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Located in the north-east of the city, Cyncoed is one of the most affluent parts of Cardiff and Wales in general. The area was mainly built in the early twentieth century when Cardiff was expanding rapidly. Housing is a mixture of some very large detached homes and smaller semi-detached buildings. Modern housing estates now surround the area, and some of the original houses have been demolished and replaced by smaller homes.
Features include a small shopping village, a number of churches, a synagogue, and primary and secondary schools. It is home to one of the campuses of University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) and a Cardiff University hall of residence.
Cyncoed Road runs through, and dictactes, the Cyncoed region, connecting the outer suburbs to the inner city.
Between Cyncoed and Llanishen lie two defunct reservoirs. The company which owns this site, Western Power Distribution, intends to build houses there but this plan is opposed by many residents of the two districts.
Pubs/Bars in Cyncoed: The Discovery Celyn Avenue Cyncoed CF23 6EH 029 2075 5015
Golf in Cyncoed: Cardiff Golf Club Sherbourne Avenue Cyncoed Cardiff CF23 6SJ 029 2075 3320
Vets in Cyncoed: Pet Health Centre-Cyncoed 291 Cyncoed Rd Cardiff South Glamorgan CF23 6PA
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