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Lamphey Bishop's Palace

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Bishop’s place

The visitor’s office was closed (outside season ) ,but you can go around on yourself and every... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Zevenbergen, The Netherlands
Large atmospheric ruin - very picturesque!

We followed signs to the palace, and parked in a designated place, at the side of the road, just... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Jan T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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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
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All reviews st davids information boards interesting ruins wander around peaceful walk great place for a picnic well worth a visit henry viii free entry couple of hours impressive structure ticket office right next door hidden gem peaceful place plenty of space entrance fee
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

The visitor’s office was closed (outside season ) ,but you can go around on yourself and every where are signs with explanation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisgeldof
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I believe there was a Bishop and he had a palace that’s now a bit of a wreck. The grass is well kept but, in truth, I wouldn’t bother going there unless you just wanted a stroll to stretch your legs if staying in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Haydn J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We followed signs to the palace, and parked in a designated place, at the side of the road, just before the signed way to the hotel. The main gate wasn't open, but we were directed to a side gate, which was open, by a sign....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan T
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This suin has been beautifully preserved but appears to have been abandoned by Cadw. There are NO facilities, NO guidebooks, NO toilets and the signs are old and fading.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank richtea212018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colbcyco_51
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