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The roses and some flower beds are glorious, also crocus and flowering trees. Bit tired round the sides and needs more benches (they keep vanishing). Also need to stop adding more memorial stones, getting a bit cluttered now council. Increasing problem with tents and litter...More
I was a student at University College here, 50 years ago. I'm delighted that Cathays has changed so little in the half century! Its a place where civic (monumental) architecture (City Hall, the Law Courts, National Museum of Wales, University of Wales, the Welsh Office)...More
The photo seems to be of what I call Alexandra Gardens. I've lived in Cardiff all my life and I'm not sure whether this is Alexandra Gardens; Smallman's; or Cathays Park. The Park itself is the rectangular space with formal lawns and island flower beds,...More
Date of experience: October 2017
ParksTeam, Manager at Cathays Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017
It is Alexandra Gardens which is part of Cathays Park.
Cardiff Parks Department
Superb collection of extremely impressive 'civic'-style buildings set within parkland in, or
close to, city centre. Cardiff City Hall, the Law Courts, National Museum of Wales with its priceless art collections, University of Wales, the Welsh Office and, over road, the beautifully-restored Cardiff Castle are...More
We thought we would go for a walk from our hotel to the museum, but we found numerous rough sleepers. They were in subways, shop doorways anywhere to get shelter.
A lot of them were begging, though not aggressively as they do in London.
Cathays Park is surrounded by some impressive architecture, The City Hall, The Central Law Courts, The National Museum, The Welsh Office and various Cardiff University Buildings, the centre of the park, is laid out as formal gardens, is home to the Welsh National War Memorial...More