St Fagans

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St Fagans
St Fagans is located in Cardiff
St Fagans
St Fagans
St Fagans shown within Cardiff
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Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
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51°29′13″N 3°16′05″W / 51.487°N 3.268°W / 51.487; -3.268Coordinates: 51°29′13″N 3°16′05″W / 51.487°N 3.268°W / 51.487; -3.268

St Fagans (/səntˈfæɡənz/ sənt-FAG-ənz;[1] Welsh: Sain Ffagan) is a community in the west of the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales.

To the south lies the village of Michaelston-super-Ely, and to the east the suburb of Fairwater. St Fagans lies on the River Ely, and previously had a railway station on the South Wales Main Line, and currently there is a level crossing. St Fagans is home to St Fagans Cricket Club.

St Fagans elects a community council.[2]

It is home to St Fagans National History Museum (formerly called the Welsh Folk Museum and the Museum of Welsh Life), St Fagans Castle, St Fagans Old Rectory and St Mary's Church.

The name of the area invokes Saint Fagan, according to William of Malmesbury a 2nd-century missionary to Wales but for whom there is no reliable historical evidence.

In 1648, the Battle of St Fagans took place close by.


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 130.
  2. ^ "Community councils". Cardiff Council. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
St Mary’s Church, St Fagans 
St Fagans Castle 
The formal gardens of St Fagans Castle 
The Plymouth Arms public house 

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