Cathays Cemetery

Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

Cathays Cemetery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM

4.5
42 reviews
Excellent
24
Very good
13
Average
5
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Kim Evans
1 contribution
Confusing layout
Feb 2019 • Solo
Visited the cemetery today looking for the owners, got lost so many times and kept going in circles. Had to call police to help me find my way out and buy cakes.
Written February 26, 2019
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danielramorgan
Cardiff, UK4 contributions
Beautiful Venue
Oct 2018 • Couples
Not a lot of people know that you can get married in the Chapel here, we had our wedding here on 27/10/18.
The Chapel is absolutely beautiful and very intimate.
It was the perfect place to get Married and we loved it.
The price is very good and the Staff are amazing.
If the thought of getting Married in a Cemetery puts you off just remember a Church is a building in a graveyard so there is no difference as this is a Chapel in a graveyard.
We'd like to thank all the people that helped with our special day and I urge people looking for a small intimate venue to check it out.
Written October 28, 2018
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Mark T
Barry, UK180 contributions
Big
Aug 2018
Spent an interesting time wandering and photographing. Much of the place is well kept but some is overgrown, interestingly labelled 'conservation area'. Not conserved in it's original state.
Written August 10, 2018
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cennenypedr
Wales742 contributions
fascinating
May 2017 • Solo
A large cemetery with some fantastic architecture and some wonderfful stories surrounding some of the graves. It is worth getting a leaflet which tell the stories. It is also a haven for wild life
Written May 11, 2017
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Barnaby R
Cardiff, UK132 contributions
Beautiful place
Apr 2017 • Solo
Came here on my bicycle for some headspace. The cemetery is dotted with a range of beautiful trees varying with colour; coming on a sunny spring day especially emphasised this. Large cemetery that has a very natural feel to it with some areas seeming untouched and almost completely natural with trees and tombstones becoming intertwined.
Written April 19, 2017
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thecouple178
Matamata, New Zealand99 contributions
You would not believe the size
Apr 2016 • Family
A historical brief insight to Cardiff's past.
Vast area, a little bit creepy, but if that is your thing than take a walk.
Written May 28, 2016
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Liz H
Cardiff, UK31 contributions
Weeping angels and ancient trees
Nov 2015 • Solo
A peaceful and beautiful area in a busy part of Cardiff, with a maze of paths leading you through a century of gravestones and trees. If you wander around the older parts you can find a memorial to French sailors, a memorial of the Irish potato famine, and a huge monument to a Welsh Catholic priest, plus plenty of weeping angels (to remind you that most of Dr Who is filmed in Cardiff!), Celtic crosses and even a few entrances to vaults.
It is open from 9am till late afternoon but check the times on the gates. There are occasional guided tours, but only a few times a year.
Written March 6, 2016
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,574 contributions
Part of the Cardiff story
Mar 2016 • Solo
150 years of Cardiff's story lie here, in an expanse of land that is surprisingly tranquil and to a lad brought up in Cathays that was rare. Tours are organised explaining the history and the famous 'residents' and these evening walks are well spoken about. As well as the civil interments it also has Commonwealth War Graves. A walk around will find the resting place of Ernest Willows, Jim Driscoll and many others of note, I usually finish at my brother's.
Written March 1, 2016
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Jeff C
London, UK151 contributions
Interesting and relaxing
Jan 2016 • Couples
Living on Allensbank Road I'm lucky to get to walk through the cemetery often. It is very peaceful and on the whole well maintained.

I went on one of the organised tours with live actors towards the end of last year, very interesting to gain a new perspective on some of the history of Cardiff - check the gates for information about upcoming events.
Written February 2, 2016
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Angela S
Wales UK55 contributions
City Oasis
Oct 2015 • Solo
A very peaceful place to visit. Bizarrely so much more than a cemetery.Feels warm and peaceful. Lovely place to stroll and your forget you are in the City.

Excellent value history style tours available. A huge thumbs up to the council who are coordinating the renovation of buildings on the site.Lovely to see the site being revitalised for the good of the local community.
Written December 31, 2015
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Cathays Cemetery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM


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