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St DAVIDS CATHEDRAL

St DAVIDS CATHEDRAL

St Davids Cathedral (usually missing an apostrophe) sits at the bottom of a small hill beneath Britain's smallest city. Next to it are the ruins of the Bishop's Palace. St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, founded a monastery on the site in the 6th century, though this was raided and plundered by Vikings several times. The present cathedral, a trifle austere, dates from 1181. The highlight is probably the Shrine of St David. It is also the burial place of Edmund Tudor, father of King Henry VII, and of the 12th century monk, Gerald of Wales, medieval travel-writer.  The location is gorgeous and the entire complex is one of the most significant historical Christian sites in Britain.

The Pebbles, St Davids, Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA62 6RD
Medieval
St Davids, too much beer and the lost apostrophe
St Davids Cathedral website
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