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Cathays Park

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Neighbourhood: Cathays
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Address: Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, Wales
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Beautiful, quiet park

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 in the Falklands war, and to organ donors. Highly recommended if visiting City Hall, the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

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Thank Marisa B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank dicktonyboy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely flowers when in season, a quiet place in the centre of the city surrounded by the civic centre buildings. Not much to see aside from the solemn war memorial but can provide a breath of fresh air if you fancy a walk in a nice little park.

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Thank Mark B
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Often come here at lunchtime. Peaceful and beautiful in spring. Lovely if you fancy a break from the city. Lots of seats too!

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Thank Carol816
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a lovely walk, showing a monument dedicated to Army, Navy and Air Force, holding up wreaths. The park is well kept, and still close to the town centre.

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Thank David M
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I often went here in the past Summer, the cherry blossoms were a beautiful sight to behold. The excellent work of the groundkeepers is also to be commended as the tulips were absolutely devastated by the rain but were promptly removed and more flowers planted.

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Thank Daniel M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Considering how central it is, and how often I venture into the city, I have very rarely visited this lovely little park and war memorial. I usually visit once a year, as I did yesterday for the Remembrance Service which is always very moving. Previously I had been to the park on a number New Year's celebrations when it was... More 

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Thank Luke_Sweeney_Todd
Burlington, Canada
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565 reviews
267 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If I ever get back to Cardiff, Cathays Park will be one of the items at the top of my agenda. We were around and about it on several occasions during our recent visit to that city, just enough to whet our desire to see more of what this park, in the shadow of the National Museum Cardiff, has to... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have stood here many times on cold November mornings to comrade the fallen. A great venue in the heart of the city to sit and reflect

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