The Lord Rhys

The Cathedral contains the tombs of many important figures in Welsh history including the reputed tomb of the Welsh prince, Lord Rhys ap Gruffydd, Arglwydd Rhys.

During the Norman Conquest period he restored the medieval kingdom of Deheubarth and was called 'Prince of Wales'. He united poets and musicians from across Wales for the first National Eisteddfod of 1176. The ornately-carved tomb dates from the 14th century, some two hundred years after his death.