St. Davids Cathedral
St. Davids Cathedral
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • DodgetheViper
    Telford, United Kingdom830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location
    A lovely cathedral set on the side of a hill. Well worth a visit. There’s parking about a 5 minute walk away and after you visited the Cathedral it’s just a short walk up the hill to the city centre. The smallest city your ever likely to visit. Only downside for our visit was there was a service underway inside the cathedral so we couldn’t go in.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2023
  • EmWales
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving and beautiful
    St. David’s Cathedral is a must visit when in the area, it was deeply moving and beautiful. We took time to do a prayer and took plenty of time to read the history and walk around the Cathedral. The gift shop is really lovely and I feel very blessed to have visited here.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • tr8v2l3r
    342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super
    Long awaited visit, so expectations were high. Pleased to say expectations were met! Stunning inside and out. Friendly people, a £5 donation per person is expected and payable at the entrance. Worth it, to preserve this wonderful piece of Welsh history.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 July 2023
  • FamilySuds
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Lovely afternoon spent walking around the Cathedral. So much history, so much to see. We were fortunate to visit when the library was open as it is only open twice a week. The librarian, was so kind to show books from the 17th century to teen daughter, who is about to start GCSE History. Great cafe on site.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • IAN W
    St Helens, United Kingdom4,291 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Spiritual"
    An absolute Mammoth of a Cathedral,so many things to see inside,take you over an hour to even skirt the artefacts in different "cells"and small rooms all over this building. The whole place just oozes age,and so it should,being a place of worship on this site for over 1500 years though most of this current building is "only" 12th to 14th century. Can honestly say that this has been my best experience in a Cathedral and I've been in quite a few up and down Britain! Oh,don't forget to look up at the ceilings!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Macquillan
    Birmingham, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go.
    A wonderful building and worth a visit. In medieval times two pilgrimages to St David's was worth one to Rome apparently. Got to hand it to those monks. Genius marketing. I'd go again..so that's my Roman pilgrimage ticked off.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Wandering Panda
    London, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit
    Beautiful stunning cathedral, very much worth the effort to drive over to this remote city. The interiors are beautiful and extremely well restored. Found this a really tranquil and serene place to visit No cost of entry but donations are appreciated since there is no state aid. Suggested donations are £5 per person. There is also a great set of ruins nearby which is £5pp as well. Really stunning Also a small shop both inside the cathedral and outside. Toilets both inside the cathedral and in a small building outside too
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Cymro47
    Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Siom / Disappointment…..
    We are on our annual ‘pilgrimage’ to this holy place. Attended the 11:15am Service this morning and were saddened that it has lost the simplicity of worship to be found here some years ago. The prayers offered during the Service were more meaningful than the ‘high church’ ritual. The occasional Welsh input we valued. When, as churches, will we learn the craft of communicating effectively with the ordinary people?
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Kevin W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Cathedral
    Lovely Cathedral set in beautiful grounds. The Cathedral itself is steeped in history and has a great vibe. Great history of the Welsh Saints and Kings. The Bishops Palace is also worth a visit but there is an additional cost. Felt like a Pilgrimage.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • HannahBWales
    443 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Cathedral
    Very impressive cathedral inside and out. Set in lovely grounds with a stream running through. Lots of space to walk around and view the building. Inside is also very impressive! Lots to look at. Staff welcoming and knowledgeable. Must see if in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
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Matt_Y2302
Cardiff, UK298 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful structures and such beauty inside and out. I am scoring a 3 as on entry it is stated that a donation is appropriate. However this felt compulsory with a checkout like system that you have to pass through to get in.
Written 17 May 2024
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Louise W
London, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A beautiful, understated, calm and peaceful place to visit. I felt so welcomed, and enjoyed walking around and learning more about the history.
Some cathedrals are showy grand affairs, thrusting religion in your face. St David’s is the opposite. It has a feeling of wonder and awe yes, but because it is beautiful in its simplicity, I didn’t feel overwhelmed or as if I didn’t belong, quite the opposite.
I can see why many pilgrims make the journey here.
Enjoyed some delicious Welsh cakes in the cafe too.
Written 20 April 2024
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maustin1984
Norfolk, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited St Davids & St Davids Cathedral during our stay in Wales. St Davids has a nice variety of shops and cafes to visit however the main attraction of St Davids is the Cathedral. On first sight the Cathedral is very impressive in scale and appearance & for a small donation you are able to enter & explore the Cathedral.
Written 14 April 2024
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Kyrie
London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
You don't have to pay to go in, which is a rarity these days. The signage and information around the cathedral is really interesting and well thought through. A good mix of history and Christianity. It felt very peaceful and not commercial in any way. Also just a beautiful space, incredible flaws and ceilings in a lovely setting. Well worth a visit
Written 6 April 2024
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Michael Marcotte
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I did not know anything at all about this city or this cathedral before visiting, but this is one the nicest cathedrals, especially the interior, that I have visited anywwhere. The carved wooden ceiling is a magnificent work of late 16th century art, although the cathedral itself was begun in the 10th century! The cathedral also house the the tomb of Welsh national hero Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd, as wll as that at of Edmund Tudor, th father of King Henry VII of England.
Written 1 April 2024
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Dewi Jones
Penarth, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The whole of the St David's area is magical. Breathtaking coastal path, lovely restaurants / pubs. Our favourites include; "The Sloop" in Porthgain and the terrace at the back of The Farmers Arms in St David's - with lovely views of the Cathedral. The Gallery at the visitors centre in St David's is worth a visit too, which can be combined with a meal/drink at the Hotel across the road.
Written 15 March 2024
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London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A beautiful & very interesting Cathedral. The surroundings were picturesque. We parked in the Cathedral car park which was a couple of minutes walk from the Cathedral.
The staff/volunteers in both the Cathedral itself & the gift shop just outside were so helpful & friendly & very clearly cared about the Cathedral & the role they play in supporting it.
Written 14 March 2024
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Mike S
Greater London, UK198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wow what a stunning little cathedral Free to enter with a suggested donation of £5 per person. This cathedral is set in a stunning valley location beside a river and ford. There are two gift shops and a cafe. For a small cathedral it is full of interest, a must see if visiting the UK’s smallest city.
Written 14 March 2024
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BigFatBudgie
Port Talbot985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
St. David’s Cathedral is a must on your itinerary when visiting Pembrokeshire.
An important place of pilgrimage for centuries and it is considered one of the great historic shrines of Christendom.
There is an exhibition providing information of the Cathedral, as well as a treasury and library.
My favourite area is the high alter and the fabulous painted ceiling above it.
There is a small gift shop and coffee shop too. Free entry but donations are welcome for the upkeep of this very special and holy place of worship.
Written 28 February 2024
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St Davids Cathedral replies: Thank you for giving us the accolade of Best Welsh Cathedral! (Don't tell our colleagues at the other beautiful cathedrals!) Thank you too for sharing the excellent photo of the painted ceiling over the High Altar.
Written 29 February 2024
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DrC
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I don’t usually write reviews ( more of an observer 🤪) however having visited the cathedral on Tuesday and read the latest review by Gemma L I felt compelled to write.
I was sorry that she had such a disappointing visit as that was just not our experience. There was a suggested donation advertised but there was no sense that it was mandatory. Our own local cathedral has a mandatory entrance fee!
As for the staff we encountered during our visit they couldn’t have been more friendly or informative!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day from the free I spy tour to the amazing cathedral shop ( much better than our own local cathedral shop.. ) to the gorgeous new cafe and the highlight was the afternoon tour by Marie James. She was absolutely incredible, we were hooked on her every word ( even my grumpy 14 year old was fascinated!!)
Thank you to you all for a wonderful day out
Written 16 February 2024
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St Davids Cathedral replies: Thank you for breaking your usual rule and taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your time with us (especially our wonderful guide, Mari)! We're so pleased and grateful to you - and hope you'll be able to come back again!
Written 21 February 2024
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