Living in Llandaff

Llandaff essentials

Facilities & Services: hospital, police & schools

Nearest Hospital

Rookwood Hospital

Location: 18-20 Fairwater Road , Llandaff , Cardiff , CF5 2YN
From Llandaff Cathedral, in the heart of the village: Drive Time: 3 minutes Walk Time: 9 minutes

Heath Hospital

Location: Heath Park , Cardiff , CF14 4XW
Heath Hospital – University Hospital of Wales. A short, 5-minute drive across Western Avenue.

Local Police Station

Fairwater Police Station

Location: 61 , Norbury Road , Cardiff , CF5 3AT
Distance from Llandaff Cathedral Drive Time: 6 minutes Walk Time: 18 minutes


The Bishop of Llandaff High School

Location: The Bishop of Llandaff , Church-in-Wales School , Rookwood Close , Cardiff , CF5 2NR
From Llandaff Cathedral, in the heart of the village: Drive Time: 4 minutes Walk Time: 15 minutes

Howells School Llandaff

Location: Cardiff Road , Cardiff , CF5 2YD
Wales' leading academic school for girls aged 3 to 18, boys 16-18. Distance from Llandaff Cathedral: Drive time: 3 minutes Walk time: 11 minutes

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf - Welsh speaking secondary school

Location: Bridge Road , Llandaff North , Cardiff , CF14 2JL
From Llandaff Cathedral Drive time: 5 minutes Walk Time: 15 minutes

Llandaff Church in Wales Primary School

Location: Hendre Close , Cardiff , CF5 2HT
From Llandaff Cathedral: Drive Time: 6 minutes Walk Time: 13 minutes

Getting around Llandaff


Llandaff is well served by regular bus routes. There’s a main bus stop right in the heart of the village centre, with service options from both Stagecoach and the main city operator, Cardiff Bus. Numbers 24, 25 and 33 are the main numbers serving the area - a mere 10-minute journey to get you into the City Centre.


Why not? It’s green, healthy and Bute Park’s charming scenery is enough to keep you going en route to the City Centre. Peddle power is highly rated.

Major Road Links

If you’re looking for quick access to commute outside of Cardiff, then Llandaff is a very handy option. Western Avenue, which passes the south end of Llandaff, serves quick links to the M4 and A470.

What's on in Llandaff


Llandaff Cathedral

Location: Cathedral Cl , Cardiff , CF5 2LA
A piece of tranquillity amongst an area of conservation, Llandaff Cathedral is one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain. Whether you're religious or not, you’ll appreciate its beauty and interesting history. It’s a lovely stroll around on a nice day. Be sure to take your camera as there are plenty of opportunities for your standard tourist snaps here!


Insole Court

Location: Fairwater Rd , Cardiff , CF5 2LN
Insole Court is a stunning Victorian mansion set in ornamental gardens just minutes from Llandaff Cathedral. It’s a delightful day out for those with a taste for some history. The property dates back to the boom of the coal mining era in Wales and resembles similar designs to that of the inside of Cardiff Castle.


Llandaff Ghost Walk

Fancy a break from the norm? With its old medieval buildings and history, Llandaff makes the perfect set for a spooky night-time walk. Led by the talented Jim Cowan, Llandaff's Ghost Walk offers something totally different to your average evening. With creepy tales in eerie settings, such as the graveyard of the Cathedral, you’re sure to feel a colder-than-average chill down your spine. Ideal for friends, groups and even families with children over 10.


Jazzy Jungle

Location: Memorial Hall , High Street , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
Something for the kids! A multi-level adventure play maze which leads to a large ball pool and bouncy castle. Featuring aerial runways and a variety of obstacles for children up to 10 years, sorry mums and dads – your kids might never want to leave!

Llandaff Inclusion Fitness Centre

Location: Cardiff Metropolitan University , Western Avenue , Cardiff , CF5 2YB
Situated on the first floor of the Student Centre in Llandaff, this fitness facility houses the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment. It’s accessible to all students, staff and the local community.

Eat in Llandaff


The Summer Palace

Location: 2-4 , High St.Llandaff , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
Most people in the UK love a taste of the oriental. The Summer Palace is the oldest Cantonese Restaurant in Cardiff. Set in historic surroundings, the restaurant is a number one choice for many in Cardiff. Head there and we’re sure you’ll agree.


Bay Leaf Restaurant

Location: 28-30 , High Street , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
Just yards from the birthplace of the famous author, Roald Dahl, the Bay Leaf is one of Cardiff's finest Indian restaurants. Perfect for those looking for the finest in authentic Indian cuisine, The Bay Leaf is an ideal evening meal out, set in the heart of Llandaff Village.


Garlands Coffee Shop

Location: 9 High Street , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
Fittingly quaint, Garlands is situated at the rear of the flower shop. The shop sells many items perfect for gifts around the house. Just a minute’s walk from the Cathedral, this is a perfect stopping point for Llandaff.


Butchers Arms

Location: 16 High Street , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
The Butchers Arms is a traditional community pub. Family-run and set in an old, charming building, this watering hole is perfect for a good old social drink. A great way to get involved with the Llandaff community. Cheers!


Location: 22 High Street, , Llandaff, , Cardiff , CF5 2DZ
Located on Llandaff High Street, Porro's menus are truly seasonal, using locally sourced products along with the goodness that only Italy can provide.

The Heathcock

Location: 58-60 Bridge St , Cardiff , CF5 2EN
Serving good quality food and drinks in relaxed and informal surroundings, The Heathcock is a thriving local watering hole that has been keeping locals’ thirst at bay for over 100 years.

llandaff cathedral If you like the idea of quaint, cosy, historical villages, but still want the city life within walking distance of your home, then Llandaff is ideal for you. Llandaff - or "Landuff” to the English - is a city within a city, but to the eye it's a beautiful village with strong history everywhere you look. Overlooking the area is the iconic Llandaff Cathedral. The current building can be traced back to 1100's, but the actual site is far older and is one of the oldest Christian sites in the whole of Britain. You can even see the remains of a Celtic cross on the grounds of the current cathedral.

Llandaff, the original city of Cardiff, is one of few places in the city where you can see remains of medieval buildings mixed in with independent cafés, restaurants and bars, giving the village heaps of character. If it wasn't for people on mobile phones, you could really forget what era you were in at times. Well, maybe

There’s more to this fine Cardiff district than historic buildings and holy places. There are plenty of stunning walks; equally breathtaking on crisp winter days or hot summer days. The Taff Trail takes you through the picturesque Bute Park in the City Centre, right up to Llandaff Fields on the borders of Pontcanna. It’s here you’ll find the 'rosy-cheeked' folk of Llandaff walking their dogs, new year resolution joggers (providing you’re there between 1st and 5th Jan), and cricket in the summer.

When you’ve conquered the parks, how about getting involved with a local sports team? It’s a great way to ingrain yourself within this welcoming community. Llandaff has a famous old rowing club set on a stunning stretch of the River Taff, complete with a clubhouse which holds regular social events. Based at the 'top-end' of Llandaff Fields we have the mighty Llandaff Rugby Football Club, so there’s plenty to keep everyone active and entertained.

Finally, when all you want in Llandaff is a bit of home sweet home, there are streets upon streets of stunning properties here. Most boast original stone features, giving the area the unique feel it emits day and night.

CPS Homes last edited this page on 10/12/2019. All details listed were correct at the time of publishing. Reviewed every six months.