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Cathays Park

Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, Wales
+44 29 2068 4000
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lovely

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

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Amber G
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Dorridge, United Kingdom
Nice small park come campsite

The roses and some flower beds are glorious, also crocus and flowering trees. Bit tired round the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
ExploreMindfully
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Cardiff, UK
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  • Average8%
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Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, Wales
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+44 29 2068 4000
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"national museum of wales"
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"cardiff university"
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"quiet haven"
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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.

Thank Amber G
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Reviewed 9 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

Thank ExploreMindfully
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Reviewed 10 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

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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

Thank crofty217
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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

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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

Thank 456David
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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

Thank ColinC394
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Reviewed 7 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

Thank James A
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

Thank RachelUK123
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were here for Graduation and it is a must for photos, very clean and tidy. Cardiff is well blessed with parks and open spaces.

Thank AnneEF
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Nice place to sit and eat lunch but it isn't particularly big. Nice for a quiet walk but isn't going to be that long.

Thank Eddie S
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