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The legacy of the De La Roche Dynasty : a day tour at the church of St Jerome, Llangwm

  • Meet the Dowager Lady Pamela and Princess Elizabeth ferch Iestyn ap Gwrgan who will regale you with tales of the De la Roche Dynasty, aided by moving images

  • Step back in time to sample foods made to medieval and Tudor recipes and enjoy live music from La Volta, a group using ancient instruments including the sackbut, crumhorn, symphony and lire

  • Visit the Talking Tapestry of Langum that uses digital technology to tell its story and add some of your own stitches

St Jerome, The Green, Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4HU

Times

Start time and duration by arrangement

Price

Adult : £25

Child (6-15) : £15

Pricing is for groups of 30 or more. The experience for smaller groups will not include live music or actors. Pricing can be discussed, please contact us.

Who can come

This tour is great for everyone other than very young children

Group size

10-25 25-50

Step back into a medieval world of conquest, romance and conflict, and learn about a ‘rags to riches’ story of a lowly soldier acquiring land through invasion and how his sons added to the family landholdings through an invasion of Ireland, and then being knighted on the battlefield.

Building castles in Pembrokeshire and Ireland, the family spread their wings and descendants travelled the breadth of the world. Live through an era of danger and mysticism through the stories of this dynasty.

See the relics of this bygone era depicted in a tapestry, some of the archaeological discoveries and examine the two effigies.

Taste the foods of the common soldier and listen and watch La Volta play music on medieval musical instruments.

Find out how this tiny village celebrated a medieval wedding which culminated in a medieval feast with jousting and archery.

This is a history lesson you will not only never forget, you will also play a part in making as you help us design a medieval garden in the churchyard, to be enjoyed for future generations.

Your tour will allow time for a lunch stop of a traditional Welsh lunch at Llangwm’s Cottage Inn (price of meal is not included in the tour).

This tour is exclusive to ExploreChurches.


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Additional details

This tour is organised and managed by Heritage Llangwm & the Friends of St Jerome's

The village of Llangwm nestles on the northern shores of the Cleddau Estuary in the far south western tip of Pembrokeshire. St Jerome’s is in the heart of the village on the village green.

The programme can be amended to suit any group and could include a graveyard tour. We hold a selection of souvenirs and DVDs which visitors can purchase. In addition there will be local crafts and artwork available for purchase directly from the artist


Facilities & refreshments

There is an accessible toilet available in the church.

Visitors to will be offered tea and coffee plus snacks made to late medieval recipes. Please discuss any dietary requirements with us when booking.

Lunch will be available from the The Cottage Inn, Llangwm, at an extra cost. Details of numbers in your group requesting lunch will be discussed when booking.

There is limited free parking at the church, and space for a coach to drop off.

There is no official disabled parking, but please ask and we can make arrangements. The nearest car park, and space for a single coach, is at SA62 4NG on a Private Road leading off the mini roundabout at the top of the village.


Accessibility

This tour will involve walking around the churchyard. We can walk at a slow pace, or arrange something different if needed. Waterproofs and good outdoor shoes required for the graveyard tour.

This tour can be suitable for wheelchair users, please speak to us.

St Jerome’s is all on one level, with the exception of a couple of steps into the chancel. Even so, there is a handrail to help people climb the steps. There is an incline from the gate on the green to the entrance of the church. The tarmac path is about 100 metres long.

Contact your host

Heritage Llangwm & the Friends of St Jerome's

01437 899966

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