St. Davids Cathedral, St. Davids

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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. Use our St. Davids trip itinerary maker to add St. Davids Cathedral and other attractions to your St. Davids vacation plans.
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  • planning trip to Wales I'd heard of St. David, but really I never imagined so much opulence. The Cathedral is huge, imposing, and kept very well. Very nice also the hamlet of St. David, but the Cathedral really leaves you speechless
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  • Quite a remarkable building that has certainly stood the test of time -shows how well things got built back in the day. Whilst there is no charge to go in a £3-00 donation per person is suggested. Sho...  more »
  • OK, not the biggest cathedral in the UK, but it was interesting and provided a good 30 to 40 minutes tour. The café is also very good too!  more »
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  • Very beautiful cathedral in a good setting, the quiet city of St. David's. The cathedral is very welcoming, and proud of its connection to the pilgrims of the past. Although I'm always happy to donate generously when visiting a building like this, it's good to see that voluntary donations are sought. I hate visiting a cathedral to be presented with a ticket desk, standard per-person entrance price and a turnstile, seems completely inappropriate for a house of God.
  • Very impressive. It matters not whether you are religious or not, St David's Cathedral is well-worth the visit. Interesting fact, one end of the Cathedral is 14ft lower than the other!
  • Spectacular cathedral in a lovely setting. Worth a visit.
  • Great historical cathedral - it was a bit of a surprise and delight to see such a magnificent place and learn of the history behind it.
  • This is quit a stunning building. The fact that it is still standing is by itself an incredible feat. The ceiling is remarkable. Also, the newer bits like the cafe are beautifully integrated into the rest. Really this is a very nice conserved and looked after site.

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