Lamphey Bishop's Palace

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Lamphey Bishop's Palace
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Life couldn’t have been that hard for the medieval bishops of St Davids. These worldly, wealthy, influential men enjoyed their home comforts – as you’ll see when you wander around Lamphey’s palatial grounds, mainly the work of the dynamic Henry de Gower, bishop of St Davids from 1328 to 1347. The bishops used Lamphey as a country retreat, an escape from the burdens of Church and State. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
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86heardy86
Worle, UK126 contributions
Wow, just wow
Nov 2021 • Couples
Exceptionally beautiful ruins tucked away down off the main road.

Free entry and information points, plus it's clear to see it's very well taken care of.

Definitely worth a visit whilst in Pembrokeshire.
Written November 23, 2021
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Riviman
Bolton ,England556 contributions
Worth a look.
Sep 2021
Stayed at the Lamphey Court Hotel next door and enjoyed a couple of walks around the ruins. Two walks as one was in pouring rain and one in bright sunshine! Free entry to the well kept grounds and interesting information boards around the ruins. Well worth a stroll round if you're in the area.
Written October 13, 2021
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Amanda H
4 contributions
Amazing hidden gem
Oct 2021
Enjoyed a short stroll from our hotel (Lamphey Court) to this fabulous venue. We were blessed with great sunshine but this is a real gem (and free) to visit & soak up some great history.
Written October 12, 2021
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK617 contributions
Intriguing
Sep 2021
This ruined palace is most impressive. It is rather well-hiddeen but worth finding. there is free car parking at the entrance. Inside, I was immediately taken by the sheer size and scale of the Palace - so much for being a humble man of God eh. The living must have been lavish and about as comfortable as was possible back in the day. there is lots of information to read to really bring the place alive in your mind.
Something of a musy-see I feel
Written September 26, 2021
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Noybta
London, UK94 contributions
Extensive 12th century (and later) ruins : free!
Aug 2021 • Family
Well preserved bishop’s palace : good sense of the space. Only a very small chapel for a ‘godly’ man! Minimal signage / information. Currently free - if they start charging when the visitor centre reopens, they should spend some improving the explanations. Very quiet / peaceful on a sunny summer holiday Saturday. Spent maybe 30 - 40 minutes wandering around with 13yo daughter (who likes this sort of thing).
Written August 28, 2021
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Joyraffe
Haywards Heath, UK8 contributions
Interesting & free!
Aug 2021
Lovely little gem and its free too! Interesting ruins, with a bit of history. Takes about half an hour to go round it
Written August 26, 2021
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P J C
Bridgend, UK6 contributions
Hidden Cadw gem
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fantastic little gem adjacent to Best Western Hotel and Spa. Small tree lined car park adjacent.

Due to Covid measures gift shop closed.

Free entry, side gate entry in lieu of through shop

A Cadw site that should introduce a nominal entrance charge

Lovely place to spend half an hour understand from another visit that they use it for wedding photographs
Written July 23, 2021
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georgieboy
colchester uk433 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2021
Tucked away down a by-road, in a very tranquil spot. Quite a lot still to see could while away 20 - 30 minutes Free to get in.
Written July 1, 2021
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familytravel4x4
Liphook, UK508 contributions
Atmospheric ruin
Oct 2020 • Couples
No need to book and free entry. Limited parking albeit we walked from Pembroke in a gorgeous day. There were some areas that had been roped off due to COVID, but the ropes were down on our visit which made for a better experience - we were the only ones there given it was late in the season so not an issue in any event. Some information boards to help with the visit.
Written October 16, 2020
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Philip Jones
Pontypridd, UK6 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2020
Great insight into Welsh history. Cadw site and well maintained for an easy work around the former Bishop’s Palace
Written August 27, 2020
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Lamphey Bishop's Palace is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM