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.
Roath Park Reviews
Roath Park Lake was built at the end of the 1800’s when Cardiff was developing into a Thriving and growing city. The lake is as tranquil a place as you could wish to see. Wonderful walks around the... more »
Situated a couple of minutes from the centre of Cardiff, it has a lake, playground and cafe. It is a great place. Well worth a visit! 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
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