©Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments

St Davids Bishop's Palace

St Davids Bishop's Palace, as it appears today, is largely the work of Bishop Henry de Gower (1328-47). Complete with suites of private and public apartments, and crowned with a distinctive arcaded parapet, the palace was a fitting residence for the rich and powerful medieval bishops of St Davids.

Nearby is the cathedral, close to where David, the patron saint of Wales, is believed to have founded a monastery in the sixth century. Such was the status of the site by the Middle Ages that it came to be believed that two pilgrimages to St Davids were equal to one to Rome.