The history of Wales has been far from serene, and those tumultuous centuries are perfectly displayed in that walls of Llandaff Cathedral, one of the most important houses of worship in the nation. The cathedral was originally built in the 12th century, but the conflicts of the centuries to come saw it reduced to such functions as an animal shelter and even an alehouse. It wasn’t until the 19th century that it received the attention it deserves, just in time for the Germans to bomb it during World War II. Now restored, the cathedral stands proudly in the face of its own history, a beacon of serenity in a story of little. St. Teilo’s tomb is found within, Cardiff’s very own patron saint.