infobox UK place
country = Wales
official_name= Adamsdown
unitary_wales= Cardiff
lieutenancy_wales= South Glamorgan
constituency_westminster= Cardiff Central
post_town= CARDIFF
postcode_district = CF24
postcode_area= CF
dial_code= 029
os_grid_reference= ST196769
population= 1,438

Adamsdown ( _cy. "Waunadda") is an inner city area in the south east of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. It was supposedly named after Adam Kygnot, a porter at Cardiff Castle around 1330 AD. Many of the streets in this area are named after metals, precious stones and astronomical terms. Cardiff Magistrates' Court, Cardiff Prison, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries of the University of Glamorgan, the Howard Gardens campus of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, a Reform Synagogue and several Sikh temples can be found in this district.

Adamsdown is one of the older suburbs of Cardiff. It is about 5 minutes walk into the commercial Cardiff city centre. It is largely a residential area. There is a strong community spirit with young working professionals and family groups. There is a good supply of schooling in the area as well as after school activities for all age groups. For the young at heart there are leisure facilities such as the Rubicon Dance centre, Star Leisure Centre and Esporta. Adamsdown is undergoing regeneration.

Adamsdown electoral ward

The Adamsdown electoral ward falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff Central. It is bounded by the wards of Penylan to the north east; Splott to the south east; Butetown to the south; Cathays to the west; and Plasnewydd to the north. It is currently represented on Cardiff Council by two Liberal Democrat councillors, John Dixon [,4274,4282&parent_directory_id=2865&id=1103&Language=] and Nigel Howells [] .

The last election for the Adamsdown ward was held in May 2008. The results were:

Nigel Howells (Lib Dem) - 925 Elected
John Dixon (Lib Dem) - 891 Elected
Sarah Merry (Labour) - 431
Peter Payne (Labour) - 383
Julie Jenkins (Con) - 160
Mary Newman (Con) - 151
David Bartlett (Socialist) - 98
Fran Rawlings (Communist) - 66

Turnout - 27.2%

Cllr Howells and Cllr Dixon hold their Councillor Surgeries on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, in Roath Library, Newport Road, at 11am. No appointment is necessary.


Adamsdown is not directly on the Cardiff suburban rail network but Cardiff Queen Street station is within reasonable distance for some. The area is, however, served by Cardiff Bus. Services stopping outside the Cardiff Royal Infirmary, which all go to Central Station in the reverse direction are:
*8/9/9A (Heath or Cardiff Bay via Central Stn)
*30 (Newport)
*44/45 (St. Mellons via Rumney)
*49/50 (Llanrumney)Additionally, the 11/12/13 routes run through the heart of the area connecting it with Tremorfa/Splott to the east and Culverhouse Cross/Ely/Canton/City Centre to the west. The 1/2 "Bay Circle" route also serves some parts of the area.

The busy and commercial Newport Road runs through northern Adamsdown, leading towards the M4 motorway to the east and the city centre to the west. City Road leads to northern districts of Cardiff.

External links

* [ Adamsdown Suburb of Cardiff]
* [ Adamsdown Liberal Democrats]
* [ Adamsdown Community Forum]

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