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Historical Attractions
Historical Attractions

Historical Attractions

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St Davids Cathedral

St Davids Cathedral

The Cathedral, begun in 1181, is at least the fourth church to have been built on a site reputed to be that on which St David himself founded a monastic settlement in the 6th century. The outstanding features of the building are the magnificent ceilings – oak in the Nave, painted in the Quire and Presbytery – and the sloping floor. The stalls of the Quire of the Cathedral contain medieval misericords and the Chapter is unique in having the reigning Sovereign as a member. The Cathedral has been an important place of pilgrimage for nearly fourteen centuries. In 1124, Pope Calixtus II declared that two pilgrimages to St Davids were equal to one to Rome and that three were equal to one to Jerusalem itself. The medieval Shrine of St David, located in the presbytery, was restored and dedicated on St David’s Day 2012. The restored shrine contains five new icons depicting local saints and a painted canopy has also been installed above the shrine. Please visit the following website for further information www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk
 
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Address

Moreton Farm Leisure Park
Moreton
Saundersfoot
Pembrokeshire
SA69 9EA

telephone

01834 812016 / 07811248943

fax number

01834 810343