CF5 (Cardiff) area guide

The CF5 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bonvilston, Caerau, Canton, Capel Llanilltern, Cardiff, Creigiau/St. Fagans, Dinas Powys, Dyffryn, Ely, Fairwater, Llandaff, Peterston Super Ely, Peterston-Super-Ely, Rhoose, Riverside, St Brides Super Ely, St Brides-Super-Ely, St Fagans, St Georges Super Ely, St George's-Super-Ely, St Lythans, St Lythan's, St Nicholas, Twyn Yr Odyn, Twyn-Yr-Odyn, Wenvoe.
Once the Romans had defeated the native Silure tribe, they established a fort where The River Taff and The River Ely enter the Bristol Channel in modern Cardiff. In 850 Vikings attacked the Welsh coast and used Cardiff as a base and port. In 1091 Robert Fitzhamon began construction of Cardiff Castle on top of the old Roman fort.

By the end of the 13th century Cardiff was the only town in Wales to have a population of over 2,000. During the industrial revolution Cardiff’s ports were important in the export of coal. The industry supplied many jobs in the town, which lead to a population boom. The city was made the capital city of Wales in 1955.
Today the city of Cardiff has over 300,000 inhabitants. The Cardiff Bay area is the main focus for the redevelopment of the city.

The average property value in CF5 is around £182,000. One of the most expensive streets to live on is Star Lane where properties sell for an average of around £634,300. In contrast, one of the least expensive streets is Broom Place with an average value of about £68,800.
St David’s Hall, The Cardiff International Arena, and The Millennium Stadium each offer concerts and other forms of entertainment. St Marys Street and Cardiff Bay both have a strong night life scene, with a wide choice of bars, pubs and restaurants.

Millennium Stadium is home to the Welsh National Rugby and Football teams. The University Hospital of Wales is the third largest hospital in the UK.