Lamphey Bishop’s Palace

This splendid palace, built in the 13th and 14th centuries, lies in pretty countryside near Pembroke. The medieval buildings and grounds were a private retreat for the bishops from everyday life and there is a still a sense of this serenity today. The estate included orchards, gardens, fishponds and deer parks.

Many of the surviving structures were built by Bishop Henry de Gower, who also created much of St David’s Palace. Particularly fine features include the 13th-century inner gatehouse and long hall, the latter the oldest part of the complex, as well as an undercroft and remnants of decorative windows. The site has a long history after the Reformation, including a haunting by an Elizabethan gentleman, occupation during the Civil War, and use as farm buildings. The palace’s latest claim to fame is its use in the BBC adaptation, The White Queen. Free admission, seasonal opening times (please check the website), and free parking in a layby across the road. No smoking.

Location


Address

Lamphey Bishop’s Palace
Lamphey
Pembroke
Pembrokeshire
SA71 5NT

Contact

T: 01646672224

Info

Dog friendly: No

Covid-19

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Travel restrictions in Wales have been lifted.

Mon 6th July. Visitor attractions reopened to day visitors.

Sat 11th July. Some types of self-contained holiday accommodation will reopen.

Mon 13th July. Some indoor attractions will reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes with outside seating will also reopen.

Sat 25th July. Tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites reopen.

Mon 27th July. Indoor cinemas, museums and galleries will reopen.

Some Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place so please understand that things may be slightly different. This is necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, to protect our communities, the public and our health services