Caerau, Cardiff


Caerau, Cardiff

Caerau is a district of west Cardiff, capital city of Wales. Caerau Lane is the main road or avenue which is very much lined with large trees and shrubbery. Dominated mostly by council housing, it has the Western Leisure Centre, supermarkets, schools, churches (the historic parish church of St. Mary is now in an advanced state of ruin) and an Ely Police Station. Famous former residents include Shakin' Stevens and Noel Sullivan.

Transport

The district is on Cardiff Bus's "Capital City Red" bus route, with high frequency articulated buses operating on routes 17 (Ely /Canton /Central Stn) and 18 (Canton/Central Stn) through Caerau. Services 12 (Canton/Central Stn/Splott/Tremorfa) and 13 (Culverhouse Cross/Drope/Ely) also run along Cowbridge Road West (A48), along the very northern edge of Caerau, which is the main road for the area, linking it to Culverhouse Cross to the west and Ely, Canton and the city centre to the east.

Facilities

*Western Leisure Centre

Famous people from Caerau

* Noel Sullivan, member of early 2000s pop group Hear'Say.
* Jason Mohammad, BBC Wales newsreader.
* Nicky Piper, (born 5 May 1966) Super middleweight and light heavyweight boxer. His career was at its peak in the 1990s.

Electoral ward

The electoral ward of Caerau falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West. It is bounded by Ely to the northwest; Fairwater to the north; Canton to the northeast; and the Vale of Glamorgan to the south.

External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2774260 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Caerau and surrounding area]


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