While this is a large cemetery, the site dates from the mid 1800's. If you are looking for older sites with unique graves, this won't be it. Cathays is still in use so as you wander it's a mix of old and young generations. This is a preservation work in progress and as you wander the older areas, it's less manicured and tends to the wild. This is what makes it interesting. I liked the contrast and even in the areas where statues had fallen, tree limbs were down, that was where the older burial sites seemed to be. I did notice that a lot of the people buried up to the early 1900's had lived quite long, 77 - 90 years.
I walked from Central Cardiff. It was an easy walk if you are in shape. I think it took me 30 minutes and I stopped and looked at stuff. Moderate uphill climb going there.
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