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Roath Park, Cardiff

4.7
#2 of 17 in Parks in Cardiff
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Roath Park and other Cardiff attractions using our handy Cardiff online sightseeing planner .
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  • Lovely park children can play also let off stress after school and you can have a lovely walk around and seeing the swans is my favourite part funny when the geese chase the kids lovely family day out...  more »
  • This park is an urban treasure. I was staying nearby and was delighted to wander into it and encounter the lake. I think it would be even nicer in summer with the boaters on the lake. There is a cafe ...  more »
  • Used to live nearby, and now go there quite often as a couple or with grandchildren. A lovely place to walk and take in the scenery, around the lake and / or around the gardens. Plenty of things for k...  more »
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  • It had a bit of everything, entertaining young and older children as well as the adults. The children's play area had a lot of activities, with a grass area outside suitable for picnics. We hired a pedalo which was lots of fun, then went to buy an ice cream and walk past the rose garden. We were lucky enough to enjoy a lovely sunny day. We would all (4 adults and 2 children) highly recommend it
  • A great place to spend an afternoon strolling about. There is a small play park for kids and more than enough wildlife to keep them entertained. For adults, it's just a really beautiful place to walk around. Beware though, this place is crawling with runners at most tines of the day!
  • Nice lake with swans, ducks and geese. Has a cafe and ice cream stall, you can row boats on the lake and there is a play area for the kids. Also there is a ice cream van situated on the entrance. Lots of benches and areas to chill. Lovely walks in the gardens.
  • Pleasant walk for all the family, round the lake. Flat and reasonably smooth. Good for cycling, scooters, wheel chairs. Lots of benches. Nice café, usually a couple of ice cream vendors. You can hire canoe's or pedalo type boats. Nice playground as well.
  • We tend to go here earlier in the day as it can get very busy during warm weather. My wife and I take the dog for a walk around the lake and down in the gardens area. Plenty of things to see and do and plenty of places to sit dotted around this park. You can spend a good few hours here easily just walking around. 😎
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