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Lamphey Bishop's Palace

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free to wander around and not well publicised, this is a great place to explore and get a taste of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Uxbridge, United Kingdom

There was no-one here when we visited - it was amazing! Interesting ruins, peaceful walk around... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“st davids”(7 reviews)
“its heyday”(3 reviews)
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...more
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Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Lamphey, Pembroke SA71 5NT, Wales
+44 300 025 6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free to wander around and not well publicised, this is a great place to explore and get a taste of local history.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant 30 - 45 minutes can be spent wandering around these substantial ruins. It's not the sort of attraction to bring in large crowds and there is no souvenir shop or cafe. There are information boards to explain the history of the palace...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

There was no-one here when we visited - it was amazing! Interesting ruins, peaceful walk around, hide & seek through historic buildings, - great to imagine how impressive it would have been in the past, considering how impressive it is now! A few more info...More

Thank kwask71
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was a very peaceful and relaxing location, plenty of parking spaces off road right next to the site at the end of a country lane. I thought there would be an entrance fee but it was actually free to enter the site as it...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

On the way to Freshwater East but road closed so ended up stopping at Lamphey. Had lunch then worked down the lane to the Bishop. Impressive structure easy to walk around. Some interesting features and loads of history. Enjoyable walk and sightseeing

Thank Jacc81
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The bishops palace is an amazing place to visit it is a ruin, but has some interesting features including middle age England painted window surrounds. Not much else there but gives you a real idea of how rich the bishop of St Davids was and...More

Thank colbcyco_51
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The Bishops Palace lies at the end of a tree lined lane in the village of Lamphey. It has parking facilities on site, access at time of writing is free as the ticket office is now closed so access to the ruins is along a...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Walked to Lamphey from Freshwater East through country lanes and footpaths and found this fantastic piece of history. Free to enter and park and open even though the visitor centre was closed. There was no one in the well kept Palace and we were able...More

Thank crusty582016
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful July Tuesday and barely saw another soul! Our 3 year old and toddler loved exploring and playing hide and seek. There was plenty of space to run about and it's an idylic spot for a picnic. Obviously you need to...More

Thank EspressoStout
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Well cared for and worth a visit if you are in the area. The visitor centre no longer opens, so you have to rely on the few signs that exist but, here, it's free :)

Thank Wikisnoodle
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