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Welsh: Gwaelod-y-garth
Gwaelod-y-garth is located in Cardiff
 Gwaelod-y-garth shown within Cardiff
OS grid reference ST214824
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF15
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cardiff West
Welsh Assembly Cardiff West
List of places

Coordinates: 51°32′50″N 3°16′36″W / 51.5472°N 3.2766°W / 51.5472; -3.2766

Gwaelod-y-garth (Welsh for Foot of the Garth) is a village in the parish of Pentyrch, Cardiff in Wales.


It is situated six miles north of Cardiff and seven miles from Pontypridd. The castle of Castell Coch is within easy reach of the village, by car or by foot.


In Elizabethan times, Gwaelod-y-Garth was noted for its iron-ore mines. The ironworks were opened between 1565 and 1625, and then re-opened in the 19th century by the Blackmoor Booker company. In the early 1990s, a campaign was held to save the works.


Amenities include a Royal Mail collection point, Garth Tyres yard and a police car park, from where South Wales Police Roads Unit is run. At the top end of the village, is the village pub, the Gwaelod Y Garth Inn. The village has a Welsh medium chapel. Notable past ministers of Bethlehem include the playwright R.G. Berry and Dr T.J. Davies. The current minister is the Rev. Dr R. Alun Evans.

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