List of Famous Cardiff Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Cardiff Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Cardiff skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Cardiff architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Cardiff are included on this list. Information about these Cardiff buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Cardiff and older historic landmarks.

List buildings include Cardiff Castle, Wales Millennium Centre and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Cardiff?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Cardiff. Famous architectural houses within the city of Cardiff are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    Bay Pointe

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    Bay Pointe
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    Bay Pointe was a planned housing development site located in the western area of Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. The development was to be situated on the peninsula of Cardiff International Sports Village.more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2012
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    Bayscape

    Bayscape is a planned skyscraper development in Cardiff Bay, Wales. It was originally planned to be completed in 2013 however underwent a redesign which was subsequently approved on 13 June 2013, the building would be Wales’ tallest building. The tower is expected to developed into 32-storey five-star ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more
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    Cardiff Castle
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    Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales. The original motte and bailey castle was built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders on top of a 3rd-century Roman fort. The castle was commissioned by either William the ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 0055
    • Architect: William Burges, Robert Fitzhamon
    • Created By: William Burges, Robert Fitzhamon
    • Style: Gothic Revival architecture, Victorian architecture, Medieval architecture
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    Cardiff Cathedral

    The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David, also known as St David's Cathedral Cardiff is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales and is the centre of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff. Located in Charles Street, the Cathedral remains the focal point for Catholic life ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1842
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    City Hall, Cardiff

    City Hall is a civic building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales, serving as Cardiff's centre of local government since it opened in October 1906. Built of Portland stone, it is an important early example of the Edwardian Baroque style.more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1906
    • Architect: Henry Vaughan Lanchester
    • Created By: Henry Vaughan Lanchester
    • Style: Edwardian Baroque architecture
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    Glamorgan Building

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    Glamorgan Building
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    The Glamorgan Building is an Edwardian former county hall located in Cardiff, Wales. It is situated in the civic centre in Cathays Park, on King Edward VII Avenue. Formerly the county hall of Glamorgan, the building was acquired by Cardiff University in 1997 and is now home to the university's School of ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1912
    • Architect: Vincent Harris
    • Created By: Vincent Harris
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture
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    Llandaff Cathedral

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    Llandaff Cathedral
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    Llandaff Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. It is the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff, head of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff. The current building was constructed in the 12th century over the site of an earlier church. It is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
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    Senedd
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    The Senedd, also known as the National Assembly building, houses the debating chamber and three committee rooms for the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. The 5,308 square metres Senedd building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 1 March 2006 and the total cost was £69.6 million, which included ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Architect: Richard Rogers
    • Created By: Richard Rogers
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    St. David's Centre

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    St. David's Centre
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    St. David's or more formally St David's Dewi Sant, is one of the principal shopping centres in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales. Located in The Hayes area of the southern city centre. Owing to the extension of St Davids 2 in 2009, St David's is now the ninth largest shopping centre in the United ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more
    • Opened: Mar 24 1982
    • Architect: Glenn Howells
    • Created By: Glenn Howells
    • Style: Contemporary architecture
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    Wales Millennium Centre
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    Wales Millennium Centre is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres. Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert. The centre has hosted ...more

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    • City/Town: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Nov 26 2004
    • Architect: Jonathan Adams
    • Created By: Jonathan Adams
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