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Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

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#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Cardiff
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. Put Llandaff Cathedral and other Cardiff attractions into our Cardiff trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This was not the first nor the last visit to Llandaff Cathedral. A friend lives close, and always love to spend a few quiet hours here. Makes you feel at peace with the world.  more »
  • this place of pilgrimage is worth seeking out. It has the famous statue of Christ by Epstein - which is modern and the rest is lovely too; the Rossetti painting is superb too  more »
  • Great place. Stumbled on this by chance when the sat nav took us here. It is a dig friendly place, provided you ask in advance and also have a very well behaved dog, as we do. Lovely interior. A lot o...  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral where you can spend quiet moments in reflection or go along to the Sunday service. The walled garden near the Cathedral is lovely and a walk around the old graveyard is very interesting. Well worth a visit.
  • Visited this location because it's featured in Dr Who in the episode where Matt Smith is introduced, although the cathedral is not featured. The cathedral is a rather unexpectedly dramatic building for the locating, and is well worth a visit in its own right.
  • Worth visiting this amazing cathedral. We visited by waking from the entry of Bute Park up the river. Beautiful setting. Great walk.
  • A very beautiful Cathedral with a lot of history
  • Beautiful place to give praise and worship.
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