Visitor Information

A large quantity of general information for visitors is given below. This is supplemented by other entries in the Visitors menu. You should note particularly the pages telling you how to find us and what to do if you wish to take photographs.

We make no admission charge although, of course, we are always glad to receive donation from visitors. These are entirely at your discretion and no pressure is placed on you to contribute. (We do post a small notice telling you of our enormous daily running costs!)

Opening Times

9.00am to 5.30pm

Please note that during the winter if there is no service of Choral Evensong the Cathedral will be closed after Evening Prayer at 4.00pm.

Cathedral Services

8.00 Holy Communion ( in the Nave)
9.30 Cymun Bendigaid (in the Lady Chapel)
9.30 Parish Eucharist
11.15 Choral Mattins (2nd and 4th Sunday Choral Eucharist)
6.00 Choral Evensong

8.00 Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
6.00 Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer - see the Worship menu for details

8.00 Morning prayer
10.00 Holy Communion
6.00 Choral Evensong

12.00 Prayers at St David's Shrine

Admission Charges

We receive no direct state aid and do not charge for entry.

However, we need nearly £2,000 per day for the maintenance, upkeep and running costs of this wonderful working Cathedral.

Therefore we suggest a donation of £5 per adult, and children free.


If you would like to organise a tour of the Cathedral please e-mail or contact the Deanery Office on 01437 720202.

During the summer there are regular guided tours.  

Please click here for further information


Photography within the Cathedral, with a hand-held camera and for non-professional purposes is free.

If you wish to use a tripod, we charge £10, and, due to Health and Safety restrictions, it is necessary to arrange permission in writing from the Dean in advance. Advance permission, also with a fee, is required for photography for professional purposes. Please send an email to

No photography is allowed in the Cathedral Library.

Visitors with disabilities

St Davids Cathedral welcomes disabled visitors.

There is a wheelchair available in the South Porch for use in the Cathedral.

There is a toilet suitable for disabled visitors in the South Cloister.

There is a loop system in the Nave and the Quire.

To discus your particular needs please contact the Deanery Office on 01437 720202 or email

There are some disabled parking spaces available, again, please be in touch with us if you require us to assist you with parking.

Help and Support

The clergy of the Cathedral are always glad to provide support and help to people wherever they can.

If you would like to talk to a priest during your visit please go to the shop or talk to a Verger.

St Thomas Chapel and the Lady Chapel

The St Thomas Chapel and the Lady Chapel are both reserved for prayer and quiet.

Cathedral Shops

The Cathedral Bookshop at the west end of the nave stocks a wide range of books, music and gifts. 

The Domus Giftshop specialising in Welsh and Celtic crafts and books is across the river.

Click here for further information


The Treasury, which is part of the Cloisters, houses the Cathedralís treasures.  The Treasury Collection includes the crosiers and rings of medieval bishops, illuminated manuscripts, textiles and silverware.

Please click here for further information


The Refectory offers excellent coffee and tea (including Fair Trade options) and a delicious array of home-made food made from local ingredients.

The Refectory is situated in St Maryís Hall and features a stunning mezzanine with wonderful views over the Cathedral and its gardens.

Please click here for further information

Further information

For additional information please contact:

The Deanery Office
St Davids Cathedral
The Close
St Davids
SA62 6RH

Tel: 01437 720202


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