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Llawhaden Castle

Visited May 2015

Location Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby No 
Parking Yes - in village
Facilities None
Map

 

Llawhaden Castle was technically a Bishop's residence, belonging as it did to the Bishops of St. Davids. However, after the original wooden structure was razed to the ground in 1193 by the Welsh under Lord Rhys, it was re-built in stone as a fortified castle with a large curtain wall. This was needed as the area was still volatile and not yet fully under Norman control. Therefore it always fulfilled the role of castle rather than palace and so has always been known as such.

 


 

 


Category: Pembrokeshire

Lamphey Bishop's Palace

 

Visited May 2015

Location Lamphey, Pembrokeshire 
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby Lamphey
Parking Yes 
Facilities Gift shop, Toilet
Map

 

The Bishop's Palace at Lamphey was one of the residences of the Bishop of St David's. (See also Llawhaden Castle and St David's Bishop Palace ) Unlike Llawhaden which was a defensive castle, the palace was intended mainly for relaxation when the Bishop was in residence- the beauty of the buildings being one of the most distinctive things about Lamphey.

 


 

 


Category: Pembrokeshire
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St David's Bishop Palace

 

Visited May 2015

Location St David's, Pembrokeshire 
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby No 
Parking Yes 
Facilities Gift shop, Toilets
Map

 

One of the most popular tourist sites in Pembrokeshire, the Bishop's Palace is sited right next to the Cathedral which gives St. David's its city status. It was the final resting place of St David, the patron saint of Wales, and so was always a holy place. It was also very remote, prompting the Vatican to declare in 1123 that two pilgrimages to St David's equalled one to Rome.

 


 

 


Category: Pembrokeshire

Cilgerran Castle

Visited May 2015

Location Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire 
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby No 
Parking Roadside
Facilities Gift shop, Toilets
Map

 

Cilgerran Castle, perched on the cliff, is a popular castle these days. Parking can be difficult, the villlage of Cilgerran is small with narrow roads not built for tourism. Despite this the castle was very busy the day we visited in May.

 


 

 


Category: Pembrokeshire
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Haverfordwest Castle

Visited May 2015

Location Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby Haverfordwest
Parking Yes
Facilities Yes- portaloo on site
Map

 

 

 


 

 


Category: Pembrokeshire
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