Cemeteries

Below are the seven Cemeteries run by Cardiff Council, including Cemetery facilities, opening times and directions.

 

You can also view our grounds and grave maintenance schedules and service.

Thornhill Cemetery

Cemetery opened – August 1952.

Crematorium opened – December 1953.

  • Car Parking
  • Vehicle access
  • Enquiries office
  • Toilets (Accessible)
  • Office
  • Flower shop
  • Lawn
  • Traditional
  • Cremated remains

Also:

  • Scatter garden
  • Columbarium
  • Book of remembrance
  • Memorial garden plaques
  • Tree dedication

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 6.45pm 10am – 6.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Thornhill Cemetery.
Thornhill Road,
Rhiwbina,
Cardiff,
CF14 9UA.

If using satnav please use the postcode CF14 6RG
Download the Cemetery Grounds Map (1.86mb PDF)
View Thornhill Cemetery Page

Western Cemetery, Ely

Opened – July 1936

  • Car Parking
  • Vehicle access
  • Toilets (Accessible)
  • Office
  • Lawn
  • Traditional
  • Cremated remains
  • Muslim (Traditional style memorials)
  • Greek orthodox (Traditional style memorials)
  • Jewish – reformed (Traditional style memorials)

Also:

  • Cremated remains scatter garden
  • Memorial plaques
  • Jewish prayer house

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Western Cemetery.
Cowbridge Road West,
Ely,
Cardiff,
CF5 5TG.
Download the Cemetery Grounds Map (141kb PDF)

Pantmawr Cemetery

Opened – July 1931.

  • Car Parking
  • Vehicle access
  • Toilets (Accessible)
  • Lawn
  • Traditional
  • Chinese (Traditional style memorials)

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9.30am – 5.45pm 9.30am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9.30am – 4.15pm 9.30am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9.30am – 4.15pm 9.30am – 3.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9.30am – 4.15pm 9.30am – 3.15pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Pantmawr Cemetery.
Pantmawr Road,
Cardiff,
CF14 7TD.
Download the Cemetery Grounds Map (90kb PDF)

Cathays Cemetery

Opened – July 1859.

  • Car Parking
  • Vehicle access
  • Toilets (Fairoak road side – Accessible)
  • Cremated remains

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Cathays Cemetery.
Fairoak Road,
Cathays,
Cardiff,
CF24 4PY.

Cathays Cemetery.
Allensbank Road,
Heath,
Cardiff,
CF14 3RA.

Download the Cemetery Grounds Map (260kb PDF)
View Cathays Cemetery Page

Llanishen Cemetery

Opened – June 1925.

  • Car Parking
Re-opening of existing family graves only.

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 6.45pm 10am – 6.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Llanishen Cemetery.
Station Road,
Llanishen,
Cardiff,
CF14 5UX.
Download the Cemetery Grounds Map (158kb PDF)

Llandaff Cemetery

Opened – January 1885.

This is the cemetery, not the graves that surround the Cathedral.

Re-opening of existing family graves only.

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 6.45pm 10am – 6.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Llandaff Cemetery.
The Cathedral Green,
Llandaff,
Cardiff,
CF5 2EB.

St. John’s, Radyr Cemetery

Opened – December 1887.

  • Car Parking
Re-opening of exisitng family graves only.

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 6.45pm 10am – 6.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 5.45pm 10am – 5.45pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 4.15pm

Monday to Friday Weekends and Bank holidays
9am – 4.45pm 10am – 3.45pm

Last admittance to the grounds – 15 minutes before closing time.

Radyr Cemetery.
Rachel Close,
Danescourt,
Cardiff,
CF5 2SH.

Grounds maintenance

We follow a regular maintenance programme in all of our Cemeteries. All maintenance is weather dependent and we cannot take any responsibility for plants, ornaments or any other items left in the grounds.

Following a burial

  • 14 to 21 days – floral tributes will be removed.
  • Interment date to 20 weeks later – the grave will be reviewed and topped up as necessary unless the grave is obviously being maintained by family.
  • After 20 weeks – the grave will be reviewed again and turfed or grass seeded unless it is obviously being maintained by family.
  • It can take up to 12 months, depending on ground conditions, for the grave to settle fully.

From 12 months after a burial

We will always cut the grass but should you require more individual service, there is a grave maintenance programme that can help keep the grave looking at its best.

Grave maintenance

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5
Number of tendings 2 4 8 8 1
Cut grass on and/or around grave plot
Clear memorial of cuttings & wash with water
Halfmoon / edge up memorial
Twice per year place a wreath / flowers +£30 +£30
Spring & summer bedding planting
Cleanse and resoil once
Photograph
Cost

(1st April 2015 – 31st March 2018)

£50 £100 £170 £200 £90

Keeping you in the picture

As you may not always be able to visit the grave, we provide a photograph of the work undertaken each time it is done. In this way, you have personal reassurance of the work carried out.

Placing wreath / flowers

We will place fresh flowers or a seasonal wreath on the grave twice per year.

Please specify the dates required on the application form.

Application & Payment

Payment can be made in advance by cash, cheque or debit card or spread over a longer period by direct debit.

Please note that Option 3 and Option 4 only apply to Traditional Sections. Please call 029 20 544 820 to confirm details before payment.

To apply for the Annual Grave Maintenance Scheme:

  • Carefully complete the attached application forms
  • Post the completed forms to the following address:

Cardiff Bereavement Services

Thornhill Road, Rhiwbina,

Cardiff,

CF14 9UA.

Download Grave Maintenance Advice Sheet (23kb DOC)
Download Grave Maintenance Payment Form (17kb DOC)
Download Grave Maintenance Direct Debit Form (84kb PDF)