Cardiff Magistrates` Court, Cardiff Prison, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries of the University of Glamorgan, the Howard Gardens campus of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, a Reform Synagogue, several Sikh temples can be found in this district and a mosque which is under construction.
Adamsdown is one of the older, traditional, working class suburbs of Cardiff. It is about 10 minutes` walk from the commercial Cardiff city centre. It is largely a residential area. There are leisure facilities such as the Rubicon dance centre, the Star Centre in nearby Splott and an Esporta Health Club. Adamsdown is undergoing regeneration, in particular the shopping area of Clifton Street, where the traditional stone buildings such as Roath Police station have been sandblasted and renovated, all of the shop fronts are being replaced and updated, the pavements are being widened and a new one-way traffic system has been introduced. The aim is to attract greater numbers of traders and shoppers to the area.
Cardiff Queen Street station is on the western fringe of Adamsdown. The station is on the Valley Lines urban rail network.
The area is also served by Cardiff Bus. Services stopping outside the Cardiff Royal Infirmary, which all go to Central Station in the reverse direction are:
11/12/13 (Tremorfa or Cardiff Bay/Drope)
44/45 (St. Mellons via Rumney)
The 11/12/13 routes run through the heart of the area connecting it with Tremorfa/Splott to the east and Culverhouse Cross/Ely/Canton/City Centre to the west. The 1/2 Bay Circle route also serves some parts of the area.
The busy and commercial Newport Road (A4161) runs through northern Adamsdown, leading towards the M4 motorway to the east and the city centre to the west. City Road leads to northern districts of Cardiff.