St Llawddog

This church is the best example in the county of correct Ecclesiological Gothic of the English Decorated style, it also has the finest collection of stained glass.

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

Opening times

The church is open throughout the day during the Summer season and the key can be obtained at other times from the nearby Vicarage or as indicated on the notice boards.


Church Street
SA43 2RZ

The tower is a typical 14th century south Wales type military tower and it is a Grade II* listed building. The present church dates from 1856 but, by tradition, a church is said to have existed on the present site since the 6th century.

Quite apart from the windows there are many features of great historic interest both within and outside the church. There is an Ogham stone in the churchyard. It is inscribed with Ogham, Latin and Romano British and is from the 6th century. Inside there is a Memorial plaque to honour Thomas Phaer MD. He was the first writer to publish, in English, a book on Paediatrics in 1545. The Lloyd Memorial contains a poem by the 'matchless Orinda', Katherine Fowler Philips, who lived in Cardigan Priory next to St Mary's church. The Gower and Logan memorial in the churchyard refers to William Edward Logan who gave his name to Mount Logan in Canada and was an eminent geologist.

You will enjoy a visit to this beautiful church. You can also visit Cilgerran Castle at the same time.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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