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Roath Park, Cardiff

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Roath Park captures Victorian elegance and tranquility in the heart of bustling Cardiff. Constructed in the late 19th century, the 53 hectare (130 acre) park offers various sites for recreation and leisure, including playgrounds, floral displays, and a greenhouse conservatory. Rent a paddleboat or feed the swans on the expansive lake set in the middle of the park. Fishing is also allowed on the lake with a permit. Grab an ice cream from the park cafe, and enjoy it while strolling through the rose gardens or along the perimeter of the lake. A visit to Roath Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cardiff trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I loved it, but I adore birds so that is what made it for me. It is a bit away from the centre, but I woudl say it's worth a visit. I spent couple of hours there, walking around, taking photos of bird...  more »
  • We had an enjoyable walk round the park on a Bank Holiday weekend. However, nice as it is, it's not glorious but a bit scruffy at the edges and could do with some investment. Cardiff Council in genera...  more »
  • I used to run around here. Gorgeous lake no matter what the weather. In the sun it's great, in light drizzle it's still worth running around. I'm not a fan of the swans but I guess they add to the amb...  more »
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  • A beautiful park, boating lake and botanical garden. A must visit for people new to Cardiff as well as those who already live there. A great place to feed the ducks or simply stroll around and watch the boaters. Family friendly, there is place to picknick, grab an icecream and play on the slides. Ideal times are late evening or mid morning, even good for an early morning walk to collect your thoughts before a hard days work. Definitely recommended!
  • Great scenic views and peaceful location
  • Iv been going to Roath park since I was a small child, grandparent live very close by. It's always been a lovely and extremely beautiful place to explore and. Going for a walk, boating on the lake, cafe (which i went to today and had food, whuxh was delicious as always) feeding the ducks, geese and swans, getting an ice cream, taking the children to the park, walking in the gardens full of beautiful flowers. My favourite part has always been the greenhouse, so beautiful. Grandfather took us for many years to feel the coy carp, terrapins and two ducks. Still go regularly. Only £2 entry for adults. Absolutely love this place. Will post pictures x
  • Roath Park. What more could you want? Boats, ducks, children play area, gardens and a greenhouse with turtles! We love this place.
  • It's a great way to get fit just walk through a beautiful park without any boredom.