St Davids Cathedral


St David founded his monastery here in the 6th century.

About this church

The present cathedral was begun in 1181.

The whole building was restored by George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. Previous work had never repaired the damage done by Cromwell during the Civil War.

The nave is the oldest surviving part, with an Irish oak ceiling and intricate rood screen. The choir has fine 16th century misericords.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

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