Temple Grounds, Peace Garden and Civic Centre

The Temple of Peace is set in several acres of grounds in the heart of Cathays Park, the Civic Centre of Cardiff. To the rear of the Temple is the National Garden of Peace – where over 50 memorials to Welsh peace makers and movements can be explored using our Peace Garden Memorials Trail.

To the ‘North’ end of the building (RH side when facing the columns) , take a close look at the entrance door to the ‘Peace Wing’ (WCIA’s offices today). The letterbox is still engraved with the address of WCIA’s post-WW1 predecessor:

WLNU Letterbox at the Temple of Peace today / Blwch llythyrau WLNU yn y Deml Heddwch heddiw.

The Temple was built on land gifted by the City of Cardiff Corporation, formerly part of the Bute Gardens Estate of Cardiff Castle. Since the Temple was opened in 1938, the Civic Centre has expanded with other surrounding buildings now including the Welsh Government offices (opposite the Temple entrance), the Welsh College of Music and Drama (behind the Peace Garden), and to either side the Bute and Redwood Buildings of Cardiff University’s Campus.

Why not ta`ke a few more moments to explore Wales’ National Garden of Peace?