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Lamphey Bishop's Palace

Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Lamphey, Pembroke SA71 5NT, Wales
+44 300 025 6000
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With a little imagination..............

The site is largely of ruins and has no defined path just walking on the grass between a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KS&HC
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
LAMPHEY BISHOPS PALACE

Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 18, My husband and I decided to go to visit Lamphey Bishop’s Palace... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Lamphey Bishop’s Palace was the retreat of choice for those medieval bishops seeking solace from the everyday stresses of Church and State. The medieval bishops of St Davids were worldly men who enjoyed the privileges of wealth, power and status. Lamphey did not disappoint. A palace fit for a queen…or at least the occasional bishop. What we see today is mainly the work of the dynamic Henry de Gower, the bishop of St Davids from 1328 to 1347. Thanks to his vision, elegant Lamphey became the ‘away from it all’ palace for high-ranking members of the clergy keen to play at being country gentlemen. Bishop Gower’s great hall, 82 feet (25m) long, is a particularly fine architectural achievement and its sheer grandeur would have impressed even the most privileged of bishops. Equally well-preserved and detailed in their architecture are the western hall and inner gatehouse.
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Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Lamphey, Pembroke SA71 5NT, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The site is largely of ruins and has no defined path just walking on the grass between a number of ruined buildings. It has enough remaining though that with a little imagination you can see what it might have been like at its pomp. Free...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 18, My husband and I decided to go to visit Lamphey Bishop’s Palace. Lamphey Bishop’s Palace was the retreat of choice for those medieval bishops seeking solace from the everyday stresses of Church and State. The medieval bishops of St...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry and accessible 24 hours a day. Very quiet location and great in darkness of at dawn. Some parking possible in layby.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit this whilst staying nearby and we were not disappointed! Even though the visitor centre was closed the side gate was open and there was a sign informing us of this. I’d highly recommend visiting this place if you’re in the area -...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

As the bishop's Palace was right next door to the hotel we were staying in, we went for a wander around. It was interesting to view a bit of history and nice to be able to enter, despite it being 'off season' with the official...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

A lovely stroll around the ruins early in the morning, birds were singing the sun shining, every thing was beautiful. The area was very well kept and the plaques were full of information about the bishops palace, it was a real pleasure to visit. There...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We enjoyed seeing the building but it takes about 5 minutes to see the whole thing. It was also SOAKING wet when we were there and my shoes got covered in mud. It's cool but there's no tour or anything so you barely know what...More

Thank Yafit F
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

we stopped here on our way to our accommodation this was really great we had the place to ourselves just to stroll around and take in some of the views. there is quite a bit of the Palace ruins so it gave you a good...More

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited here today and it was atmospheric and full of history we all felt it as we walked round the grounds - you were transported back in time -worth a visit if you are in the area

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This is an atmospheric place. There is a sense of peace within the ruined walls and plenty of time to let the imagination wander. Admission is free, and rather sadly the information centre is closed as no one can be found to man it (...More

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