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Local Information About Tongwynlais

Tongwynlais – The Local Area

We don’t build fairytale castles, but at Tongwynlais we can offer you the next best thing: views of Castell Coch which looks down from its dramatic hillside location over the Taff gorge and river. Tongwynlais is almost at the crossroads of the M4 at J32 and the A470 but also on the Taff Trail, which offers a quiet route from the buzz of Cardiff Bay to Brecon. So it’s a great spot if you like living in a small community but want to have easy access to city life, national road and rail links, and trips abroad from Cardiff International Airport.

Woodstock Homes is building just twenty, high specification, 4 bedroom homes at Grant’s Meadow, on the outskirts of the village. And how many villages these days can boast of its own primary school, two pubs, a post office and fish & chip shop. If the handy village shop doesn’t have what you need, you are just a short drive from a choice of superstores and similarly you have a selection of nursery and secondary schools, doctors and dentists and a mulitpex cinema. With Cardiff city centre just five miles away you have a selection of the finest shops, restaurants, entertainment and sporting venues – not least the dramatic Millennium Stadium – that this capital city can offer.


Tongwynlais Primary School is a school with many outstanding features according to their most recent inspection. To visit the school website and read more click on the image to the right. The area is well served with senior schools and school buses are readily available.

Tongwynlais Primary School

Tongwynlais boasts its own local GP surgery and dental practice and there is also a medical centre at nearby Whitchurch.



Tongwynlais has a strong community identity. There are numerous opportunities to participate. There are many local clubs and the local St Michael's Church

Father Christmas in Tongwynlais 


Tongwynlais boasts a Rugby Club, a football club, three pubs, its very own castle and the Taff trail for the walkers among you.
There are also leisure centres at nearby Llanishen and Caerphilly.

Castell Coch

Castell Coch is a romantic folly, built in the 1870s, for the 3rd Marquess of Bute to a design by William Burges. It boasts the most remarkable interior decoration, is supposed to resemble a medieval Welsh chieftain's stronghold and was built upon the ruins of the original 13th century castle.

Castell Coch Golf

Situated just below the famous Castell Coch is Tongwynlais' own golf club; a 1,200 yard-long, 9 hole parkland course with par 3 beginners course.


Rugby club

 Castell Coch

Castell Coch Golf
Taff Gorge - Cardiff

The Taff Trail is a long distance, mainly off-road cycle and foot path, in part bridleway, running from the City of Cardiff waterfront along the Taff valley, through the narrow Taff Gorge guarded by Castell Coch, into Merthyr Tydfil and the dramatic Brecon Beacons - and terminating at the town of Brecon itself. Specifically designed for cyclists, walkers and in part horseriders, the Trail is now part of the National Cycle Route Number 8.

Transport Links
  • Car: Tongwynlais is located near Junction 32 of the M4 motorway, west to Bridgend and east to Newport, and the A470 trunk road, south to Cardiff and north to Pontypridd. The motorway separates Tongwynlais from the rest of Cardiff.
  • Buses: Frequent buses service the area to north, south, east and west. Daily buses to Cardiff are the numbers 26, 132 and X5.
  • Trains: Tongwynlais sits between Coryton Railway Station and the Taff Wells Station with excellent links into Cardiff. There are also stations at Whitchurch and Radyr. 
  • Airports: Cardiff International Airport  runs chartered and scheduled flights to other UK cities, the USA, Carribean and Europe


Cardiff International Airport


Cardiff is the Capital of Wales and only 5 miles south of Tongwynlais. Within the compact city centre you'll find unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings, the bustle of the city centre is only a few strides from acres of peaceful parklands, and Cardiff Bay offers indoor and outdoor entertainment for everyone.

Cardiff at Night


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Location of Tongwynlais

Tongwynlais is just north of Cardiff

Location of Grant's Meadow in Tongwynlais

You will find Grant's Meadow here

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