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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. Plan your visit to St. Davids Cathedral and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Davids vacation route planner.
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  • We had a lovely visit to this Cathedral which also had a really nice cafe in the rectory. The Cathedral is one of the best in the country in my view. Good information points about its history and staf...  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral in lovely settings,spent hours here looking in wonder.as you would expect fantastic sculptures and artwork,mind you the coffee was very expensive two small cups over a fi...  more »
  • We visited here after recommendations from friends, and were pleasantly surprised at the size of it, for a small city, and how friendly the atmosphere. Getting to it requires a walk down a steep hill ...  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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