St. Davids Cathedral, St. Davids

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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  • August 21, 2017
    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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • 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.
  • Love this place. very welcoming . Lots of history and very spiritual. There is toilets a cafe and gift shop.
  • If it's your first visit, nothing really prepares you for seeing it for the first time as you pull up into the carpark, it's hidden from the skyline due to it being situated in a dip in the land. It's a fantastic building with its own collection of interesting artifacts dotted around everywhere. Well worth the visit.
  • 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!
  • Stunning cathedral. Well worth a visit if just to stand outside and gaze at it!

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