St Davids Folk Festival
Bishop’s Palace Saturday 27th July
Welcome to the second year of this brand new festival. It is a friendly family occasion enjoyed by both the local community and visiting tourists. The festival this year is located in the grounds of the medieval Bishop’s Palace in the Close of St Davids Cathedral, the church of the Patron Saint of Wales.
The festival’s Welsh title, ‘Gwerin y Pererin’, (Pilgrim Folk) is taken from the area’s association with Saint David and the 1500 year tradition of pilgrimages to this city after his death. Such was the status of David that Pope Calixtus II decreed that two pilgrimages to St. Davids were equal to one to Rome.
Pilgrims throughout the ages have experienced the timeless wonder of this place. We warmly invite you and your family to make your own pilgrimage to St. Davids and experience for yourself the special atmosphere that pervades this wild, remote seascape. You will want to return. St. Davids has that effect on people.