Holiday Cardigan Bay - Ynys Lochtyn photo by Janet Baxter

Experience:

23rd April 2014

St Dogmael's Cardigan Bay West Wales

Poppit and Gwbert from St Dogmaels across the Teifi by Janet BaxterPhoto from St Dogmaels Poppit - Janet Baxter

St Dogmael's is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the estuary of the River Teifi a short walk from Poppit Sands - one of many beaches along the Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire Coast

A mile downstream is the town of Cardigan. St Dogmael's has a small but useful supermarket and a number of public houses and restaurants, St Dogmael's gallery has a frequently changing programme and there are excellent facilities for launching boats, canoes and kayaks.

History of St Dogmael's

St Dogmael's village is famous for the remains of a 12th century Tironian St Dogmaels abbey, which was in its day one of the richer monastic institutions in Wales. It was once a marcher borough, described in 1603 as one of five Pembrokeshire boroughs overseen by a portreeve. The abbey has just recieved funding to develop it's visitor centre and attract more tourists. The new café is excellent!

The Merchant of Venice will be the Abbey Shakespeare Players' 28th summer production in St Dogmaels Abbey and will be directed by Amy Levene. Performances will be from Wednesday 6 August to Saturday 9 August 2014 at 8pm

Plays by Shakespeare are performed in the Abbey Ruins annually in the summer. Some of the actors are from the local area, others come from all over Great Britain and return regularly.

This year the play is 'The Merchant of Venice'. In this production the Abbey Shakespeare Players under director Georgina Ferry will capture the wonder and imagination of the Elizabethan theatre with a decidedly modern accent.

Please dress warmly. Chairs provided.

Performances from 6 August - 9 August 2014 at 8pm St Dogmaels Abbey, St Dogmaels Pembrokeshire SA43 3DX Box Office: 01239 621200


In 2006 the village won the Wales Calor Village of the Year competition. The village is twinned with the village of Trédarzec in Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany.

Pentre Ifan Stoneage burial chamber site A short drive from St.Dogmael's are the Preseli Hills (Mynyddoedd Preseli), a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoric monuments and the source of the bluestones used in the construction of Stonehenge in England. The dramatic Pentre Ifan Stone Age burial chamber is well worth a visit.

St Dogmaels Local producers market

Every Tuesday between 9am - 1pm - a chance for you to buy some local produce including vegetables, meats, cheese, vegetarian options, gluten free produce, fresh fish, cakes, breads, natural paints, crafts. etc This new and exciting market gives you the option to buy your weekly food locally. At the Coach House & Abbey St Dogmaels - by the Abbey

Walks around St.Dogmaels including the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coastal footpaths.

Cardigan to St. Dogmael's
Circular Walk St Dogmaels, Cemaes Head

Where to stay near St.Dogmael's

Useful Links

St Dogmaels Abbey and Interpretation Centre [great cafe]
St Dogmael's Gallery
Shakespeare in the Abbey