Llandaff CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Cathedral Close, Cardiff CF5 2LA, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2920564554
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
Close to the River Taff, in the ancient ‘City of Llandaff’, stands the small, grey and unquestionably beautiful Llandaff Cathedral. Steeped in history and marvelous to behold, this beauty is situated in a tranquil conservation area, untouched by the modernity of the rest of the city. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the cathedral and recharge your batteries with all the positive vibes that will surround you.
The Cathedral that stands today was built upon a pre-existing church, which was created by the Welsh saints Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy. They are considered the church’s patron saints, along with Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Since its conception in 1290, the church has faced many trials and tribulations in the form of warfare and had to be rebuilt several times throughout its history. A rebellion in 1400, the English Civil War and World War Two saw much damage made to the church. It’s because of the numerous times it has had to be rebuilt that the church which stands today is a stunning mixture of different designs. There are also many features worth exploring, from towers to separate mini churches, and medieval tombs of saints, you can easily spend a few hours on these hallowed grounds.
- As you leave the city centre and drive up to the Cathedral, you’ll first notice the charming little village and grassy lawns that surround it. Beautiful, neat and serene, you’ll want to spend a few minutes just taking in the scenery.
- Upon entering, the arch with a masterful sculpture of Christ, will first catch your eye. The nave and the rest of the cathedral are just as pretty, as are the Prichard Tower with its tall spire, the Lady Chapel and Presbytery and the numerous stained glass windows.
- The church organ is special as well, and Choir-singing has a special connection with this Church. The Cathedral School, Llandaff, is the only dedicated choir school in Wales. The Church is known for its large choir, comprising of children, men and women from the area. Try and catch them serenading during a service.
- The Garden of Remembrance, with standing stone, is a tribute to a crater left by a bomb during the war.
- Tips & Warnings: Closes following the last service of the day.
- Closing times relate to term time only.
- Tips and Warnings: The Cathedral was entirely rewired in 2007 and a new, much more dramatic and effective system of interior lighting was installed.
- The Cathedral is the only major landmark in the area, so be careful with directions.
- There is no cafe on the site so have a wander up the hill to Jasper's for tea and cake.
- There are lots of volunteers ready to greet you and offer information.
- Wheelchair access is provided at the East and West ends of the Cathedral.
- Car parking in the area of the Cathedral is free and unrestricted.
- Routes 25, 62 & 66 from Cardiff Central Railway/Bus Station.
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- Jaspers Tea Room (English)
- Garlands (British, Cafe)
- Mulberry Street (International)
- K2 (British)
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29.31% of people who visit Cardiff include Llandaff Cathedral in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
57.69% of people start their Llandaff Cathedral visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Llandaff Cathedral
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Llandaff Cathedral
This Cathedral is very amazing. It is quite old and historical place. And also the area is nice and historical. There is chapels as a part of the Cathedral. Especially first left chapel I liked. We were lucky there was children choir. We listened them. They were brilliant. But one lady didn't allowed to take video or photo. This Cathedral must seen.
Beautiful historic Norman cathedral and surrounding buildings. It's worth going in to see the ancient pillar cross and regiment flags.
Well worth a visit even if it's out of your way.
Such a beautiful place, so quiet, highly recommended. If you just want to sit down, chill and have some time for self-reflection, this is definitely one of the best places to go.
Interesting, historically significant, building. A cathedral in a village setting. Worth looking up the history of the Llandaff and its cathedral before visiting to get an idea of the historical significance of this village.