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

Roath Park, Cardiff

4.7
#2 of 20 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.
Create an itinerary including Roath Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Roath Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,041 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Future visitors shouldn’t be fooled with picture postcard photos of Cardiff’s supposedly premier park. In reality, this is what the lighthouse actually looks like that Cardiff Council claims is...  more »
  • Wonderful place for an early morning walk with the dog.Nice coffee shop plus the corner coffee shop just down the road.for those people without smart watches its exactly 1 mile around the water.In...  more »
Google
  • 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
Places to stay near Roath Park

Plan your trip to Cardiff

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. 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.

Popular things to do in Cardiff

See all ›
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Side trips from Cardiff

4.6
Duration:2 h
4.0
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cardiff

4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:3 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Nearby attractions in Cardiff

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Cardiff

5.0
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Tours in Cardiff

See all ›
4.8
Duration:4 h
4.6
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:8 h
3.0
Duration:2 h