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.
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!
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.
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.
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