local area of cardiffLlanishen Area
Covering: Llanishen and Lisvane
Out and about
Llanishen leisure centre is technically indoors, but with a leisure pool that has water features and a wave machine doing its thing at weekends and peak times, you’ll feel like you’re having fun at the beach. Looking for a more energetic time? Lane swimming is available. Next door on Ty Glas Avenue, is Llanishen Skate Park, which includes two quarter pipes, a jump box and mini ramp (if you know what any of that means, please pop in and explain to us). Martyn Harris Karate Academy is North Cardiff’s longest established, and holds classes in Lisvane, Rhiwbina and Pontprennau.
For a fully outdoor experience, Cefn Onn is a grade II listed Country Park on the Northern outskirts of Cardiff. Home to Dawn Redwoods at 28 metres high, and a Grand Fir at 45m, you’ll also find lots of plant and flower varieties, plus ponds and streams. If you’re up for a bigger walk, Craig Llysfaen – Lisvane Graig in English – is a prominent hill 264m above sea level with the reward of far reaching views over Cardiff once you reach the summit. Here and here, you’ll find guides and maps.
Name your poison
If you prefer to take in big Cardiff views with refreshment in hand, the Ty Mawr pub in Lisvane could be for you. Family friendly, with outdoor dining space, log fires in winter and even a marriage license, you can enjoy the expansive views inside or out, while feeling like you’re in the countryside.
On Church Road in Lisvane, you’ll find The Black Griffin Inn, a family friendly pub with a beer garden and BT Sports. History fans, you might be intrigued to hear the local legend that Oliver Cromwell once stayed at the Inn, prior to the Battle of St Fagans in May 1648. Of Welsh ancestry, his great-grandfather came from this area.
Art in Llanishen
Snails delicatessen is technically in Rhiwbina, but at just a 15-minute walk from Ty Glas Road in Llanishen, we’ve snuck it in. A hub for art and music, they regularly host events in their café bar, from live music to exhibitions.
Places to eat in Llanishen
Selah Café and tearooms is on Station Road in Llanishen Village. Vintage inspired and family run; you can expect breakfasts, snacks, lunches and afternoon tea with a range of hot drinks. Ours is a hot chocolate with rose syrup, cream and marshmallows, if you’re asking.
Parsons is a family run chain bakery with a shop on Station Road, Llanishen. Supplying cakes, bread, pastries and sandwiches, they mainly offer takeaways and also have a small outdoor eating area.
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