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Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship since the time of St Teilo in the 6th century, as evidenced by early pillar crosses in the south aisle.

Cardiff, City of Cardiff

Opening times

The cathedral is open to visitors daily, opening at 9am except Sundays when it opens at 7am. The cathedral closes following the last service of the day.


Cathedral Close
City of Cardiff

The present building, built on the site of an earlier church, dates from about 1120. It was extended and modified several times in the Middle Ages. By the early 18th century, it had suffered severe damage and was effectively reconstructed by John Wood.

The cathedral was badly damaged by a landmine in 1941 and after the war the building was refurbished by George Pace. Sir Jacob Epstein designed the statue of Christ in Majesty above the nave. The cathedral is also home to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s triptych Seed of David.

The cathedral is the starting point for the Penrhys Pilgrimage Way, a medieval pilgrimage route rich in history.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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The church was built in 1883-6, by architect J Prichard, although he did only the first three bays of the nave (his cruciform plan having proved over ambitious).