Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  South Wales  /  Cardiff  /  Roath Park

Roath Park, Cardiff

#2 of 19 in Parks in Cardiff
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.
Create an itinerary including Roath Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Roath Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,050 reviews
  • Went for a walk around the lake on a cold day with my 2 great grandchildren one day last week,they had a lovely time at the playground although there were a few showers we walked right around the...  more »
  • The meandering paths, the lake and river combine wonderfully with the fabulous display of trees and plants. It is well worth making the effort to visit Roath Park and enjoying the wildlife and plants....  more »
  • Always a great place to come to. It's easy to find and when you're here you forget you're in the city. You can hire a paddle or rowing boat on the lake. There is a decently sized play park for the kids. Plenty of benches for sitting (literally a bench every few meters). You can buy bird seeds to feed the ducks, geese, swans and all other birds. If you're a visitor to Cardiff you can't go home until you've been here!
  • What a gem. Haven't been since kids were young but returned with our 2 grandchildren and were delighted. Safe place for even the 2 year old to play on park equipment, delightful surroundings with the lake as a bonus. Good value for money at the lake cafe and well maintained gardens. Glad we came and will return

Plan your trip to Cardiff

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.