Bishop's Palace ruins
Lamphey shown within Pembrokeshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SA71 5|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|UK Parliament||Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
|Welsh Assembly||Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire|
The village includes an historic parish church and a palace known as 'Bishops Palace' due to its use by the Bishops of St David's. The palace, established in the 13th century, included fishponds, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and sweeping parklands and with suitable accommodation had become a favourite residence of the Bishops by the early 14th century. The building was mainly the work of Henry de Gower, Bishop of St David's from 1328 to 1347, who was also largely responsible for the bishop's palace alongside St David's Cathedral.
In the fast-disappearing Pembrokeshire dialect, Lamphey was pronounced "Lam-fa" rather than the more usual "Lam-fey".
The village has one pub, two hotels and restaurants, a primary school, service station, hair studio, playing fields, a village hall (completed in 2007), and a local bakery which has served the community for generations. The Lantern Grill, a small restaurant, was refurbished in 2007 and is now known as 'The Lantern'.
The grade II* listed Lamphey Court Hotel was formerly a Georgian mansion built in 1823 close by the ruins of the bishop's palace. It was the seat of the Mathias family until sold in 1978 by Wing Commander Lewis Mathias, High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire in 1965. 
- All About Lamphey local information
- Village Times local newspaper
- Photos of Lamphey and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk