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“A very interesting visit”

Lamphey Bishop's Palace
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lamphey
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Owner description: Lamphey Bishop’s Palace was the retreat of choice for those medieval bishops seeking solace from the everyday stresses of Church and State. The medieval bishops of St Davids were worldly men who enjoyed the privileges of wealth, power and status. Lamphey did not disappoint. A palace fit for a queen…or at least the occasional bishop. What we see today is mainly the work of the dynamic Henry de Gower, the bishop of St Davids from 1328 to 1347. Thanks to his vision, elegant Lamphey became the ‘away from it all’ palace for high-ranking members of the clergy keen to play at being country gentlemen. Bishop Gower’s great hall, 82 feet (25m) long, is a particularly fine architectural achievement and its sheer grandeur would have impressed even the most privileged of bishops. Equally well-preserved and detailed in their architecture are the western hall and inner gatehouse.
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A very well cared for site with some information boards about the history. A visit is recommended to this historic place. Dogs can also visit and there are seats to have a sit down.

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"st davids"
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"information boards"
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"its heyday"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"interesting ruins"
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"henry viii"
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"great place for a picnic"
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"free entry"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"ticket office"
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"impressive building"
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"right next door"
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"peaceful place"
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"hidden gem"
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"walk around"
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"plenty of space"
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

What a place. Very few people, very untouched, just sufficient information and free. This is definitely worth a visit, for any age!

Thank Linden25
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited with my family free to get in and nobody else was there.This is a ruin but with a good history lots of information boards around took the grandkids and a dog spent a good couple of hours here ,well looked after.

Thank robertpannell
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

First visit with my grandson a few years ago and I thought it a lovely place so returned with my husband who likes "piles of old rubble". We had it to ourselves for awhile and were particularly impressed by the roof of the below ground great space - hall? granary?

Thank AlfredaBelize
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Worth a short visit if you like examining ruins of abbeys. For an abbey it is very large, and quite a lot is still standing. There are no paths, so you walk across the grass, which can be wet, to get around.
There is a small visitors’ centre, but it was not open when we were there.

Thank Andy P
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