Llandaff Cathedral

LOCATION

CARDIFF, CARDIFF

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This ancient site is dedicated to five saints and is the seat of the Archbishop of Wales. The Cathedral and its ornamentation include almost every style of architecture and decoration used during its long history. It has been the hub of the Church in Wales since the 11th century and has survived the ravages of Owain Glyndŵr, Oliver Cromwell and German bombing raids. One of its particular treasures is Epstein's statue of Christ in Majesty.

Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff, CARDIFF, CF5 2LA

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair access is provided at the East and West ends of the Cathedral, some areas not easily accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchair available
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open daily 9-6. Guided tours available by arrangement

About The area

Discover Cardiff

How many cities have both an outstanding castle and a world-class stadium and events arena right in the thick of things? That’s Cardiff – plus great shopping and an array of cool cafés, restaurants and bars. The urban medley creates a modern, buzzing city with a bit of a reputation for its nightlife – come the weekend, this hub of activity is a haven for fun-lovers from the valleys.

Drinking aside, this is a wonderful modern city, but one that’s never far from its roots, evident from the number of statues. It is filled with elegant buildings – a mix of Victorian and Edwardian – the loveliest being the classic Portland stone buildings of the Law Courts, City Hall and the national museum. They make up the civic centre and what is now the university area. The city is also very green, with the biggest open space being Bute Park, which takes you from the castle to the banks of the River Taff. On the riverside, you can catch a waterbus pass the famous Cardiff Arms Park and the Principality Stadium to Cardiff Bay, where the old dockyards have been transformed into a busy, thriving waterfront.

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