Parks and Gardens: Suburbs (North Cardiff)
Roath Park and Lake
Lake Road West, Cardiff. CF23 5PH • (029) 2087 2087
Roath Park, opened in 1894, is Cardiff's most popular public park and it still retains its classic Victorian atmosphere and layout. It is one of Cardiff's biggest parks with a public lake where you can go rowing or just feed the ducks!
Following the Nant Fawr stream, the park has at its heart the 30 acre Roath Park Lake which is a popular facility for fishing and boating. The Scott Memorial Lighthouse on the lake is one of Cardiff's iconic images. The Terra Nova café has recently been extended and provides hot and cold meals all year round and toilet facilities are provided in the park.
North of the lake lies the Wild Garden - its winding paths and wildflowers shaded by trees - and the Llandennis Oval, a site steeped in history. Its ancient pond is said to be the site of St Isan's 12th century 'Llan' or enclosure. South of the lake is the Botanic Garden containing a superb tree and shrub collection, floral displays, adventure playground and Roath Park Conservatory.
Popular with families, the young and the old.
Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Light Refreshments Available, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. Smoking allowed.
Open 7.30am-dusk daily. Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located north of the city centre on the main road to Llanishen.
Heath High Level or Heath Low Level railway stations: Ten minutes walk.
Free parking available nearby.
Roath Park and Lake, Lake Road West, Cardiff. CF23 5PH • (029) 2087 2087
Last Updated Monday 10 February 2020
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