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St Govan's Chapel

St Govan's Head, Stackpole, Pembroke, Wales
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Historical Monument

This is worth the drive and walk down to the chapel. Small and dainty, but something special about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dramatically beautiful!

Such a dramatic place! You only can imagine the sixth-century hermit, St Govan, living in a cell on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“firing range” (23 reviews)
“steep steps” (27 reviews)
“the cliff” (47 reviews)
St Govan's Head, Stackpole, Pembroke, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth the drive and walk down to the chapel. Small and dainty, but something special about it - it conjures your imagination into wondering what the chapel has previously seen.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a dramatic place! You only can imagine the sixth-century hermit, St Govan, living in a cell on this lonely rocky spot. Rebuilt over the original cell in the 13th century, the chapel itself is probably one of the most strikingly situated churches in Britain...More

Thank niki101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first question that comes to mind when you see this is why? But it really is fascinating and if you are brave enough to climb down the narrow steps to the beach it really is an experience to behold.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you get the chance to visit, it doesn’t take long and well worth the scenery. Loved being by the rocks and the sea. Great photo opportunity for those who enjoy the rugged coastline.

Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day we visited storm Ophelia visited the Pembrokeshire coast on the same day and consequently it was very windy, but it did mean that the headland was more or less deserted. As already mentioned the approach to the chapel is quite steep and could...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Went back to visit after many years. Made my way down the steps to the Chapel. Through the building onto the rocks by the sea. Lovely views. Not a place for anyone with mobility problems even with the handrail. There is a tarmac path along...More

Thank pghpeter
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This can be easliy missed as there is not much signposting for it but its well worth a visit. The steps are many and steep but a handrail and grips on the steps are provided. Lovely quaint little Chapel, derelict but carry on throught o...More

Thank StormySkye n
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to look at this chapel on a very wet and windy day. Steps leading down are very slippery, but there is a hand rail. It's worth the effort. The chapel forms part of the cliff . So dramatic . The sea is crashing waves...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

There is a railing down part of the steps & well worth the effort. It had been raining so slippery. The rough sea made it even more interesting.

Thank 861caroline
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area it's a must see. Plenty of parking. There are several step steps down.. which means also steep steps on the way up.. which will make you puff and pant but it's totally worth it. This lovely little chapel in its...More

Thank Doods75
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Suzanne1605 |
I did visit on a Saturday, no problems at all. From the firing range's published schedule it would seem they don't do firing practice on weekends. It was very well worth the visit.