Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium

A plan view of Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium map, including its exclusive sections. Please refer to the ‘Our Memorials’ page to see the type of memorials permitted in each of these sections.


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Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium Map View
Here at Thornhill Memorials, we work closely with  Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium. We have years of experience working with the cemetery, which gives expert knowledge of the cemetery grounds, including the rules and regulations of each individual section. We can guide you through every step of the process in finding the perfect memorial for your loved one in these grounds.

Thornhill Cemetery was opened in August 1952, with the Crematorium opening the following year. This famous Cardiff Cemetery is located in the Thornhill area, and contains two chapels – Wenallt Chapel and Briwnant Chapel. There are a number of different sections for different grave types, including eight Gardens of Remembrance for the scattering of cremated remains.

Thornhill Cemetery was named Cemetery of the Year in both 2019 and 2020 by the Memorial Awareness Board. It is one of the largest cemeteries in Cardiff, currently holding over 3000 cremations and around 700 burials each year. It is due to be extended in 2021 to provide burial space in Cardiff for a further 35-40 years.

Grave Types Available




Cremated Remains

Scatter gardens


Book of Remembrance

Memorial Garden Plaques

Tree Dedication

Directions from M4


Take Pantmawr Rd, Rhiwbina Hill, Heol Llanishen Fach and Thornhill Rd/A469 to your destination. Merge onto Northern Ave/A470 then take a slight left onto Pantmawr Rd. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Rhiwbina Hill and continue onto Heol-Y-Deri. Turn left onto Heol Llanishen Fach, turn left onto Thornhill Rd/A469, turn left, continue straight and finally turn right.


Thornhill Rd, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 9UA

(If using satnav please use the postcode CF14 6RG.)

Opening times


Mon-Fri     09:00 – 17:45

Sat-Sun     10:00 – 17:45