Saints and Stones: St. David's (Tyddewi)
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St David's (Welsh: Tyddewi) is the smallest city in the United Kingdom. Built around St. David's Cathedral, which was built in the 12th-13th Centuries on the site of St. David's original monastery and an earlier cathedral, it lies on the River Alun on Saint David's peninsula in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Next to the Cathedral lie the ruins of the 14th Century Bishop's Palace.

Saint David was born to Saint Non c.500 A.D. at what is now St Non's Well, a ten minute walk south of the city. After studying with St. Paulinas at Whitland and St. Illtud at Llantwit Major, St. David founded his monastery at Vallis Rosina (Glyn Rhosyn in Welsh) c.550 A.D. Known for his strict monastic rules, St. David is the patron saint of Wales. He founded numerous monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Cornwall, and Brittany. Legend says that two pilgrimages to St David's are equal to a pilgrimage to the Vatican in Rome.

About St. David's

St. David's Cathedral Website
Wikipedia: St. David's Cathedral
Sacred Destinations: Bishop's Palace, St. David's
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. David
Wikipedia: Saint David

Journey to St. David's

St. David's is located at the far southwestern tip of Pembrokeshire in Wales. To reach St. David's from either Fishguard in the north or Haverfordwest in the south, take the A487.

Ordnance Survey Map (SM7512625472)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the St. David's Cathedral website. For the city of St. David's and general Pembrokeshire area tourist information, visit the St. David's Online website and the Visit Pembrokeshire website.

Additional Photos of St. David's

Reader Board Outside St. David's Cathedral
Sign Outside St. David's Cathedral
St. David's Cathedral
Stone Carving Near Cathedral Door, St. David's Cathedral
Stone Carving Near Cathedral Door, St. David's Cathedral
Presbytery Ceiling in St. David's Cathedral
Wood Carving in St. David's Cathedral
Floor Tile in St. David's Cathedral
Bishop's Palace Near St. David's Cathedral
Bishop's Palace Near St. David's Cathedral
Bishop's Palace Near St. David's Cathedral
Bishop's Palace Near St. David's Cathedral
St. David's Cathedral


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