• Insole Court

    Museum, mansion house and community gardens

Insole Court

Grade II listed house and gardens in Llandaff with free entry | Museums in Cardiff


Houses in Llandaff | Mansion House Cardiff

Insole Court is a Grade II listed Victorian gothic mansion built for wealthy businessman James Harvey Insole. It dates back to 1855. After falling into disrepair, the house was saved by the Insole Court Trust, which gained significant funding. After an extensive refurbishment, the house's ground floor has reopened to the public. 

The site hosts daily classes and activities, including yoga, painting and dancing in the room hire facilities. Plus plenty of one-off Insole Court events. Such as the monthly farmers market, community dog shows, concerts, film screenings and heritage tours. 

Whether visiting the impressive mansion, wandering the ornate Insole Court gardens or popping into The Potting Shed Café in the Stable Yard, Insole Court has become a must-see attraction in Cardiff. Relax in the Reading Room, browse the second-hand book store, or buy local products in the Gift Shop.

Insole Court Opening Times

Gardens 7.45am - 9pm daily

Mansion 10am-4pm daily (unless closed for a wedding)

Free entry

Insole Court Address

Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LN.

Free parking

Insole Court History

On the first floor of the building is an exhibition called 'This House is a Stage'. Here you can experience the story of the Insole family. The walkthrough exhibition brings the local history to life. Visitors can discover the people who built and inhabited Insole Court whilst wandering the very rooms in which they once lived and worked, spanning an entire century from their arrival in Cardiff in the 19th century.

Exhibition Opening times: 10.30am – 4pm daily (unless the mansion closed for weddings)

£5 for adults and £2.50 for under 16’s and Insole Court Supporters

Insole Court


Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff to Insole Court

Insole Court is approximately a 22-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff. Using the Cardiff Bus network, it would take around 45-minutes to get there from the hotel. Future Inns is a cycle-friendly hotel, or you can use Nextbike, which would take around 23-minutes, mostly cycling down the gorgeous Taff Trail

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various sized rooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

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We know flexibility is important now more than ever, so we've changed our rates to give our guests more choice. We've got you covered with super flexible hotel rates offering free cancellation and semi-flexible rates offering great value stays with plenty of options.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welsh Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before exploring. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available, including Welsh beer and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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