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. Built on the
site of a Roman Road linking Cardiff Castle to Llantrisant, it
boasts the magnificent Llandaff Cathedral, a bustling High Street, a
picturesque village green and a thriving community.
Events and Lectures
- Friday 23rd July 2021
‘Cosmeston Park’ by
Sharon Mullins, Assistant Countryside Ranger,
Members will be sent a
Zoom link for the meeting.
If you are not a member but would like to join, please
- Recent Events
- Friday 30th April
‘The Lost Houses of Cardiff’ by Matthew Williams, emeritus
curator of Cardiff Castle
Friday 21st May
The Lisbeth David Memorial Lecture on ‘The Past, Present and
Future of Cardiff Metropolitan University’ by Cara
Aitcheson, Vice Chancellor, CMU
History & Archives
The Story of Llandaff
Llandaff's history has been traced
back to late Roman times. The era of the Celtic saints led
to the association of the site with the Welsh bishops Teilo,
Dyfrig and Euddogwy and the subsequent Norman cathedral
became a major place of pilgrimage. After the Reformation,
Llandaff declined in importance but was extensively rebuilt
in Victorian times when the cathedral was restored. It is
now a populous suburb of Cardiff but retains its identity as
a "city within a city" and a distinctive character.
Llandaff through time
Over the years, Llandaff has been the site of many events,
from Doctor Who to the Royal Jubilee
Historic photos and articles about Llandaff, and back issues
of the Society's magazine.
The Llandaff Society connects to a network of other groups,
institutions and societies in and around Llandaff.
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