Llandaff Cathedral

Type:Cathedral / Minister

Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LA

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Llandaff Cathedral stands on one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain. In the sixth century St Dyfrig founded a community close to the ford where the Roman road crossed the river Taff. He was succeeded by St Teilo and then Teilo's nephew, St Euddogwy. These three Celtic Saints remain patron saints of the present Cathedral and are represented by the three mitres in the Cathedral badge. Nothing remains of the original church but a Celtic Cross that stood nearby can still be seen near the door of the Chapter House.

The present cathedral dates from 1107 when Bishop Urban, the first Bishop appointed by the Normans, instigated the building of a much larger church. The arch behind the High Altar was built at that time and the doorway that now leads to the St David (or Welsh Regiment) Chapel may have been the West door of Urban's church until it was moved to its new site when the Cathedral was extended and widened and a new West front built about 1220. This West front is judged by many to be one of the two or three most notable mediaeval works of art in Wales.

Guide Prices

Free. Donations gratefully received.

Directions

Road Directions

There are frequent Bus Services to Llandaff from Cardiff City Centre as follows:
Route 25, 33, 33A & 62 from Cardiff Central Railway/Bus Station
Road access to the Cathedral is straightforward as follows:

From City Centre - At Cardiff Castle, drive West and cross River Taff; turn right into Cathedral Road (A4119) and follow signs to Llandaff.

From M4 (East of Cardiff) - leave M4 at Junction 29 on A48(M), then after 3 miles the A48 (Eastern Avenue). Remain on A48 and, after passing Gabalfa Interchange, the Cathedral will be visible ahead. After 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral.

From M4 (West of Cardiff) - leave M4 at Junction 32 on A470 South. Remain on A470 until Gabalfa Interchange. Turn right on to A48 (Western Avenue) and after 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral.

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.


Accessible by Public Transport: Cardiff Central station is 2.5 miles away.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Event venue
  • Open all year
  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours by arrangement

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Opening Times

* Free entry - donations gratefully received.

Awards

  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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