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Mynachdy is situated between Gabalfa, Birchgrove and Cathays. It is close to a few universities such as Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, as well as student accommodation.
Nant-Gwaedlyd (bloody brook in Welsh). A stream which rises in the Cefn range of hills, flows in a south-easterly direction through Whitchurch and is, apparently, lost in the Glamorganshire Canal at Mynachdy. It is said, with some probability, to derive its name from the great battle fought between the Welsh and the Normans on Cardiff Heath c. 1090.
Cabarn-Plwca. A place on the border between Llys-Talybont manor and the Mynachdy lands.