Photo of St Davids Bishops Palace

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: St Davids Cathedral >>

St Davids Bishops Palace

License this image for your own use

St Davids Bishops Palace
Pembrokeshire - St Davids, Dyfed, Wales
Photo location map

About the photo:

There's an awful lot to see in the small Pembrokeshire city of St Davids. The two premier historic attractions are the medieval cathedral and the ruins of the Bishop's Palace, which stand directly beside the cathedral. The palace was the seat of the powerful Bishop of St David's. Though many of the medieval buildings are now only shells, enough remains to show how magnificent it must have been before the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
Featured Historic Hotel
Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Kinmel, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience thats truly unforgettable. … more >>

More hotels in Clwyd >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image

British History Quiz

This notorious favourite of Edward II was created the Earl of Cornwall and Keeper of the Realm


This Day in British History

28 October, 1562

Battle of Corrichie

Earl of Huntly's rebellion broken by royal forces under James Stewart, Earl of Moray

Monarch Mayhem

Defeated Robert, Duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Avranches



Snowdonia (North Wales)

Pembrokeshire(West Wales)


Popular Historic Attractions

Cwmhir Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Caerphilly Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Carew Cross
Historic Building   Heritage Rating 5

St Davids (Self catering)
Beudy Gwyn, St Davids

Beudy Gwyn

The cottage is extremely spacious and tastefully appointed, with furniture, beds and furnishings. It has 3 bedrooms and is great for families. It is also ideal for couples using …
Sleeps 6

More cottages in St Davids >>

St Davids (Self catering)
Ty-Banc, St Davids


This first floor, self catering apartment in the heart of St Davids in Wales, can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

More cottages in St Davids >>

Passionate about British Heritage!