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Milford Haven & Fishguard - St David’s & Exclusive Visit to Picton Castle

The city of St David’s would be no more than a village; were it not for the fabulous cathedral that lies at its heart. Built hidden in a depression below the town square in the hope that Norse invaders would pass without noticing it, this 12th century cathedral is magnificent and steeped in antiquity. The floor slopes three feet upwards and the pillars lean drunkenly (though not precariously!) as the result of an earthquake in 1248. This cathedral is the only one in the United Kingdom in which the reigning monarch has a permanently reserved pew. You will also have the chance to visit the extensive ruins of the 12th century Bishop’s Palace which extend along the side of the cathedral.

After lunch at the Warpool Court Hotel in St Davids (note the strong presence of Phillip’s family history on the walls of the hotel) journey on to Picton Castle. This 14th century castle (more a castellated large private home) was built by the Philipps family and is still inhabited by them today. Your exclusive visit to the castle will be enhanced by the chance to meet the owner himself who will host a delicious afternoon tea in the drawing room.

Return to the ship having experienced some of Wales’ finest heritage.

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Tours in Milford Haven & Fishguard

Pembroke & its Castle
St David’s & Exclusive visit to Picton Castle

Ports in Wales

Cardiff & Newport
Holyhead
Milfordhaven & Fishguard
Swansea