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Roath Park, Cardiff

4.7
#2 of 21 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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  • I went to Roath Park today looking forward to an afternoon rowing on the lake (like we did all those years ago). HA! Boating has been discontinued due to blue/green algae in the lake (please keep you ...  more »
  • lake side walking or venture onto the water - great for families - cafes and ice creams add to the fun  more »
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  • Great afternoon out. Lovely park for the kids, cafe is good but can be very busy! Large queues for ice creams on sunny days. Walk down to the glass house and see the carp fish , turtles and little birds. Walk around the big lake to see the ducks and swans or go boating on the lake in summer months. Altogether a good afternoon out.
  • A beautiful park! I bet it's brilliant in the summer and will definitely go again if I'm looking for a place to walk in the area. There's loads of birds here, so take bird feed suitable for ducks, swans and geese! It is also on sale on site in the big greenhouses there.
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