ST. Davids Cathedral

St Davids Cathedral is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom

St. Davids Cathedral

St. Davids Cathedral is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom. Nowhere in Britain is there a more ancient cathedral settlement, for it reaches back fourteen centuries and survived the plunder of the Norsmen in the 'Dark Ages'. St David chose this wild, beautiful region as the site of his monastery in the 6th century and you will find his shrine in the purple-stoned cathedral, which nestles inconspicuously in a grassy hollow beneath the rooftops of the tiny city.

Cathedral Treasury

The Cathedral Treasury opened in Spring 2006 to provide a safe home for treasures which tell the story of Christian worship and scholarship at St Davids that began 1,500 years ago and which continues to the present day.

Cathedral Library

The Library has collections belonging to Deans, Bishops and Clergy dating back to the 16th century.Books and other material are constantly being added. Subject matter is St. David, St Davids, Wales, and Church in Wales history.


Cathedral visit price free entry
Photography price £2.00
Photography tripod price permission from bishop needed, see website

Interest points

  • The Treasury
  • The Library
  • The Gatehouse
  • The Cloisters
  • The Cloisters Gallery

Photography, Unusually among cathedrals these days, we make no entrance charge. We do, however, make a small charge to visitors who wish to take photographs or video.

For more information visit the website of St. Davids Cathedral