Living in Ely

Ely essentials

Facilities & Services: hospital, police & schools

Nearest Hospital

Heath Hospital

Location: Heath Park , Cardiff , CF14 4XW
The nearest 24-hour hospital and A&E is the University Hospital of Wales, 13 minutes from Grand Avenue

Rookwood Hospital

Location: 18-20 Fairwater Road , Llandaff , Cardiff , CF5 2YN
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 8 min via Cowbridge Rd

Local Police Station

Cardiff Central Police Station

Location: King Edward VII Ave , Cathay’s Park , Cardiff , CF10 3NN
The nearest police station that is open to the public is Cardiff Central Police Station, 16 minutes from Grand Avenue via A4161


Michaelston Community College

Location: Michaelston Road , Ely , Cardiff , CF5 4SX
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 8 min

Ysgol Cymraeg Nant Caerau

Location: Caerau Lane , Caerau , Cardiff , CF5 5QZ
The nearest Welsh-speaking primary school is located in Caerau Drive Time: 14 min

Windsor Clive Primary School

Location: Grand Avenue , Cardiff , CF5 4HX
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 3 min Walk Time: 9 min

Herbert Thompson Primary School

Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 4 min Walk Time: 6 min

St Francis RC Primary School

Location: Wilson Road , Cardiff , CF5 4JL
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 4 min Walk Time: 11 min

Woodlands High School

Location: Vincent Rd , CF5 5AQ
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 3 min Walk Time: 10 min

Mary Immaculate High School

Location: Caerau Lane , Wenvoe , Cardiff , CF5 5QZ
Distance from Grand Avenue: Drive Time: 7 min Walk Time: 31 min

Getting around Ely


Cardiff Bus Routes 17 & 18 Cardiff Bus Routes 12 & 13 Cardiff Bus Routes 96 & 96A First Cymru X2 Easyway of Pencoed 322

Major Road Links

The A48, as Cowbridge Road West, passes through Ely and connects Cardiff City centre to the west of South Wales.

Rail - Waun-gron Park

There’s no station in Ely – it was turned into the Coach House pub! – so the nearest stop is at Waun-gron Park, in nearby Fairwater. Waun-gron Park is an unmanned station and has no car park, but there is a ramp for disable access to the platforms.

Eat in Ely

Man Sang

Location: 115 Michaelston Rd , Cardiff , CF5 4SY
Highly praised by locals and visitors alike, Man Sang has been providing Chinese cuisine to Ely since 1982.


The Coach House

Location: Station Terrace , Ely , Cardiff , CF5 4AA
Built around 1885 and part of the former Ely Station, the Coach House is a hidden local gem. A traditional country pub, complete with polish brass, a log fire and wooden, its relaxed ambience makes it a popular hideaway for locals wanting a quieter night out.

The Lansdowne Pub

Location: 71 Beda Road , Cardiff , CF5 1LX
Offering homemade food in a relaxed atmosphere, the award-winning Lansdowne Pub was also voted best pub in Canton. Popular events such as Open Mic Night and Community Beer Festival are held regularly.

CPS Homes guide to living in Ely

Houses in Ely

Ely is famous for being the birthplace of arguably the most decorated player in UK footballing history, Welsh footballing legend Ryan Giggs, and the UK’s biggest-selling artist of the 1980s, Shakin’ Stevens. Ely’s reputation rests unfairly on its proliferation of council houses, but residents make it known that the area is a close-knit community with a strong local identity.


Ely’s incorporation into Cardiff proper was helped by the rapid construction of ‘homes fit for heroes’ who had survived World War I. Much of the land here was once owned by the Earl of Plymouth, who instructed that no alcohol could be sold on his land. The unusual pattern of pubs around Ely reflects this former drink-free zone!

CPS Homes last edited this page on 11/12/2019. All details listed were correct at the time of publishing. Reviewed every six months.