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  Lamphey Bishops Palace
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  • Lamphey Bishops Palace - Pembroke
      Lamphey Bishops Palace
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  • Lamphey Bishops Palace - Pembroke
      Lamphey Bishops Palace
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  • Lamphey Bishops Palace - Pembroke
      Lamphey Bishops Palace
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  • Lamphey Bishops Palace - Pembroke
      Lamphey Bishops Palace
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Lamphey Bishops Palace is the extensive remains of a lavish country retreat built for the bishops of St Davids The site of the Bishops? Palace at Lamphey was an estate of St. David?s from before the Norman invasion until the Reformation but the remains you can see today are mainly the work of Henry de Gower who was Bishop of St David's from 1328 to 1347 (he was also largely responsible for the great bishops palace alongside St David's Cathedral).
You can see the remains of great halls and chapels with distinctive arcading (similar to that found at St Davids Bishop's Palace) raised over undercrofts as well as two gatehouses and a large barn or granary.

After the reformation the palace changed hands but continued as a noble house into the seventeenth century before declining. During the nineteenth century the site was made into a garden which was associated with a classical mansion erected to the north west

1 April - 31 October 2011 open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm

(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Adults - 3.20

Family - 9.20 (Admits 2 adults & all children under 16)

Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - 2.80
Disabled and companion Free

November to March - Free entry during this period

Address: Lamphey, Pembroke, SA71 5NT
Phone: 01646 672224
Website: http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/lampheybishopspalace/?lang=en

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  • Written Oct 3, 2011
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