Visitor information

We're very pleased that in 2023 we again won a Travellers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor!  Come and see what draws so many people from right around the world to us!

We're delighted to confirm you no longer need to wear a facemask in the Cathedral but you are of course welcome to do so if you prefer.  We still encourage you to sanitize your hands on entry and exit, and to maintain social distancing.

Dogs: Only assistance dogs - who must be proudly wearing their service coat or other marks of identification - are allowed into the Cathedral building but all dogs are very welcome in the Cathedral Cafe and the Cathedral grounds, on leads please!  Please clean up after your dog: dog waste bins are situated in the Merrivale and Quickwell Hill car parks (see below) and within general waste bins on Cross Square in the city of St Davids. 

The Bishop's Palace, which is under the management of Cadw and for which an entry fee is payable, is open to all dogs if kept on short leads.

Opening times

10:00 to 16:30 (Mon to Sat)
13:00 to 15:00 (Sun)

 

Admission

We suggest a voluntary donation of £5 per adult visitor

Tour groups: please see below

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How to find us

Tours

All tour groups must be booked in advance by the organiser, whether you are bringing your own guide, would like us to provide a guide, or if your group will be walking round the Cathedral at their own pace.   Please email info@stdavidscathedral.org.uk for full details of how we can support your visit and what fees are payable.

Photography

Photography within the Cathedral is free of charge when using a hand-held camera for non-professional purposes.

A charge of £10 is applicable if you wish to use a tripod. Photography for professional purposes is also subject to charge. In both cases, permission in writing must be obtained before undertaking the photography. Please contact info@stdavidscathedral.org.uk.

STRICTLY NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR FILMING IS PERMITTED OF THE CHORISTERS at any time for safeguarding reasons.

No photography is permitted in the Cathedral Library.

Accessibility

St Davids Cathedral welcomes all visitors.

Please be aware that the cathedral sits within a valley. Visiting the cathedral from St Davids city centre involves descending/ascending relatively steep slopes. The slope is less steep from the Merrivale car park to the west of the cathedral (see map above), but if you have a severe mobility disability, you can either call us to see if we have any parking available on site or be dropped off at the South Porch of the Cathedral.

Existing accessibility provisions include:

  • a wheelchair available for general use within the cathedral, located in the South Porch.
  • a toilet suitable for disabled visitors, located in the South Cloister.
  • a loop system in the Nave and the Quire.
  • limited disabled parking spaces. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to book a space.

We are happy to discuss any further accessibility requirements - please contact the Deanery Office on 01437 720202 or email info@stdavidscathedral.org.uk.

Cathedral Shops

There are two options for gifts and souvenirs available at the cathedral:

  • The Cathedral Bookshop at the west end of the nave stocks a wide range of both Christian and general books, music and gifts.
  • The Domus Giftshop specialising in Welsh and Celtic crafts and books is located adjacent to the cathedral, across the river.