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Cathays Park

Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, Wales
+44 29 2068 4000
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"Not sure whether this is Alexandra Gardens; Smallman's; or Cathays Park - Perhaps someone can put me right".

The photo seems to be of what I call Alexandra Gardens. I've lived in Cardiff all my life and I'm... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Magnificent architecture

Superb collection of extremely impressive 'civic'-style buildings set within parkland in, or close... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“city hall” (15 reviews)
“flower beds” (9 reviews)
“civic centre” (8 reviews)
Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, Wales
+44 29 2068 4000
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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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here one Sunday as part of a walk that included nearby Bute Park and City Hall. The relatively small park is well-cared for and was especially beautiful with spring blossom and tulips during our visit. Several interesting memorials including​ to those who died...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A great visit; Spring is flower time and we loved this place with the blossoming cherry trees and lovely flowers.

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Well what can you say about a quiet haven within walking distance of the city centre where the only interruption is the chime of the City Hall clock.

Thank dicktonyboy
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