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St Davids Bishops Palace (also sometimes denoted as Bishop's Palace or Bishops' Palace) (Welsh: Llys yr Esgob Tyddewi) is a ruined medieval palace located adjacent to St Davids Cathedral in the city of St Davids (Welsh: Tyddewi), Pembrokeshire, one of the most important ecclesiastical sites in Wales. The site dates back to the 6th century, although the building that stands today dates largely from the late 13th and 14th centuries.Put St Davids Bishop's Palace and other St. Davids attractions into our St. Davids holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
The palace is under the management of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government. It is open as a visitor attraction and an open-air theatre, and being part of the city's cathedral precinct, there are more than 300,000 visitors a year. It is a Grade I listed site.
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We really enjoyed going round the Bishops Palace, reading the information boards and listening to the audios where available. The visit gave us a fascinating insight into Medieval life in the Palace.... more
We really enjoyed going round the Bishops Palace, reading the information boards and listening to the audios where available. The visit gave us a fascinating insight into Medieval life in the Palace.... more »
Do not miss this gem behind the cathedral. It’s incredibly impressive in how well it’s been restored and maintained. The staff are lovely and incredibly knowledgeable - no question was a...
Do not miss this gem behind the cathedral. It’s incredibly impressive in how well it’s been restored and maintained. The staff are lovely and incredibly knowledgeable - no question was a... more »
The Great Hall must have been a fantastic place to party. The scale model in the underfloor rooms shows just how it would have been set up to impress the bishop’s visitors. There is much to explore in this place of power and pleasure, which entertained marcher lords, Tudor monarchs, high church officials and visiting aristocracy.
I miscalculated my schedule so was only able to spend three hours here. Luckily that means I can come back. Absolutely magnificent site, with St David's Cathedral as well as the remnants of the old Bishop's Palace. Set down the slope with a small stream separating them, it's hard to appreciate the majesty of both areas. I cannot wait to return, this site is now a top five favorite.
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