We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Allensbank Road, Cardiff, Wales
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Heritage Trail Tour- So Interesting, A Gem!

Attended a 'bringing the Past to Life' tour organised by University of South Wales and Bereavement Services. It was only £5, lasted nearly 2 hours and was excellent. Full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
welshdragongirl
,
hampshire

Similar Things to Do in Cardiff

Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
hampshire
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Attended a 'bringing the Past to Life' tour organised by University of South Wales and Bereavement Services. It was only £5, lasted nearly 2 hours and was excellent. Full of information and moving around the beautiful grounds. Who'd have thought it could be so interesting. A great experience for locals and visitors alike, have been driving along side the cemetery... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a beautiful cemetery and is actually really well looked after. Although a few of the really old headstones have crumbled and fallen over. It is deceptively big inside, it feels like you could easily get lost and there are lots of parts where you can't even see outside of the greenery and forget you're even in a city... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very peaceful place to pass through. I enjoy walks through here when I want to reflect on life. Reading the tombstones and discovering lives previous to mine and stories of the passing, its always very interesting. It takes your mind of things. Its beautiful with a very lovely pathway to walk on throughout. Lots of trees and grass and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's not a must-see on a visit to Cardiff but it's certainly very peaceful and very pretty. I would recommend spending an hour here to recharge your batteries - perhaps passing through on your way to Roath Park. There aren't many notable interments but the cemetery has a Commonwealth War Graves (CWGC) section, marked by a Cross of Sacrifice made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My grandmother lives across the road from Cathays cemetery we went for a walk through just to get out, there have been lots of renovations in the cemetery recently and seems everything else has been put on the sidelines, some paths are overgrown on our visit there seemed to be quite a bit of rubbish, regardless a lovely tranquil place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have lived near the cemetery for years and have often walked through with the family. I decided to visit on my own last week in search of the graves of Jim Driscoll and the "balloon girl" who I remembered hearing about when I was in school. After consulting the website, I found the location of both graves and thoroughly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
204 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I took the bike through here as I had never been in, in all the years I have lived in Cardiff. There are a network of paths none are marked and it was very overgrown. However, great old tombstones and lost of wildlife.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Peaceful atmosphere, the kind of place you would like to stay and rest for eternity, I experienced that sort of feeling there....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
exeter
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Although I live in Exeter, my late mother came from Penarth near Cardiff. Until a few months ago I had only been to Cathays Cemetery once for a family burial in 2011 when I happened by chance to see my great grandparents grave. With help from staff via emails I was able to trace the grave numbers of my grandmother... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Sussex
Level Contributor
602 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Apart from visiting the graves of two family members - one, Joseph Fish, now on the Cemetery Walk - we found the variety of styles used as memorials to the "great and the good" of Victorian and Edwardian Cardiff interesting. Such amazing names setting the imagination racing. Grass was being cut when we were there and it is great to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cathays Cemetery also viewed

 
Cardiff, South Wales
 

Been to Cathays Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cathays Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?