The area used to be a farming settlement, founded by monks.
Llanishen is a district situated to the North of Cardiff, historically, the area was founded by two monks in 535 AD who travelled from the religious site of Llandaff, seeking to establish new settlements. and was previously a farming settlement. The railway station which was built in the 1850’s ultimately led to an increase in families moving to the area. In 1089, the Battle of the Heath took place whereby the Normans fought the Welsh Celts, the Normans defeated the Celts and expanded Llanishen by starting work on a church that was completed in the 12th Century.
Now, Llanishen is a popular, suburban district and community situated in the North of Cardiff, with a population of around 20,000. Llanishen is well known as the home of the ‘Tax Offices’, which houses the tallest building in North Cardiff. Llanishen is also home to a leisure centre, trampoline centre and a reservoir that is a local beauty spot that connects to a green corridor which runs to Cardiff Bay. It houses a small retail park and has easy access to both city centre and the M4 corridor. The area is ideal for families as it has plenty of schools nearby, as well as home to professionals working in the Ty Glas Industrial Estate.