List of places in Cardiff

This is a listing of places in Cardiff, county and capital city of Wales.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Electoral wardsEdit

This is a list of electoral wards covered by Cardiff Council:


City CentreEdit

The city centre is Cardiff's main shopping area, the sixth largest in the UK. It is also the location of historical and cultural attractions such as:

Civic CentreEdit

The Civic Centre is built from white Portland stone, and location of much of:

Cardiff BayEdit

Formerly called Tiger Bay, this was where the world's first million-pound cheque was signed and was the centre of the global coal industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 1980s the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation was set up to redevelop the area and has since been transformed into a high-profile area of living, shopping, dining and culture attractions, such as:

Cardiff International Sports VillageEdit

The International Sports Village is a work in progress in Cardiff, with additional sporting and retail sites being added every so often.


Covered markets and shopping centresEdit

Leisure centresEdit

  • Eastern Leisure Centre
  • Fairwater Leisure Centre
  • Llanishen Leisure Centre
  • Western Leisure Centre
  • Pentwyn Leisure Centre
  • Channel View Leisure Centre
  • Cardiff International Pool
  • Maindy Centre
  • Star Centre

Public librariesEdit

  • Canton Library
  • Cathays Library
  • Central Library
  • Ely and Caerau Community Hub [1]
  • Fairwater Library
  • Grangetown Library
  • Llandaff North Library
  • Llanedeyrn Library
  • Llanishen Library
  • Llanrumney Library
  • Penylan Library
  • Radyr Library
  • Roath Library Closed 2015 [2]
  • Rhiwbina Library
  • Rhydypennau Library
  • Rumney Library
  • Splott Library
  • St Mellons Library
  • Tongwynlais Library
  • Whitchurch Library

Police stationsEdit


Communities that no longer existEdit

Notable buildings that no longer existEdit


Rivers and waterwaysEdit




Lakes and reservoirsEdit


  • Plymouth woods
  • Leckwith woods
  • Long Wood (Forest farm)

Educational establishmentsEdit

Higher EducationEdit

Further EducationEdit

Primary and Secondary EducationEdit


  • Adamsdown Primary School
  • Stacey Primary School
  • Tredegarville Primary School


  • Birchgrove Primary School


  • Mount Stuart Primary School
  • St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary The Virgin Church in Wales Primary School
  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Hamadryad


  • Glyn Derw High School
  • Woodlands High School
  • Riverbank School
  • Millbank Primary School
  • Trelai Primary School
  • Caerau Infant School
  • Cwrt-Yr-Ala Junior School



  • Cathays High School
  • Gladstone Primary School
  • Cardiff Muslim Primary School
  • St Monica's Church in Wales Primary School


  • Coryton Primary School


  • Cregiau Primary School



  • Michaelston Community College (Formerly Glan Ely High School)
  • Herbert Thompson Primary School
  • St Fagan's Church in Wales Primary School
  • St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Hywel Dda Infant School
  • Hywel Dda Junior School
  • Windsor Clive Infant School
  • Windsor Clive Junior School



  • Allensbank Primary School
  • Gabalfa Primary School
  • Ysgol Mynydd Bychan
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St Monica's Church in Wales Primary School


  • Grangetown Primary School
  • Ninian Park Primary School
  • St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St Paul's Church in Wales Primary School


  • Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School



Llandaff NorthEdit


  • Llanedeyrn High School
  • Llanedeyrn Primary School


  • Llanishen High School
  • Cefn Onn Primary School
  • Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Coed Glas Primary School
  • Ysgol Y Wern
  • The Court School


  • Llanrumney High School
  • Bryn Hafod Primary School
  • Glan-yr-Afon Primary School
  • Pen-y-Bryn Primary School
  • St Cadoc's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St Mellon's Church in Wales Primary School
  • Ysgol Bro Eirwg


  • All Saints Primary School
  • Bryn Celyn Primary School
  • The Hollies School
  • Springwood Primary School
  • St Bernadette's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St David's Church in Wales Primary School
  • St Peter Evan's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Ysgol Y Berllan Deg
  • Glyncoed Infant & Nursery School
  • Glyncoed Junior School
  • St Philip Evans Roman Catholic Primary School


  • Pentyrch Primary School
  • Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod Y Garth Primary School



  • Pontprennau Primary School

Radyr & MorganstownEdit


  • Greenhill School
  • Llanishen Fach Primary School
  • Rhiwbeina Primary School
  • Greenhill School


  • Kitchener Primary School
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School


  • Albany Primary School
  • St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Taibah Muslim Primary School
  • St Anne's Church in Wales Infant School



  • Baden Powell Primary School
  • Moorland Primary School
  • St Alban's Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Ysgol Glan Morfa


  • Thornhill Primary School


  • Tongwynlais Primary School



  • Bishop Childs Church in Wales Primary School
  • Meadowlane Primary School
  • Oakfield Primary School
  • St John Lloyd Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Willowbrook Primary School
  • Trowbridge Primary School



Archaeological sitesEdit

Retail parksEdit

Cardiff Lifestyle Shopping Park, Llanishen
Avenue Retail Park, Rumney
Capital Retail Park, Leckwith


Public transport hubsEdit

Major roadsEdit

Railway linesEdit

Railway stationsEdit

Cycle routesEdit

Walking routesEdit


  • A4055 Bridge (River Ely)
  • A48 Bridge (River Taff)
  • Blackweir footbridge
  • Brains Bridge (railway, Grangetown)
  • Cardiff Bridge (River Taff) - also known as Canton Bridge
  • Clarence Bridge (River Taff)
  • Ely Bridge
  • Leckwith Bridges (River Ely), a medieval bridge and its 20th century replacement
  • Llandaff Bridge (River Taff)
  • Lowther Road Bridge (railway)
  • Millennium Footbridge (River Taff)
  • M4 bridge (River Taff)
  • Penarth Road Bridge (River Taff)
  • Pont y Werin (foot/cycle, River Ely)
  • Rumney River bridge (road)
  • Virgil Street bridge (railway, Grangetown)



(Cardiff International Airport and the military base RAF St Athan are both located in the neighbouring Vale of Glamorgan)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cardiff's Ely Library is demolished as bulldozers tear down 'lovely' building designed by city architecture students". Wales Online. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  2. ^ "Roath library will not be sold off – but only if community group take it over and keep it as a library". Wales Online. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. ^, article from South Wales Echo Avana to close city bakery TOMORROW... 17 June 2003 (viewed 2011-10-09)
  4. ^ "Central Hotel to get new lease of life". Wales Online. 24 July 2003. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. ^ R.C.A.H.M.W. website ELY PAPER MILLS;ELY PAPER WORKS, ELY, CARDIFF dated 10 June 2010 (viewed 2011-10-09)
  6. ^ a b Blake, A. Cardiff’s great Victorian architecture is 'under threat’ South Wales Echo, 30 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
  7. ^ "184 tobacco jobs go at city plant". BBC. 27 November 2007.
  8. ^ a b "33 fascinating pictures of cardiff".
  9. ^ "CORPORATION BATHS, GUILDFORD CRESCENT, CARDIFF". Coflein. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  10. ^ The City Parish of St John webpages THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF CARDIFF CITY PARISH page undated (viewed 2011-10-09)
  11. ^ Jones, Bryan "Canton" The Chalfont Publishing Company (1995), p.111
  12. ^ a b c d "Shop in Cardiff". Cardiff & Co. Archived from the original on 2009-07-19. Retrieved 2010-02-19.