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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  • What an incredible experience. Stunning place to visit, especially on a bright sunny March day. What a real treasure to round off a wonderful weekend in St Davids  more »
  • This place is amazing it seemed to me like the surprise would never end. Every chapels and rooms were really pretty and impressive ! You need to pay £2 pound to have the authorisation to take pictures...  more »
  • March is not the best time to see St David's Cathedral as the weather was cold. However, as always, it has a special atmosphere having a Christian history stretching back 1500 years. I attended servic...  more »
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  • Great Cathedral to visit if you are in or near St Davids Its free to get in, but there is an advised donation if you want to donate. Been here a few times and its always great to look at. Had a very nice chat with one of the guides there. Seemed very knowledgeable of the history of some of the tombs there. Lovely gift shop on site as well.
  • No visit to the part of Wales should go without a visit to this splendid Cathedral, set in beautiful surroundings and if the weather is kind an alround great place to go. Inside the features are unmissable and the general condition in and out is remarkable.A large car park is at the top of the city on the opposite end to the Cathedral as well as a small parking area just down from the Cathedral, however the stroll down from the top park adds to the enjoyment of St Davids,.. pop in for a cream tea in one of the many teashops in this little city to make the trip complete..
  • Our visit to St Davids was part of Brenda and my fantastic trip to Wales. We worship at St David of Wales in DENTON, Texas. Therefore we felt we had to visit this magnificent Church when the opportunity presented itself. We attended April 15. My advice to visitors is don’t just come and view St Davids as you would a museum. Come on a Sunday morning and discover what St Davids is really all about. Joe Holland. DENTON, Texas
  • Amazing History and beauty spot which is well worth a visit. The cathedral is free to enter but donations for the maintenance is politely asked for via a donations box on entry. Right next to it is Bishops Palace and this too is worth a visit, though it isn't free to enter it's not too expensive. Public toilets near by too and a gift shop.
  • Lovely cathedral. Fantastic ceiling throughout. Lovely woodwork and craftsmanship. Interesting to see parts of different ages, some very old and some fairly modern. Lots of little chapels. Nice cafe (refectory) with free WiFi. Not much parking though loads around the city and only short walk to the cathedral. Suggested donation for entry and £2 for a photography permit. Time well spent.
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