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St Govan's Chapel

St Govan's Head, Stackpole, Pembroke, Wales
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A Charming Chapel on a Commanding Coastline

Saint Govans Chapel is a charming little stone sanctuary tucked away at the base of the cliffs... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Paul M
Manorbier, United Kingdom
Fascinating place

Quite a few steep steps to walk down which can be a bit slippery when wet but fascinating and good... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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“firing range” (24 reviews)
“steep steps” (27 reviews)
“the cliff” (47 reviews)
St Govan's Head, Stackpole, Pembroke, Wales
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Saint Govans Chapel is a charming little stone sanctuary tucked away at the base of the cliffs along a truly magnificent stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast. There is a car park (Free to park on my last visit - August 2017) close to the chapel,...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Quite a few steep steps to walk down which can be a bit slippery when wet but fascinating and good for photographers. We visited a couple of times during our week in Pembrokeshire. Great not only to see the chapel but the wild seas and...More

Thank lingle2015
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Out of the way little place, well worth seeking out and climbing down to. The surrounding cove and caves are worth exploring also. You need to be fairly steady on your feet to get there though.

Thank Cyberdyne_T-101
Reviewed August 9, 2017

First of all you drive along a narrow road, through a military firing range, red flags flying when we went and the sound of firing and heavy bombardments, don't worry, it is safe. Plenty of free parking on the cliff top, and a short walk...More

Thank classycaslass
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This Chapel is worth a visit if you like walking, however it is on part of the cliff path that is occupied by the Army tank firing range, so is closed for much of the week but usually open at weekends. The chapel is partially...More

Thank sparkle4416
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Rugged and beautiful, happy that I took the time to visit. When the tide is out, you will have amazing view of the coast from the bottom rocks.

Thank Michaela M
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Secluded medieval spot/chapel in a serene environment. Neighbouring cliffs are already breathtaking and then to descend to the little super old mini-chapel is fantastic. Just think of this place 800 years ago... Fabulous!

Thank taqqie
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Whenever we visit Pembrokeshire which is quite often we always stop at St Govan's and take the steps down into the lovely little historic chapel. When feeling energetic we climb down over the rocks and out onto the plateau, some great rock pools to see...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Although St Govan's chapel is beautiful with beautiful surroundings it takes about 15minutes to see everything! We extended our visit by walking along the coastal footpath! We came across a secluded beach and along the walk we saw a variety of wildlife including a seal!...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Wow ….. Very spiritual, isolated chapel which has been built into the side of the limestone cliff. Breathtaking views of the coastline, saw a couple of sealions who were just as interested in watching the humans watching them! Steps are a bit tricky for young...More

1  Thank Helen M
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February 22, 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.