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Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

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With a history stretching back to the sixth century, Llandaff Cathedral calls to mind the legend of King Arthur, who is even depicted in a stained-glass window. The cathedral has been threatened twice: once in the time of King Henry VIII, when pilgrims and their maintenance-supporting donations were forbidden, and again during World War II due to a landmine. In this century, you’ll see that the cathedral remains well-maintained and features a distinctly evocative statue of Christ by the sculptor Jacob Epstein. Take a look around this cathedral and learn a little about the history of the Catholic church in Wales. Take a look at our Cardiff tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Llandaff Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It's an east bus ride away from the centre of Cardiff, 10 minutes at the most. There is a really good collection and variety of stained glass, lots of really old tombs alongside a fantasic Epstein. Th...  more »
  • The history of this site ranging from the Norman period to rebuilding after World War II to a very modern sculpture of a resurrected Christ makes the eclectic look of the cathedral grow on you. There ...  more »
  • A small compact cathedral nestling on a hill side just north of Cardiff. Parts of the building are very old, some more modern due to damage during ww2. Though not on the scale of the cathedrals in man...  more »
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  • Absolutely divine experience! You must participate to the service! Suitable for everybody as Sunday, is every one and a half hour another one. Pictures tells you more than I can say? Recommend to everybody if is religious person or tourist.
  • Lovely old church in a stunning area just outside of Cardiff city centre
  • Beautiful cathedral with a cemetery in the back leading in a forest.
  • impressive cathedral in the centre of cardiff
  • Well worth a visit. Impressive size.