St Davids (Welsh: Tyddewi), is a city and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in the United Kingdom. Lying on the River Alun on St David’s Peninsula, it is Britain’s smallest city in terms of both size and population, the final resting place of Saint David, the country’s patron saint, and the de facto ecclesiastical capital of Wales.

A monastic community was founded by Saint David, Abbot of Menevia, who died in in the year 589.
The present Cathedral was begun in 1181, and completed not long after. Problems beset the new building and the community in its infancy; the collapse of the new tower in 1220, and earthquake damage in 1247/48.
The Welsh architect John Nash was commissioned to restore the West Front in 1793 to repair the damage done two hundred years previously.
Next to the cathedral, the 13th century Bishops Palace is now a picturesque ruin.

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  • Tina Hailey
    Tina Haileyover 1 year ago

    Great angle Capture

  • Thanks Tina, It’s a bit of a hike to the top of the hill but the view point is worth it

    – Yampimon

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Fantastic!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, there will be more shots (interiors) posted of this cathedral, it’s a beauty

    – Yampimon

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 1 year ago

    glad they saved this beauty.. nice work Sir…

  • Thank you, It’s very impressive inside and out.

    – Yampimon

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Beautiful church ~ lovely overview and surrounding scenery :)

  • Thank you, It is indeed a lovely place, I have wanted to go here for years and it was worth the wait.

    – Yampimon

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...3 months ago

    Click HERE to see the challenge.

  • Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

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