St Dogmaels

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The quaint riverside village of St Dogmaels is on the northern border of Pembrokeshire close to the market town of Cardigan. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts or finishes here - depending on which way you're walking!

St Dogmaels Abbey was founded in the C12th on a site occupied by a pre-Norman monastery. Parts of the church and cloister are C12th, the west and north walls of the nave are C13th and the north doorway has C14th ornamentation; the north transept is Tudor. The footings of the chapter house can be seen to the west of the cloister, with the adjacent monk's infirmary standing almost to roof level. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the church continued to be used for a time by the parish, and a rectory was built into the south-west corner of the cloister. A Sagranus Stone in the church of St Thomas the Apostle next to the Abbey bears an inscription in the ancient Ogham Script.

Y Felin Water Mill is one of only two working mills in Wales and has been completely renovated with its original machinery intact. Y Felin dates back to the C12th and is thought to have been built by St Dogmaels Abbey. A guided tour of the mill will reveal how their wonderful selection of flour is made, including Welsh organic wholemeal, seed and herb, and garlic and chive.

The St Dogmaels Footpath Association organises walks, maintenance working parties and has created and printed 10,000 waterproof maps of ‘Popular Walks near St Dogmaels’ together with map panels at key locations on the Wales Coast Path and an interpretation panel about local neolithic sites and their alignments to the sun, moon and the landscape.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

West of Cardigan via the B4546 off the A487.

Accessible by Public Transport: Fishguard & Goodwick station is 22 miles away.

St Dogmaels


Pembrokeshire, SA41 3PX

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