St Davids Cathedral Festival runs from Friday May 27 to Sunday June 5.  Please note that coach tours are not permitted during this time.

Face-coverings are no longer mandatory in the Cathedral, but you are welcome to wear them if that makes you feel comfortable.
Hand sanitizer is available and there is plenty of space for everyone - let's continue to keep one another safe.

Visitor information

Please note - From May 27 to June 5 inclusive, the St Davids Cathedral Music Festival is happening and all coach tours will not be allowed entry

We're delighted to confirm you no longer need to wear a facemask in the Cathedral but you are of course welcome to do so if you prefer.  We still encourage you to sanitize your hands on entry and exit, and to maintain social distancing.

For Health and Safety reasons only assisted dogs are allowed into the Cathedral building but all dogs are very welcome in the grounds

Opening times

10:00 to 17:00 (Mon to Sat)
13:00 to 17:00 (Sun)



We suggest a voluntary donation of £5 per adult visitor

Tour groups: please see below



How to find us


Tour groups which bring their own guide must book and pay in advance. We can also provide a Cathedral guide for which there is a cost. Please email for more details.

To avoid disappointment, we stress that all tour operators should check in with the Cathedral office to see if the Cathedral is open on the intended day of a group visit.  We are a working place of worship and there may be special services or activities which could mean all or part of the Cathedral will be closed to visitors.


Photography within the Cathedral is free of charge when using a hand-held camera for non-professional purposes.

A charge of £10 is applicable if you wish to use a tripod. Photography for professional purposes is also subject to charge. In both cases, permission in writing must be obtained before undertaking the photography. Please contact

No photography is allowed in the Cathedral Library.


St Davids Cathedral welcomes all visitors.

Please be aware that the cathedral sits within a valley. Visiting the cathedral from St Davids city centre involves descending/ascending relatively steep slopes. The slope is less steep from the Merrivale car park to the west of the cathedral (see map above), but if you have a severe mobility disability, you can either call us to see if we have any parking available on site or be dropped off at the gates by the South Porch of the Cathedral.

Existing accessibility provisions include:

  • a wheelchair available for general use within the cathedral, located in the South Porch.
  • a toilet suitable for disabled visitors, located in the South Cloister.
  • a loop system in the Nave and the Quire.
  • disabled parking spaces (please contact us to book a space).

We would be very happy to discuss any further accessibility requirements - please contact the Deanery Office on 01437 720202 or email

Cathedral Shops

There are two options for gifts and souvenirs available at the cathedral.

  • The Cathedral Bookshop at the west end of the nave stocks a wide range of both Christian and general books, music and gifts. 
  • The Domus Giftshop specialising in Welsh and Celtic crafts and books is located adjacent to the cathedral, across the river.