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Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

4.6
#3 of 14 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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  • After almost an hour running around by bus and in the city... We finally found the Cathedral that was very bad. Finally, quite disappointed: it is so majestic, or anything...
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  • It is quite beautiful to see. You can stay at the top of the hill and overlook it with the WWI memorial beside it or you can go down the hill all the way to the steps of the cathedral. Some tombstones...  more »
  • The most beautiful place in Cardiff in my eyes. Stunning inside and out. Always someone there to help you and make you feel welcome. Guides are informative and you learn somethng new every time.  more »
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  • Worth visiting this amazing cathedral. We visited by waking from the entry of Bute Park up the river. Beautiful setting. Great walk.
  • Simply stunning cathedral set in a natural hollow, definitely something fairytale about it.
  • How sublime. I hope this cathedral will be left to the future.
  • 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.

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