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Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Cardiff
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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 very interesting and the immediate area is attractive too. It's outside the centre of the city.  more »
  • I walked here from my b and b on Cathedral Road. It was a long but pleasant walk through the park but I am glad I made it. I got here in time for the Saturday morning Eucharist (2 clergy and 12 in the...  more »
  • Our purpose for coming to the cathedral was not to see the beauty of the place (though it is not lacking in beauty), but to find the resting place of our ancestor, Sir David Mathew. With the help of a...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting with a smattering of Cromwell's art, similar to works found at Reading abbey
  • Beautiful Cathedral in the village of Llandaff. Peaceful and very interesting architecture.
  • Absolutely stunning .. you gotta visit this place .. lovely part if Cardiff .. some reason nice pubs for a good lunch just around the corner
  • 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.
  • Great Cathedral with lots of Stained glass art and sculptures.

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