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Victoria Park, Cardiff

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Victoria Park is a public park in the Canton district of Cardiff in south Wales at Cowbridge Road East.As its name suggests, it is a traditional Victorian era park named after Queen Victoria and has retained much of its original charm. The park was created as a municipal recreation ground by Cardiff City Council through a city charter between 1897 and 1898 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee marking her record sixty years on the throne. The park is located on the a small part of the extensive traditional Canton Cross common lands that had originally been used as a substantial fresh food and livestock trading market six days a week from the medieval period. Victoria Park was the first municipal park established within Cardiff and was one of the first in the country.The park covers nearly twenty acres and still contains the original model boating and paddling pool which remains a very popular attraction in summer, plus a playpark for younger children. At the very north of the park there are tennis courts and a 5-a-side football astro turf field. The original 1898 bandstand had fallen into disrepair and had been demolished but, in 1998, a replica of the original bandstand was erected on the original site to mark the park's centennial celebrations.
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  • Tons of space for walking, picnics and gardens. A really nice space to spend an afternoon in. Very surprising to have so much green space in the middle of a big city. 
  • Took my kids here for the first time since the splash park was put in and my son and I didn't like at all my daughter loved it but as long as she's getting soaked she don't care there's no park keeper...  read more »
  • The council have done a great job reviving one of the cities oldest parks. The addition of the new "Splash Pad" makes a great, free, family day out. The only negatives are the "killer seagulls", be ca...  read more »
  • The splash park is now open and looks amazing. Clean and safe for all ages. A beautiful park and a lovely little cafe with friendly and helpful staff
  • Another lovely park to have a nice relaxing walk with the family and dogs. Really good park for the kids to enjoy.
  • BEAUTIFUL Park, bring the family. Go to Pettigrew Bakeries opposite and get all you need for a picnic!
  • My local park, it always looks beautiful and the flowers are the best of any park in Cardiff.
  • V cool place to relax
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