Wales would be complete without a visit to St David’s Cathedral. It has been a place of Christian worship for one and a half millennium. The spirituality built up over the generations remains alive and is so much part of the city. Everything is beautifully maintained with a real pride among those living and being part of the community. The most lovely thing about it all is the welcome and sharing of what they hold so dear being the Cathedral. The Bishops Place gives a real picture as to the past and in particular the life lead by the Bishop himself into leading his community nearly half a millennium ago. To understand the past gives insight as to why we are today with little actually changing.
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