CYMDEITHAS LLANDAF                                                                                     

Welcome to Llandaff, a City within a City
The historic City of Llandaff lies to the north of Cardiff city centre, beside the River Taff. It boasts the magnificent Llandaff Cathedral, a bustling High Street, a picturesque village green and a thriving community.

The Llandaff Society promotes public interest and civic pride in our city. We aim to
promote high standards of architecture, and the provision of public and community facilities

Hay Festival visit: Tuesday 28th May. Please contact membershipllandaffsociety@gmail.com

Events and Lectures

  • Upcoming Talks
    Memorial Hall
    yn y Neuadd Goffa


    Friday 24th May
    Gwener 24ain Mai

    The Lisbeth  David Me    
    Richard Carter -
      "William Morgan and the Welsh Bible"

    Admission £4 (members £3)
    Mynediad £4 (aelodau £3)

Llandaff History & Archives
The Story of Llandaff

The city of Llandaff is located at an ancient ford across the River Taff where a Roman road led to the fort at Cardiff. The settlement grew around Llandaff Cathedral, built by the Normans in 1120 to house the shrine of St Teilo who was traditionally said to have founded the site in 540. Medieval Llandaff had its own market and a castle where the Bishops of Llandaff resided. After the Reformation ended pilgrimages to Teilo's shrine, the Cathedral was partially ruined and Llandaff's importance decreased. The growth of Cardiff as a major coal port during the Industrial Revolution brought prosperity to the area and enabled the Cathedral to be restored between 1843 and 1869. Llandaff was developed by the Victorians as a genteel suburb with significant houses including Insole Court and Rookwood House. During the major bombing raid on Cardiff in January 1941, the Cathedral was devastated by a parachute mine and several buildings were destroyed. After World War II, Llandaff became more populous as suburbs were built on the Insole estate. The Cathedral was rebuilt in 1957 and BBC Wales's headquarters were established in Llantrisant Road from 1966 to 2020.

Llandaff through time

Coming soon!

Over the years, Llandaff has been the site of many events, from Doctor Who to the Royal Jubilee

Archives and Documents

Coming soon!

Historic photos and articles about Llandaff, and back issues of the Society's newsletter.

Useful Links

Local Organisations

The Llandaff Society connects to a network of other groups, institutions and societies in and around Llandaff.

About & Contact Us
About the Society
The Llandaff Society was founded in 1977 to stimulate public interest and civic pride in Llandaff. We aim to: promote high standards of planning, architecture and design
— promote the provision of public and community facilities
— enhance the quality of life
— secure the conservation of features of architectural and historic interest
     See the Planning Page for responses to planning applications submitted by the Society to Cardiff Council

The Llandaff Society Civic Excellence Award is an annual prize awarded for the best example of: architectural or design excellence; social and/or economic improvement; sensitive conservation and restoration; positive community impact; or initiative in the care of the environment of Llandaff. See here for more.


For more information on the Llandaff Society, please email the Chairman: info@llandaffcity.co.uk

Chairman (Interim):
John Prior-Morris
Secretary:  John Prior-Morris/ Alun Morgan
Vice Chair: Alun Rees
Treasurer: Donna Howard
Planning Adviser: Kay Powell
Membership Sec: Gaynor Morgan
Other committee members: Allan Hair, Jackie Askey, Geoff Barton-Greenwood, Norma Jarboe, Henry Jones, Sheelagh Lloyd-Jones, Nick Lambert

Annual subscriptions

Members: £7
Under 18 not in family: £2
Family (covers two adults and children under 18 living in one household): £12
Senior citizens (60+): £5
Corporate : £20

Lifetime subscription
£60 (individual), £90 (joint)