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Small gardens

Right next to the impressive building of the domed city hall (1905) is Cathays Park. Well... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Day out

Lovely place for a picnic far enough away from centre bustle but close enough to stop and grab some... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Lauren Jean H
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Right next to the impressive building of the domed city hall (1905) is Cathays Park. Well maintained and the park contains some statues.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a picnic far enough away from centre bustle but close enough to stop and grab some lovely food along way

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lauren Jean H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A really lovely park to walk around after lectures with friends and even to just sit and read in for a while.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Amber G
Reviewed 10 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ExploreMindfully
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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
Thank crofty217
ParksTeam, Manager at Cathays Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hello crofty217, It is Alexandra Gardens which is part of Cathays Park. Cardiff Parks Department

Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 456David
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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. Its...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ColinC394
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank James A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Park is lovely if you attend within the warmer, brighter seasons. Ideal spot for a coffee and a stroll.

Date of experience: May 2017
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