Llandaff North Area Guide

There aren’t many places that can boast a 4-minute train into a capital city, access to a 55 mile walk and cycle route and a set of community allotments all in the same postcode but Llandaff North can!


Llandaf North has long been served by Hawthorn Primary as its closest school and the schools in the area are one reason that Llandaf North is so attractive to families. Other primary schools that are attended by some young residents are Gabalfa Primary and Eglwys Newydd which is another English medium school with a three-form entry intake. Those wishing to take advantage of Welsh education attend either Melin Gruffydd with its two-form entry or the newly opened Glan Ceubal. Llandaf North is also home to Cardiff Steiner School.

At secondary pupils can move on to many of Cardiff’s schools based on standard entry criteria with the closest being Whitchurch High (English medium) and Glantaf (Welsh medium). Pupils also commute to Llandaf’s nearby faith schools and Cathays High.

Both Glantaf and Whitchurch High have sixth forms and Llandaf North is also perfectly situated for Cardiff and Vale College via train to Cardiff Central, and Coleg Y Cymoedd, a short journey on the northbound A470 via one of the many bus routes through the village. For those looking to continue their education beyond A-Levels, The University of South Wales has two campuses on the Llandaf train line, one 14 minutes away in Treforest and the other 7 minutes away at Cardiff Queen Street Station. Cardiff University is a matter of 4 minutes away on the same train line so don’t put off that basket weaving degree any longer!

For those at the other end of the family spectrum, there is a wide choice of childcare provision. Acorns Nursery is nearby along with Toad Hall Montessori creche, and the Welsh Language nursery, Miri Mawr are all based in the local vicinity.

What will I Spend my Money On?

If you fancy a change of scene from Llandaf North’s small and friendly high street then both Whitchurch and Llandaf are just a short walk away. Whitchurch boasts a fruit shop, three independent butchers including the award-winning Martin Player, a clothes shop enough hairdressers to go to a different one each day of the week! In the opposite direction, historical Llandaff has cafes, a gift shop and some lovely family-run restaurants along the Taff Trail – a great excuse to get out in the fresh air and stop for a coffee before meandering home.

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